Top 10 Best Albums Listened to in 2014

AltJ

This list is not my favorite new releases; instead, it is the best of the albums I listened to for the first time since last year. This list is also in alphabetical order because agonizing over a precise order would take all the fun out of remembering these albums:Alt-J, This Is All Yours: Judging from Alt-J's 2012 debut An Awesome Wave, here are the minimum requirements to earn the "next Radiohead" tag: be a British band that likes guitars and computers. And yet, with few other groups … [Read more...]

Top 10 Best Books Read in 2014

Brown

The following are the top ten best books I’ve read since this time last year. The list is in alphabetical order by the author’s last name because agonizing over a precise order would take all the fun out of remembering these books: Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are: All of Brown's books are short, accessible, and transformative: In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belo … [Read more...]

Best of 2013: Books, Music, Film, and More

2013

The following is a compilation of my recent “Top 10″ and “Best of” posts for 2013. Enjoy! Top 10 Best Books Read in 2013  Top 10 Best Albums Listened to in 2013 Top 10 “Netflix Instant” Streamed in 2013 Best Netflix DVDs Watched in 2013 Best Podcasts of 2013  Happy holidays to you and yours! Related Posts The Best of 2012: Books, Music, Film, and More The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg is a trained spiritual director, a D.Min. graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary, and the minister of the  … [Read more...]

Best Podcasts of 2013

cult

The following are the podcasts I’ve enjoyed listening to the most consistently since this time last year. This list is also in alphabetical order because agonizing over a precise order would take out all the fun:Buddhist Geeks – A short podcast, averaging only about 20 minutes: “after a few years, and well over a million downloads of the show, it became clear that Buddhist Geeks was something closer to a movement or community, rather than just a podcast.” In the last two years, the Buddhist G … [Read more...]

Top 10 “Netflix Instant” Streamed in 2013

Aziz

This list is not my favorite new releases of the year; instead, it is the best of the content I watched since this time last year. It also does not include films that I saw in the theater. In addition, this list is in alphabetical order because agonizing over a precise order would take out all the fun:1. Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive: My wife Magin and I both enjoy stand-up comedy, and Aziz has inspired us to watch more stand-up comics in the new year: Red-hot comic Aziz Ansari ("Parks and … [Read more...]

Top 10 Best Albums Listened to in 2013

Alt

This list is not my favorite new releases; instead, it is the best of the albums I listened to since this time last year. This list is also in alphabetical order because agonizing over a precise order would take all the fun out of remembering these albums:Alt-J, An Awesome Wave: Named after the keystroke for making a delta (i.e., triangle) sign on a Mac by holding down the Alt and J keys, the Leeds, England–based trio Alt-J is inspired by the symbol’s mathematical definition of cha … [Read more...]


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