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love shel:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Sunday, November 13, 2011, In : Books 


This was my favorite poem from Shel Silverstein's new book Every Thing On It. It makes me a bit sad every time I read it but that's OK. What a genius.

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no postage:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, In : Books 

I knew when I bought this book of postcards that they would likely never take flight. I am just perfectly content to sit and stare at the simplicity. Charley Harper is a master.

One of my favorites is Blue Jay Bathing:



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in praise of snail mail:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Sunday, January 2, 2011, In : Books 

I dragged this book out as long as a I could because I didn't want it to end. Well done, Joan Reardon. Many thanks too.

Before I started, I wondered if I was going to race through Avis DeVoto's letters to savor Julia. I needn't have worried. I enjoyed Avis as much as Julia. At times, even more so.

To think it all started with a gift of French knives.


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the end:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : Books 


This book is about how institutions need to harness the talent of their employees if they want to thrive in a world where change is constant and knowledge is scarce. While I didn't consider it a riveting read, I do think it's an important read. Especially if you're thinking about jumping ship and hanging out your own shingle.

I read about work a lot, you see, which is funny because I've never particularly cared for working for other people. I've always seen it as something I had to do so I co...

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point in time:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Sunday, November 21, 2010, In : Books 


One look at my bedside table will give you an idea where my head is at lately. (Yeah, that's Superman.)


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switcharoo:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : Books 


It's refreshing to hear someone say businesses should operate more like not-for-profits. Click here to see my sketchnotes.

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my new spiritual path:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Books 



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super:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Friday, July 23, 2010, In : Books 


This is the first comic book I've bought in at least 25 years.

I didn't pay much attention when the guy at Casablanca Comics brought it over unsolicited to show my mom and I. My mom flipped through it (once a big Superman fan) then I put it back on the shelf. However, Superman is very powerful and eventually pulled me back with his super-powers.

In this new series by J. Michael Straczynski and artist Eddy Barrows, Superman walks across the country to connect with us mere mortals. Move over, Bu...

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gift:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Saturday, July 10, 2010, In : Books 

This book was placed in my hands a few days ago with such a glowing recommendation that I started it while in the midst of another. I wanted to like it but, 40 pages in, it wasn't making much sense. Yesterday I couldn't even answer the easy where-are-you-in-the-story question. I decided to start over and was shocked by all the things I missed.

Thanks for the book, SM... and the lesson about being present.

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bigger than life:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, In : Books 

If you ever want your librarians to know who you are, put this book on hold. It's a definite conversation starter.

Not only that, it is visual delight and an amazing read. I did, however, run out of time so I'd appreciate it if the four people ahead of me did not dilly dally so I can finish.



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smitten:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, In : Books 

I've been plowing through books that re-envision work lately. What I love most about this one is that Mike Rohde's illustrations are a perfect match for the book's no-nonsense, clever writing style. But don't just take my word for it, click here to read five chapters and see for yourself.



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buy this book right now:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Saturday, February 20, 2010, In : Books 



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great read:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Saturday, December 26, 2009, In : Books 

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easy rider:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, In : Books 

If a bike messenger in Chicago can tune into the Zen and be in the moment, I have absolutely no excuse for not doing the same.


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