PHILIP DEAL BOOKS

Celebrating the Power of Creativity

Good Things Bubbling Up, Second Verse

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GREAT READS 

God Particles, Thomas Lux – When the first reader in the world said, “Let there be write,” Thomas Lux answered the call. The poems in this book are too good to be true, page after page. Thanks to my friend, Eric, for recommending this one after I sent him a picture of the poetry shelves in a bookstore and said “Tell me which one to buy, quick.” He spotted Lux’s book in the mob.

Stand Still Like The Hummingbird, Henry Miller – Don’t read this one. You’ll hate me for recommending it. But I love Miller’s insistent dislike for human behavior, and the way he beats his drum.  

 

GREAT IDEAS

“Speak even when you’re not ready.” This one came from my friend, Kevin. His point was that if you speak enough times when you haven’t prepared anything, eventually you’ll always be ready to speak. I tried it. It works

 

FUN MOVIES

Yesterday. Just watched it for the second time, and it was even better this time. Clever, well-written, and it features music by the greatest band of all time.  

 

OPTIMISM – The gift that keeps on giving.

 

3 Responses

  • H. Kevin Opela
    Jan 15, 2020

    Thanks for the shout out!
    I believe we’re always more ready to leap than we think we are and that there’s more to learn by doing than by planning.
    I’m glad it worked! I can’t wait to hear you speak again!

    H. Kevin Opela Jan 15, 2020
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  • Jean E Deal
    Jan 15, 2020

    Which movie????

    Jean E Deal Jan 15, 2020
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  • Philip Deal
    Jan 15, 2020

    The name of the movie is actually “Yesterday,” as in the title of the song.

    Philip Deal Jan 15, 2020
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