- Anatomy of Peace by The Arbinger Institute (relationships)
- Essentialism by Greg McKeown
- The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane
- In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (body)
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle (mind)
- A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
- 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving an F*** by Mark Manson
- Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynn Truss
- I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
- Eat Fat, Get Thin by Dr. Mark Hyman
- The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
- Drive by Dan Pink
- The Revolution by Ron Paul
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie)
- The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by)
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig)
- The Thank-You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuck)
- Rework by DHH)
- Start with Why by Simon Sinek)
- Seven Habits by Stephen Covey)
- Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes)
- (?? The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor)
- (?? Quiet by Susan Cain)
- (?? Warfighting (MCDP1) by United States Marine Corps)
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Peter Pan by James Barrie
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- The Chronicles of Prydain (yes, all 5 books) by Lloyd Alexander
- The Once and Future King by T. H. White
- Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
- Timeline by Michael Crichton
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin *
- ?? The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
- ?? Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
- ?? King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
- ?? The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
- ?? Shogun by James Clavell
- ?? The Witcher (series) by Andrzej Sapkowski
- ?? Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
- ?? Beowulf by Unknown
- ?? The Twilight of the Gods by Wagner (or by Alex Alice, ha ha)
- ?? The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
- ?? Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
- ?? Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
- ?? The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
- Hmm. Common Theme: Character, Adventure, Imagination?
- Sorta Dan Brown
- Brandon Sanderson
- Siegfried (trilogy) by Alex Alice
- Harry Potter Illustrated by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay (and the pictures move in the ebook!)
- How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee
- Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
- Twenty Odd Ducks by Lynn Truss and Bonnie Timmons
- The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss
- The Explorer's Guild: A Passage to Shambhala by X and Kevin Costner
- S. by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams
- Hyrule Historia by, uh, Nintendo?
- The Best Camera by Chase Jarvis
- Pursue your godhood. Revere your mortality. (Σεβαστείτε τη θνησιμότητα. Συνεχίστε τη θεότητα?) -- Pseudo Delphic Oracle
- "What goes around comes around." -- Dad
- "La felicidad a veces es una bendición, pero generalmente es una conquista." -- Paulo Coehlo, A orillas del rio Piedra me sente y llore (slightly misquoted)
- "All things are possible to him that believeth." -- Jesus, Mark 9:23
- "Never punt fourth down." -- Post Malone, "Wow," Hollywood's Bleeding
- "Less UI. More UX."
- "To he who will not harden his heart is given the greater portion of the word until he knows the mysteries of God in full." -- Alma, 12:10 (A New Translation)
- "Novels don't strive to get to the bottom of things, but to express what it's like never to be able to." -- Jonathan Safran Foer (Guardian interview 20 Mar 2010)
- "Every word reflects the universe." -- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
- Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.
- Non-Complementary Behavior.
- High Adventure. (Taking a daring gamble on the unknown for a greater good.)
- Inevitable Harmony. (Karma or the Song.)
- (Personal) Overton Window. (Our personal openness to new ideas and having our basic assumptions questioned.)
- Pathological Altruism.
- Dark Matter.
- Simulation Theory.
- This list is drastically incomplete. It's a WIP. Still collecting my thoughts. These are notes, a rough draft of something I imagine I'll eventually put together for real. I hope you'll take it easy on them (and me)...
- Dr. Mark Hyman https://drhyman.com/ (health and diet)
- Jordan B. Peterson https://jordanbpeterson.com (adulting)
- Tim Ferriss http://tim.blog (lifehacking)
- Ramit Sethi http://iwillteachyoutoberich.com (finance and business)
- Marques Brownlee http://MKBhd.com (tech)
- Tim Grahl https://booklaunch.com (book publishing)
- Tim Schafer http://doublefine.com (Man, a lot of Tims on here--videogame creator)
- Chase Jarvis http://chasejarvis.com (photographer)
- Gary Vaynerchuck https://garyvaynerchuk.com (business guru)
- ? Brene Brown (adulting)
- ? Kevin Rose (tech)
- ? Shawn Achor (happiness)
- ? Jerry Seinfeld (comedy)
- ? Stephen Colbert (LotR)
- ? Stephen Curry (basketball)
- ? Snazzy Labs (tech)
- ? Kelly Starrett (fitness and mobility)
- ? http://mises.org (economics)
- MPOW M30 earbuds (inexpensive and awesome bluetooth earbuds)
- Waterfield Bolt (laptop bag, get the small one, minimalists!)
- Google Pixel (phone)
- Pixelbook (laptop and sketchpad)
- Google Home Max (speaker)
- Rose Anvil Claude (minimalist wallet)
- Tall mason jars! (for drinking and storing leftovers, plus some cool lids for them)
- Cable management. Can I put that here? I bought my PC cords in white, so they would stand out less against a white wall, and then I bound them all together with white velcro. And a few years ago, at my corporate workplace, I braided my cables to make them look nicer. Freaking love this stuff. In Myers-Briggs, I'm an INF-OCD.
- Videogame controllers. I have an obsession. Even bought the Steam controller. I have an awesome mini controller, the Moga Hero Power that's super portable and clips to a phone. I use an Xbox wireless controller for most stuff. Planning to buy Stadia and 8BitDo controllers next because they're USB-C!
- Photos.Google.com Editing and saving photos. I can't believe you're not using this.
- Keep.Google.com Making top-10 lists. And for making dope sketches with my digital pen.
- Drive.Google.com I write novels in Docs. I've made crazy complex graphics in Slides. And I admire a fine spreadsheet.
- Pixlr E (browser-based Photoshop)
- PocketCasts.com (I do both podcasts and audiobooks in here, and I love it!)
- Audible.com and Overdrive are also super great
- PCloud.com (for cloud storage, mostly because I got a good deal)
- Music.Google.com (free cloud locker for your music if you're old school like me)
- ? Chrome
- ? Calendar
- ? Gmail
- ? Hangouts
- ? Fit
- You're starting to see the pattern here, right?
- Lord of the Rings: Fellowship, Two Towers, Return of the King (3) (best epic)
- Star Wars: IV, V, VI (3) (best space opera)
- Indiana Jones: Raiders and Last Crusade (2) (best adventure)
- The Matrix (best action)
- (500) Days of Summer (best romance)
- Inception (best thriller)
- Kung Fu Panda (best animated)
- Dumb and Dumber (best comedy)
- Contact (best scifi)
- U-571 (best drama)
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Black Pearl (adventure)
- ? Finding Nemo (animated) [I ADORE about 90% of the Pixar movies!]
- ? The Rocketeer (adventure)
- ? Disney's Peter Pan (family)
- ? The Sandlot (family)
- ? The Emperor's New Groove (animated)
- ? Gravity (also Apollo 13) (scifi)
- ? The Man Who Knew Too Little (comedy)
- ? True Grit (drama)
- ? Shanghai Noon (comedy)
- ? Maverick (comedy)
- ? Unbreakable (superhero)
- ? Groundhog Day (family)
- ? Kingdom of Heaven/ Last Samurai/ Troy (epic)
- ? Seven Years in Tibet (drama)
- ? Count of Monte Cristo (adventure)
- ? Braveheart (epic)
- The Men Who Stare at Goats (psychic comic adventure)
- Common Theme: Smart Comic-Book Adventures or Sci-Fantasy
- Keynes and Hayek: Fight of the Century (an economics rap video--yes, number one)
- Lars Anderson: A New Level of Archery (I can't introduce this; you just have to watch it.)
- Papyrus SNL (Okay, this seems like a joke, but it's not. I feel this PAIN ALMOST DAILY!)
- Happiness at Work TED by Shawn Achor (Favorite of TED talks.)
- Science and Spirituality TED by Jeff Lieberman (Actually, this may be my favorite TED.)
- Liquid Mountaineering: Running on Water (You have to believe.)
- Outdoor Fitness Essentials by Tim Ferriss and Merrell Sports (Unlisted!) And if you want stellar back muscles, you'll want to follow Tim's training on kettlebell swings too.
- Lightning in a Bottle by Key and Peele (Come on, Cedric.)
- Mark Sisson's Primal Sprinting Workout (Minimalist exercise!)
- Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- StarCraft 2 (and 1)
- The Curse of Monkey Island
- NBA Jam Tournament Edition
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Mario 64
- Mega Man X
- Jedi Knight (+ JKII)
- Assassin's Creed ODYSSEY (+ let's face it, the whole series)
- Ibb&Obb (Oh my gosh! Play this with someone who you're trying to convert to videogames! Or with someone you're trying to connect with. It's a simple, puzzle-based, co-op platformer! I love the art, the simplicity, the teamwork. I love it so much.)
- Grim Fandango
- GYLT (on Stadia, and scary for a chicken like me, ha ha)
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
- Yoshi's Island
- Quake III, Unreal Tournament
- The Witcher III (edited via a Steam patch)
- Super Mario Bros (NES +)
- All the Zelda games
- Fancy Pants (and Super FP Adventures) [action platformer]
- Oceanhorn [Zelda clone, storied action adventure]
- Super Phantom Cat 1 & 2 [artful Mario clone, action platformer]
- Iron Marines [Starcraft clone, probably need a tablet to play well]
- Thomas Was Alone [charactered puzzle platformer]
- NBA Jam [action sports]
- The Banner Saga 1 & 2 [storied turn-based strategy]
- The Cave [storied puzzle platformer]
- Oddmar [storied platformer, amazing animations, not too hard]
- Beach Buggy 2 [Mario Kart clone, way better than Nintendo's mobile offering] WORD TO THE WISE: Playing a game with in-game purchases, particularly ones that have a pay-to-win setup, is like gambling against the house. The odds are against you, and it is a fool's game. Unfortunately, because some do beat the house, there are many fools, and the industry thrives. I think it's good to set rules for yourself that you won't gamble against the house and you won't play a game that's pay-to-win. I recommend you plan to quit this game about halfway through. </soapbox>
- Cordy 2 [action platformer]
- Broken Age [storied graphic adventure]
- Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (run it on emulator, plays perfectly with a touch screen...)
- Limbo [dark storied, puzzle platformer]
- ? Ultraflow [simple, physics]
- ? Grim Fandango [storied graphic adventure]
- ? CounterSpy
- ? Never Alone
- ? Mario Go
- * iOS Lost Winds [puzzle platformer]
- Waking up. Ug. And going to bed. I never want to do either. Maybe it's just transitions (change) that I don't like.
- Needles. When I get blood drawn, I feel like I'm wounded the whole day. Like I'm not going to make it. Go on without me.
- Stomach noises--not farts--but the internal, audible stomach noises. Oh, and hiccups. Basically I hate when the ol' body does things without permission.
- Growing up.
- Neighbors with sub-woofers. Please use headphones. Pleeeeeeeese.
- Slide Presentations. Unless it's Steve Jobs quality, then top ten. I actually love a good slide deck, but good ones are so rare. So rare.
- Cops. Freaking fuzz. (Unless they're kind.) I feel like I'm a decently nice guy, and I've been treated just horribly a couple of times. But I do have a cousin who's a cop, and he's pretty cool--has never once been unkind to me or unduly suspicious.
- Cars. More specifically car problems. If only cars were computers, then I'd be okay.
- Printers. Especially trying to get my parents' working. Just email it!
- Spiders. I'm freaked out by spiders nearly all the time, including when there are no spiders physically present. (They're always psychologically present.) Which makes it weird how much I like Spider-Man, Spider-Man. 🕷️