I don't just read one thing at a time. I read a dozen or so books at a time, jump through online articles, and back to a book. To the outsider it looks like chaos, yet think of it as I am making a soup. I know that I want a certain taste (or understanding of an idea) and I will maybe add a dash of tomato here, some meat there, some broth, some pepper, some covered simmering, whatever. I seek out ideas via triangularization.

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Eddie has read 22 books toward his goal of 50 books.


Instapaper is where I put a lot of content I find online to read later. I like the clean look, how I can highlight portions, and so on. Here is my reading profile. https://www.instapaper.com/p/eddiecoyote

Philosophize This

I got one of my degrees in philosophy. When was the last time you were held in thrall by a philosopher at a cocktail party? Never? Too bad... because get us together with some tasty beverages and we have great conversations. Still, many people assume philosophy to be stuffy, rigid, boring, and really hard to approach. Wherever you are on the spectrum, someone who thinks thinking is too much work, or someone who has a picture of Kant on your mantle, this podcast is for you. His approaches are in plain language, easy symbolism, and a great way to approach the subjects. A great podcast for all.

TED Radio Hour

This is based on the TED Talks. And while you could simply subscribe to the TED Talks podcast, this is a slightly different approach. The host, Guy Raz, will pick a theme, such as Happiness, and will create a show with TED Talks and interviews with the presenters along that theme.


This is just pure awesomeness put into audio form. I'm unsure how I can sum it up differently. You never know what story they will cover... but whatever it is you will be entertained and informed.

Eddie's bookshelf: read

Might is Right
liked it
Rating it a three because of the colorful use of language. I rate it a one for coherence. It is hard to think that this isn't over the top satire. But it is so full of the same thing, with various quotes and such, that if it is satire it...
Into the Wild
really liked it
Better than the movie.
The Left-hand of Odin
really liked it
Good counter Much needed counter to the standard narratives of feel good fluff. This itself is as imbalanced as the other, of which this is highly critical. The person that seeks only the left hand path, the Ayn Rand heroic self relianc...
The Holy North
really liked it
Like it so far. Wish there were more about the Norse gods in it, however.
it was ok
There are 101 books, and then there are pre books. Much like one may have to take a 083 math class in college before taking Algebra 101. This is 083 level. It is subtitled a book of rituals, but such is a very small part of the book. A...
Jungian Spirituality
it was amazing
I've read a fair amount of Jung and books about Jungian thought. This was a wonderful read. It is approachable and easily digested. The author doesn't waste words. It is succinct. The 2 pages on Job alone are worth reading this book.


Eddie's bookshelf: read

The Orc King
Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind
After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Returning Troops and Their Families
The Story of Philosophy
A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook
Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength
The Mystical Way and the Arthurian Quest
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Atlas Shrugged
The Brothers Karamazov
The Fountainhead
Practical Solitary Magic
Progressive Witchcraft: Spirituality, Mysteries, and Training in Modern Wicca
The Witches' God
Into the Wild
The Red Badge of Courage and Selected Short Fiction
The Hero Within
The Princess Bride

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