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The Road to Character was the tenth book of 2016, which I enjoyed.

The Road to Character seeks to understand, through review of historical examples like Dwight Eisenhower and George Marshall, the ideal road to character.  The book summarizes several very well known individuals in history.  It then discusses the people and situations which developed these great individuals into very well charactered examples.

The Road to Character has all the elements I routinely enjoy in a book.  It has well-written examples, reviews of numerous characters throughout history, and explains all the people that contributed to the success of the person.  I think that The Road to Character does this part quite well; documenting the team and mentors which led to great success.

The Road to Character is an excellent read.

The Road to Character


Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life 
was the sixty second book of 2015, which I enjoyed.

Wow!  This book will change my plans in 2016.  If you place any stock in the fact that “You are what you eat”, you must read this book.  The biggest takeaway from this book is my new interest in the interdependencies between the human brain and gut microbes, specifically biotics.  I’m sure you’ve heard, and taken, antibiotics.  However, do you understand what biotics do for the body and the ramifications before you put that antibiotics pill in your body? I didn’t.  I’m not going to explain everything, but the outcome of reading this book has me integrating prebiotics and probiotics into my diet.  I know what you’re thinking, what are you talking about?  It is fairly simple.

Prebiotic foods:
Acacia gum
Raw chicory root
Raw Jerusalem artichoke
Raw dandelion greens
Raw garlic
Raw or cooked onion
Raw leek
Raw asparagus

Probiotic foods:
Active-Culture Yogurt
Kombucha Tea
Pickled fruits and vegetables
Cultured condiments
Fermented meat, fish, and eggs

If your interested in knowing some specifics about each of these foods, here is a great write up.  Obviously, some items are easier than others to integrate into the daily diet.  I’ve started with onions, garlic, yogurt, kefir, pickles, and kombucha.  I look forward to brewing my own kombucha, but that will have to wait until after and upcoming move.

So is Brain Maker worth the read, absolutely.  This is a top 3 of 2015 book! Brain Maker is a MUST read!

Make sure to check out all the books I’ve enjoyed in 2015.


For book fifty one of 2015, I enjoyed the book The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.

I think the thing that stuck out to me in Organized Mind is the focus on why our brain does certain things.  Ever had that brain glitch where you forgot what you were doing?  That is discussed in Organized Mind.  Ever wondered why you find yourself more effective writing things down on a note card or notebook to be able to use later?  That is discussed in Organized Mind.  This discussed and had me thinking about how my mind operates on a day to day basis.  Very interesting stuff!

This book is an excellent mind opener and great read! Highly recommended!

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

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