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10 Books I’ve read and enjoyed recently

10 Books I’ve read and enjoyed recently (per Eve’s request)

“The Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon

“The Golden Age of Advertising: The 60s”

“What to Eat” by Marion Nestle

“The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg

“The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor

“Story” by Robert McKee

“PHP & MySql: Novice to Ninja” by Kevin Yank

“The Icarus Deception” by Seth Godin

“Taxi: The Harry Chapin Story” by Peter Morton Coan

“Potty Training Boys the Easy Way” by Caroline Fertleman

“Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football” by Rich Cohen

Anyone else who’d like to recommend some books to read, please do.

Replacing Front Concrete Steps in Buffalo Grove, IL

Heather and I are looking to get our front steps redone. Current state is pretty sad. Anyone have ideas or recommendations on how they would approach it? We’re thinking new concrete with a safety railing in metal or wood but we’re open to ideas.

Here is a current shot and a few photoshop mockups of what we might do. I’ll add more to the pinterest wall here.

original stairs
Original Stairs

replacement stairs

3 hours working in Prezi…

3 hours working in Prezi… the charm of the zoom has just about worn off. It’s missing multiple key features that make it feel like more of a gimmick than a useful tool. That said, much of my frustration could be due to inexperience or trying to employ PPT techniques with a non-powerpoint tool. But I still feel like I should at least be able to group items and align/distribute equally. Also, custom fonts? what’s the deal with that? And Flash? ah, well. Here’s the Prezi.