Prison Diary * Jeffrey Archer (2003)

A Prison Diary is a series of three books of diaries written by Jeffrey Archer during his time in prisons following his convictions for perjury and perverting the course of justice. Each volume is named after the parts of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. The volumes become progressively longer due to his stay being longer andContinue reading “Prison Diary * Jeffrey Archer (2003)”

Black Mass by Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill

Black Mass, the true story of a deal between Irish mobsters and their FBI handlers written by Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. The South Boston neighborhood has long been considered a poor younger sibling to its swanky northern Boston locales. Long populated by generations of Irish immigrants, ties to the neighborhood runContinue reading “Black Mass by Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill”

How to command and influence people

The Styles and Methods of Power Power is the ability to get things done – your way. Sometimes it’s a direct order that you give, sometimes a suggestion you make, or a request or the asking of a favor; but the result (if you have power) is always that the other person acts and you derive aContinue reading “How to command and influence people”

You are the future * Rainer Maria Rilke

Du bist die Zukunft, großes Morgenrot Du bist die Zukunft, großes Morgenrot über den Ebenen der Ewigkeit. Du bist der Hahnschrei nach der Nacht der Zeit, der Tau, die Morgenmette und die Maid, der fremde Mann, die Mutter und der Tod.Du bist die sich verwandelnde Gestalt, die immer einsam aus dem Schicksal ragt, die unbejubeltContinue reading “You are the future * Rainer Maria Rilke”

1984 * George Orwell’s vision on a Big Brother state

WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH So goes the motto of the Party in Oceania, governed by only four ministries: The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts. The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war. The Ministry of Love, which maintained law andContinue reading “1984 * George Orwell’s vision on a Big Brother state”

Awe is TNT for the soul.

WONDER IS A blasting cap. It is an emotion that goes off with a bang, shattering settled beliefs, rattling the architecture of the mind, and clearing space for new ideas, new possibilities. Wonder is often thought of as a peaceful emotion, a sense of  resounding inner quiet. Of course we would associate it with silence. TheContinue reading “Awe is TNT for the soul.”

Instant Fact: How To Get The Truth Out of Anyone!

In an ideal society there would be no need for lies. But we live in a world of deception. And whether you want to play or not, you’re in the game. The question is, do you want to win? Compiled By: John J. Webster I. Signs of Deception Once you realize that you’re being liedContinue reading “Instant Fact: How To Get The Truth Out of Anyone!”

Newsflash, humility was shot dead today in a back alley dispute with vanity.

The whole world’s a stage but I am not an actor, I am, always was, will be, the audience, 6,000 different misrepresentations of how I see myself have crowed into a theatre to watch the earth cave in upon itself, I don’t need to acknowledge the spectacle because I’ve come to understand that writing is not a career or a way ofContinue reading “Newsflash, humility was shot dead today in a back alley dispute with vanity.”