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The Birth of Loud: Follows the Creation and Adoption of Iconic Electric Guitars

The Birth of Loud Leo Fender Les Paul Ian S Port Book Review

What we know of as rock n roll, is not only the story of music but the history of instruments as well. The Birth of Loud chronicles a rivalry that was at the center of more than one musical movement and it is superbly written by Ian S. Port who not only describes the people and their instruments, the trials and innovation, but the feelings of change and moments of inspiration.

Author Ian S. Port writes this book not only with great prose, but there’s some poetry in there too. His description of Hendrix at Woodstock performing the Star-Spangled Banner is the best I have ever read…

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Sorting Things Out, Five Items at a Time

Sorting Things Out Five Items at a Time Agent Palmers Guide to Organization

Back in 2018, I decided that I had too much stuff. I’m not a hoarder, but I do tend to hold on to things.

I didn’t go through a complete purge of my life asking if every item in my house brings me happiness because to me, that’s not always the smartest question. (Sorry, Marie Kondo, I won’t be joining your cult.) I’m not looking for a minimalist lifestyle either. I’m just looking for an organized and, if possible, optimized lifestyle.

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“Your Journey to Aging Well” with help from the friendly Sally Handlon

Your Journey to Aging Well Drink Move Eat Sleep Sally Handlon

Sally Handlon has not written a “self-help” book with Your Journey to Aging Well: Drink, Move, Eat, Sleep. She has written a guide full of information, tips, and relatable personal stories that make reading this book feel more like having a cup of coffee with a friend who is genuinely concerned for your health.

The book starts with a biology recap of body systems, which is important because it creates a relevance for you the reader about the reasoning and language utilized in the suggested whys and hows that come later in the book.

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2020 Review: Finding peace in what I love and can control

Photo by Sebastian Leonhardt on Unsplash

The year 2020 may have seemed longer, but it was just a singular calendar year consisting of the standard non-leap year 365 days and 8,760 hours. But just like sitting in class watching the clock, circumstances have the unique ability to both speed up and slow down our perspective of time.

For some, as the joke goes, 2020 was the longest March in history. For others, this year flew by, and I definitely side with the latter.

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