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So many times, it happens too fast...you trade your passion for glory. Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past, you must fight just to keep them alive.

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Nice work with the CNC machine! I'll have to put Le Ton Beau De Marot on the todo list, I was going to start on Godel Escher Bach but there isn't a Kindle version available. Also sorry about the Dream book not being as exciting as I hoped... I still have to finish reading it myself but instead I'm 60% through How to Change Your Mind, which you might find interesting.

What have been your favorite podcasts lately? I just finally started listening to podcasts at the gym so I'm looking for stuff to really open up my brain.

I think the reason Godel Escher Bach (and probably LTBdM) aren't on Kindle is because the author is very compulsive about page layouts, paragraph breaks, page breaks, etc... they're both very much about how form meshes with content.

The dream book was ok, it definitely got me more excited about trying lucid dreaming.

I'll add "How to Change Your Mind" to my list :-)

Recommended podcasts:
1. After On (excellent interviewer that finds experts on a variety of tech/sci-fi topics)
2. Game Maker's Notebook (interviews with a bunch of video game industry leaders)
3. Goop (this is a guilty pleasure... it's Gwyneth Paltrow's podcast and is very new age/pseudo-science, but interesting perspectives on some things)
4. And your basic NPR staples: Hidden Brain, RadioLab, Invisibilia, This American Life

@BoMToons I'll add those to my subscriptions, even the Goop podcast because I enjoy new age / pseudo-science stuff.

I did notice that if I read about lucid dreaming before falling asleep, I was more likely to lucid dream.

I've been asking myself "Is this real or a dream" throughout the day regularly to develop the habit. The other night I asked myself in a dream (which was a big breakthrough) - but I ended up deciding, in the dream, that it was reality! lol!

@TomFulp Also, if you're interested in having him cut tank trophies out of aluminum... he'd probably be down to do it (even if just an experiment). The aluminum can be anodized to any color, including GOLD!