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Headlines for Friday:
|A||X||Type up book notes|
|A||X||Read lab notes : E-Mail from Peter Shepard (grad)|
|A||X||Do paperwork for reading course (iml)|
|A||X||Meet Peter Shepard regarding teaching assistantship|
|Title||Financial Freedom on $5 a Day|
I did find a nifty little tidbit, though: three different techniques for saving a chunk of your income so that you can invest it later on. On page 17, Chakrapani describes:
|Minus Ten||Automatically deduct 10% of your paycheck and put it into a savings account before you even see it. (Pretty standard advice.)|
|Plus Ten||Every time you spend, put aside an extra 10% for your savings. Think of it as extra tax.|
|Day's Due||Save every day. Minimum recommended: Annual income / 3500. (Was that gross or net?)|
The copy I read was so old that Amazon doesn't carry it any more, but Amazon lists the 7th edition for USD 2.50 (used). Not worth shipping, though. Read this one at your local library.
|Title||Rules for the Road|
Of particular interest to me was the short segment on managing a hands-off boss (hello, Mark! ;) ) on page 28. Luppert suggests finding other people who have done what I'm trying to do and asking them questions. Saving questions and ideas will help me make the most of rare moments of contact, and I should take care to update him with tidbits and stuff. Because he won't give me constant feedback, I'll need to give myself whatever encouragement I need. Hmm.
|Authors||A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill|
Let me give you an example of how deep and wonderful this book is. In the section on work, you won't find tips on how to cut corners on the job so that you can spend more time with your family. You won't find wheeling-and-dealing tips to help you get ahead. You will, however, find them not only quoting Kahlil Gibran's "Work is love made visible," but infusing every page with that creed. You'll hear about how involving your children in work can help give them an appreciation of the joy and dignity of work. You'll learn how to make the most of your time, and how to stay energized and loving after a long work day. This is Really Good Stuff.
What I really like about this book is that Rebecca's stories show the value of homemaking and how you can learn important lessons from that underappreciated kind of work. I rarely find women's insights in productivity books unless the books are oriented toward women. Rebecca's stories about her family and her society, her writing and her life were given just as much importance as Robert's stories about business.
There's even an audio CD version for all of you podcast- and CD-listening people out there. Get this book. It's good. In fact, I want to buy several copies of this to give to friends. It's _really_ good.<iframe src="http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=sacchuwik-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=0071422137&fc1=000000&=1&lc1=0000ff&bc1=000000<1=_blank&IS2=1&bg1=ffffff&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0"></iframe>
Thanks in no small part to Travis Hartwell (who poked me into actually _doing_ something that had been on my TODO list for ages), Dominique Cimafranca (who helped me fix my absolutely horrible first draft), Jill Franklin and Don Marti of Linux Journal, and of course the absolutely wonderful Planner community...
Happy happy joy joy! Happy happy joy joy!
E-Mail from Bob Erb
Candle-penguin tried its best to stay serious, but the Sock-penguins and Purse-penguin just couldn't stop clowning around. As the Linux penguin, Tux felt slightly jealous because _it_ had started this entire penguin thing in the first place.
Anyway, we had a nice chat while Sacha went off to watch March of the Penguins. She came back and told us about the amazing stuff other penguins go through in the Antartic just to ensure the survival of our species.
If she doesn't find us tomorrow, you know where we'll be!
Picked up the link from Marcia Hansen's blog. Read her wonderful reflections on her first experiences as a teacher. Awwwwwwwwww!