John Adams, Les Miserables, My Grandfather's Son, The Book Thief, The Chosen, Mere Christianity, Little Britches, Carry On Mr. Bowditch, Ender's Game, Emma, The Intelligent Investor, Basic Economics (Thomas Sowell), The Graveyard Book, The Hitchhiker's Guide series, A Disciple's Life, The Magician: Apprentice series, The FairTax Book, The Future for Investors, What Social Classes Owe Each Other, Donbas, The Happiness Advantage, Calvin and Hobbes, The Essays of Warren Buffet, The Constitution, the Bone series (graphic novel), As a Man Thinketh, C.S. Lewis: The Man and His Message, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Law (Bastiat), Economic Harmonies (Bastiat), The Way of Kings, Elantris, Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire, Moving In His Majesty and Power, Bonds That Make Us Free, Common Stocks Uncommon Profits, Libertarianism: A Primer, Orthodoxy (Chesterton), A Jane Austen Education, Mathematicians Are People Too, Much Ado About Nothing, Heart of a Shepherd, The Right to Make a Living, Life Without Lawyers, The Mainspring of Human Progress, The Lonesome Gods, Alas Babylon, Good to Great,
Fiddler on the Roof, Frequency, Galaxy Quest, Field of Dreams, Bourne trilogy, The King and I, Lord of the Rings, Emma (Paltrow and the recent BBC version), Inception, Les Miserables (Liam Neeson), Miracle, Music and Lyrics, National Treasure, Sense and Sensibility, Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog, Singing in the Rain, Spiderman 2, The Blind Side, The Greatest Game Ever Played, The Rookie, October Sky, Apollo 13, TV: Seinfeld, Foyle's War, Law & Order, Everybody Loves Raymond, Firefly, The Office
Jesse Cook, Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, The Cranberries, Oingo Boingo, Randy Travis, The Beach Boys, The Proclaimers, Rascal Flatts, Les Miserables, Michael Buble, Guns N' Roses, Mana, Josh Turner, Coldplay, The Four Seasons, Jodee Messina, The Cars, They Might Be Giants, Luciano Pavarotti
"Better than certainty is to have the courage of ambivalence–except I'm not sure about it." - Josh Greenfeld
" Hello, I'm Leonard Nimoy. The following tale of alien encounters is true. And by true, I mean false. They're all lies but they are entertaining lies. And in the end, isn't that the real truth? The answer... is No "
- Leonard Nimoy (The Simpsons)
"But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint." - Edmund Burke
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders; no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way out for himself if society is sweeping toward destruction. Therefore, everyone, in his own interests, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle. None can stand aside with unconcern; the interest of everyone hangs on the result. Whether he chooses or not, every man is drawn into the great historical struggle, the decisive battle into which our epoch has plunged us." - Ludwig von Mises
"We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf." - George Orwell
"I love deadlines. I like the sound they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams
"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family." - Virginia Satir
“Charity means pardoning what is unpardonable, or it is no virtue at all. Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all. And faith means believing the incredible, or it is no virtue at all.” - G.K. Chesterton, “The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton, p. 125
"A friend of mine is shy about being seen shirtless because he is a little overweight. So how would I get him to start walking around the house with his shirt off more frequently come spring and summer?"
"Another vote for a text the next day.
Mention one thing she said, like "I had a great time with you yesterday, what you said about ... was especially funny." or whatever and see how she responds. I wouldn't push for a next date but…"
"When I say it, I mean that he is the be-all and end-all of my existence; that anything I think I want is inferior to him; that any moral standard I can come up with is inferior to him; that everything is temporary, fickle, joyless, and useless…"