Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine by Lou Ureneck

By Lou Ureneck

encouraged by means of his From the floor Up ny Times web publication, a superbly written memoir approximately development and brotherhood.

faced with the disappointments and knockdowns that may are available in center age-job loss, the demise of his mom, a wellbeing and fitness scare, a divorce-Lou Ureneck wanted a venture that might interact the higher a part of him and positioned him again in life's strong graces. City-bound for a decade, Lou made up our minds he had to construct an easy post-and-beam cabin within the woods. He acquired 5 acres within the hills of western Maine and requested his more youthful brother, Paul, to aid him.

two decades prior the brothers had outfitted a home jointly. Now Lou observed operating with Paul that allows you to reconnect with their shared heritage and to rediscover his truest self. because the brothers-with assistance from Paul's sons-undertake the hard development, not anything turns out to move in line with plan. yet as they elevate the cabin, Ureneck eloquently finds his personal evolving insights into the richness and complexity of family members relationships, the therapeutic strength of nature, and the necessity to root oneself in a spot you can name domestic. With its exploration of the pride of creating and of actual hard work, Cabin also will entice readers of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the artwork of bike Maintenance, Matthew Crawford's Shop category as Soulcraft, and Tracy Kidder's House.

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I tried not to interfere with other memory systems in this book (for example, deleting 99 = PiPe because it might interfere with 6 = pipe in the number shape system) or other Major System items (for example, 95 = BeLl interfered with 63 = ChiMe). In Real Life If you have a credit card with the number 4880 6630 6767 7584 (these digits were generated at random with the dice-rolling application on my PDA), you might remember them with the words shown in Table 1-4. Table 1-4. Associations for a credit card number Number Word 48 Roof 80 Vase 66 Choo-choo 30 Moose Chapter 1, Memory | 17 #5 HACK #6 Use the Dominic System Table 1-4.

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Here’s an example of how to memorize a 12-digit number: the month table used to calculate weekdays [Hack #43]. I will use my personal associations for the letter combinations and fill in from other sources when my own mnemonics are too idiosyncratic to make sense to most people. First, make one long list of the month numbers. , chunk it) into three four-digit numbers: 0336 1462 5035 Four-digit numbers are easy to memorize in the Dominic System. Besides, it’s a fairly natural division; for example, all the months that end in -ber form the last group.

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