I like to do a Favorites of the Year post on our blog’s birthday, so here are some of the interviews or written pieces which we enjoyed most over the past year that you may have missed, or may like to view again:
Yesterday, I put a wrap on the fifth year of this blog (put your favorite emoji here), and in keeping with my annual tradition, here are 25 of my favorite posts of the past year created by the Shalblog Industries® team. In no particular order:
Thanks for an enjoyable year and all your comments and support so far!
What a trip. It’s the third anniversary of this blog this week. It’s a little scary to think I’ve posted that many times. It’s been so nice to hear from readers.
Here are a dozen of my favorite posts and memories from the past year that you may have missed, which you might also enjoy:
Today I’m celebrating the end of the second year of daily blog posts, and I want to thank all the people who have given me their support. I’m a glutton for punishment, so I’m set to do another year of this. Actually, I’ve enjoyed doing it a lot.
Last night also marked the end of the magic contest, and sometime within the week, I’ll announce the winners. Thanks to everyone who participated.
I thought I’d do a quick round-up here of my twenty favorite blog posts from the past year that featured my own original content. You may enjoy re-visiting or catching up with some of these:
Radio Interviews and Stories
A quick list of books that I feel most influenced my mind and heart over the years. What does your list look like? In no particular order:
1. The Annotated Alice–Martin Gardner and Lewis Carroll
2. The Catcher in the Rye–J.D. Salinger
3. The Ginger Man–J.P. Donleavy
4. Chemical and Biological Warfare–Seymour Hersh
5. Letting Go–Philip Roth
6. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
7. Crime and Punishment–Fyodor Dostoyevsky
8. Endless Night–Agatha Christie
11. The Shock Doctrine–Naomi Klein
12. An Actor Prepares–Stanislavsky
13. Mind and Nature–Gregory Bateson
14. Summerhill–A.S. Neill
15. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions–Thomas Kuhn
17. Theater of the Mind–Barrie Richardson
18. The Alexandria Quartet–Lawrence Durrell
19. Howl–Allan Ginsberg
20. Debt–David Graeber