PES Friday: This Week’s Recommended Reads – 2/23/2018


In addition to my daily PES schedule, I managed to finish an excellent sci-fi novel and am halfway through the meandering yet insightful memoirs of Louis L’Amour: Education of a Wandering Man. I’ll probably post more about that when I finish, but talk about inspiration for writers–this guy just devoured books. It’s all the good stuff too (here’s a sample list from 1930). I’m seeing a common pattern among the prolific writers–they read, read, and read some more.

Poem

A Song by W. B. Yeats

Oh, who could have foretold
That the heart grows old?

Maintaining good health is not limited to the physical body. Keep the heart and soul alive as well.

Essay

Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature by Sir Francis Bacon

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall: but in charity there is no excess;

Frank educates us on what he believes it takes to be truly good.

Short Story

Life Dies and Then You Suck by Steven G. Jackson from It’s All in the Story 

Another story from my writer’s group anthology (Southern California Writer’s Association), and another one written by Steven Jackson to boot! Hilarious take on William Randolph Hearst.

Happy Friday!

-Phillip

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