Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Not of this world

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” 
― C.S. Lewis

What I am reading right now.



With what should have been the greatest heist of their career gone spectacularly sour, Locke and his trusted partner, Jean, have barely escaped with their lives. Or at least Jean has. But Locke is slowly succumbing to a deadly poison that no alchemist or physiker can cure. Yet just as the end is near, a mysterious Bondsmage offers Locke an opportunity that will either save him or finish him off once and for all.

Magi political elections are imminent, and the factions are in need of a pawn. If Locke agrees to play the role, sorcery will be used to purge the venom from his body - though the process will be so excruciating he may well wish for death. Locke is opposed, but two factors cause his will to crumble: Jean's imploring - and the Bondsmage's mention of a woman from Locke's past: Sabetha. She is the love of his life, his equal in skill and wit, and now, his greatest rival. 
Locke was smitten with Sabetha from his first glimpse of her as a young fellow orphan and thief-in-training. But after a tumultuous courtship, Sabetha broke away. Now they will reunite in yet another clash of wills. For faced with his one and only match in both love and trickery, Locke must choose whether to fight Sabetha - or to woo her. It is a decision on which both their lives may depend.

I had a black dog his name was Depression, but now he is gone.


Health Month - carignan's report for Monday December, 16th

Health Month - carignan's report for Monday December, 16th

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Traditional work hours are a myth: Why companies should ditch the 9-to-5 standard - The Next Web

Traditional work hours are a myth: Why companies should ditch the 9-to-5 standard - The Next Web

Introverts


What I am reading now.



For generations, the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt – was humanity’s great frontier. Until now. The alien artefact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark.

Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artefact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

Health Month - carignan's report for Wednesday October, 16th

Health Month - carignan's report for Wednesday October, 16th

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here's What It Takes | Fast Company | Business Innovation

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here's What It Takes | Fast Company | Business Innovation

The Pros and Cons of Coffee Consumption | Geeks are Sexy Technology News

The Pros and Cons of Coffee Consumption | Geeks are Sexy Technology News