December 2015

  • How I Did with My 2015 Goals

    I set some goals for myself at the start of the year. I think this is a good practice. But setting goals doesn’t do anything without a little reflection. So, let’s look back at the ones I set and see how I did with them. MY SET GOALS 1. Revise, Polish, and Actively Seek Ways […]

  • 2015 Reading Challenge – How’d I Do?

    I found this reading challenge at the start of the year and thought it was a great idea. Truth be told though, I never glanced at it a second time throughout the entire year. I already blog about every book I read, and manage to put up a new post every week. So, finding books […]

  • Psycho-Cybernetics

    Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz I read this book when I was a teenager and it blew me away. I decided that I needed to brush the dust off it and give it a re-read. This book was written by a plastic surgeon who noticed something interesting in his practice. He would operate on people who […]

  • Wit’s End – The Line Between Fiction and Reality

    Wit’s End by Karen Joy Fowler This novel revolves around a successful author who values her privacy. She has a unique way of planning her mysteries. For each book, she builds a diorama in a doll house. This allows her to plan out the murder scene in detail. She never lets anyone see these, however. […]

  • Little Brother – A Great Read!

    Little Brother by Cory Doctorow I love reading Young Adult fiction. Maybe we don’t need this distinction when it comes to novels. A great story is a great story no matter who it is aimed at. And this one definitely fits that. There is a passage in this book from the main character’s point of […]

  • Top 15 Albums of 2015

    I started this tradition in 2009. I came up with the Top 9 Albums that year and have been adding an album to list every year. For some reason though, I only posted that list last year on The Word is Bond and not here on Silent Cacophony. So here is this year’s list. Please […]

  • The Last Graphic Novel Reads of 2015

    All New Captain America: Hydra Ascendant Sam Wilson aka The Falcon has taken on the mantle of Captain America. Although, he still has his wings and hasn’t quite mastered how to target the shield effectively. His first mission doesn’t go exactly as planned either. He’s unsure that he deserves to be Captain America. He knows […]

  • Are We All Zapped?

    Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution by Ann Louise Gittleman In this day and age we are inundated with electronic devices. It’s almost impossible to get away from them. Most of us wouldn’t want to either. These modern conveniences are not […]

  • Life is Great . . . Even When It Sucks

    Life is Great Even When It Sucks by Ellen Nyland It’s hard to have a positive attitude when things are going poorly for you. But if you take a moment, it is hard to argue that Life is Good . . . Even When it Sucks. I am always amazed at how books that are […]

  • Sound Unbound- Sampling Music and Culture

    Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture. Edited by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky The basic tenet of this book is . . . Technology enables creativity, community, art, and love. Crippling it to save someone’s outmoded business-model is a crime against humanity. Sampling is perhaps one of the least understood concepts about modern […]