Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Don’t Worry

48 lessons on relieving anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk, the book has some wise insights regarding what Max Ehrmann would call dark imaginings to which I add my own relevant examples at the end.

New Jersey actuarial reports are out so watch for that update later today.

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Grow a Pair

When the three books I bought for this Connecticut weekend disappointed I came across this one at the Plainville library Book Nook.

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Cultivating Justice in the Garden State

The book drops tomorrow but David Wildstein has Chapter 3 – Settling Scores – on his blog so here is a taste.

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Sleep and Explosion Softball

Blog as file cabinet on a couple of fronts.

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The Last Enforcer

Found the book not terribly outrageous (a Barkley slap; a Dolan snub) but you decide:

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Sicker in the Head

The book had the feel of unedited overheard conversations, many with people new to me. Quick skim/read with only a few notable takeaways (including the first one where editing would have helped).

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The Labor Guide to Retirement Plans (II)

A book to educate labor people to argue for keeping their underfunded defined benefit plans with Social Security as the gold standard. Throughout my reading/skimming I often wanted to challenge the author on some points* including this one about cash balance/401(k) combo plans in the private sector:

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The Labor Guide to Retirement Plans (I)

A book to educate labor people to argue for keeping their underfunded defined benefit plans with sprinklings of propaganda.

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Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama

Bob Odenkirk’s memoir provides behind-the-scenes glimpses of an era of “alternative” comedy that, sadly, was after my time with the drama reference being to his acting. Nothing on his personal drama.

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New Retirement Savings Time Bomb

A fairly popular book among libraries for the amount of technical information (mostly on IRAs) included with some notable excerpts.

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