Sailing, Golf, Halo, US History, Naval History, Old Science Fiction, Business and Finance, Political Process, Government, Economics, Leadership and Followership.
The Marine Corp Way, The Admirals, Team of Rivals, any Edgar Rice Burroughs, American Creation, The Peloponnesian War, Economic Facts and Fallacies, A Country of Vast Design, any books by Tristan Jones.
Animal House, all John Wayne movies, Star Trek movies, A Good Year, Captain Ron, Fools Rush In, Patton, Kellys Heros.
Varied, Classical, Adult Alternaive, Jimmy Buffet, Bob and Ziggy Marly, Jazz.
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. Lincolns Second Inaugural
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"If you read the newspapers, you don't get enlightened, and you hate reading even more! :P
Lots of good suggestions here; I like them all. Why do you hate reading? My guess is it's work. It becomes less work the more you…"
"Carl, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am thinking about giving 5/3/1 another go (I gave it a go a year or so ago). I just have to decide on the template I want. I am happy for any suggestions you may have since you have more experience with…"
"In the short term, podcasts, NPR, and youtube. Start with Ted Talks and Kahn Academy - just follow rabbit-holes of topics that sound interesting and see where they lead you.
But longer term, I'd suggest you need to get over "I hate…"
"If you don't know what someone is talking about, say "Tell me more, I am interested in what you know about that!".....everyone likes to talk and they will be flattered you asked them to fill you in...it works every time!"