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The Mighty Fitz

I finished up The Mighty Fitz by Michael Shumacher a week or so ago (just before I finished Kitchen Confidential) and it was a fascinating recounting of the tragedy and investigation. No, it’s not an in-depth, technical rehash of the sinking, but it did plow through enough of the detail to make one want to know more. A good introductory text on the matter, I’d say.

Given all the theories, it did make me want to dig a little deeper. Later. It’s not great before bed reading, this subject.

Nocilla Trilogy

The Nocilla Trilogy by Agustin Fernandez Mallo (I wish I could figure out the right characters to get his name right.)

The truth is, I wanted to WRITE this series, not read it. It’s brilliant. There’s really no describing it. I don’t know why, but I was in its crosshairs entirely through the first two books. The third fell a little flat for me, but I understand why even if I can’t quite put it into words.

Amazing series.

Photo of The Nocilla Trilogy on my coffee table.
Photo of The Nocilla Trilogy on my coffee table.

something I wrote down

I scribbled something in my notebook a week or so ago about why we create things. It was this:

Do you know why we build things? Because at some point the BS of consuming and acquiring the work of others become so intolerable as to necessitate the creation of something truly unique and completely of and for the self.

What does that mean?

Shut up and make something.

I wrote a lot of stuff to support the above, but I think that stands on its own.