Book List

I’m influenced heavily by what I read. Some of it is instructional, some of it is inspirational; much of it is both.  Truly, most of my purely instructional materials come from the web, so what appears in my book list tends to contain a lot of philosophy… sort of a, “how to approach” projects with a mindset I try to cultivate, rather than which projects to approach.  Of course it changes and grows as I learn.  It also changes according to current interests.  Some stay on here all the time, others go to a deeper part of the shelf.  The list doesn’t include items I read that aren’t about what I’m doing here on PA Skill Set (for example, Clay Shirky’s new book, Cognitive Surplus isn’t here, though I recommend it all the time to information workers and anyone interested in Knowledge Management or information sciences), but here is what’s on the shelf right now.  If you have a suggestion, leave it in the comments!

Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate, by Wendy Johnson

I Am That, by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver

The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2010

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens” Care / Feeding / Facilities, by Gail Damerow

Home Cheese Making, by Ricki Carroll

Ready Made: How to make almost everything, by Shoshana Berger and Grace Hawthorne

Made by Hand, by Mark Frauenfelder

Shop Class as Soul Craft, by Matthew Crawford

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sewing, by Lydia Willis

The Complete Tassajara Cookbook, by Edward Espe Brown

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