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My Re-Reading Record of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

It's only when I had gone to a bookstore near Tokyo Station a few days ago that I got to know that this year, the book "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" celebrated its 25th anniversary since it had been published first. By chance,…

My Reading Record of “The Alchemist”

Recent days, I have been so busy with working that I was not able to write my impressions on the book "The Alchemist" down. As a result, my memories about a content of The Alchemist is getting vaguer day by day, but even if it seems imprec…

Cahier: Keep Gradual Improvements Stacking Up

The same as ever, I keep reading some books in English, and "The alchemist" written by Paulo Coelho is one of them that I have been reading lately, that impressed me in many ways. Reading the novel, I feel that it resembles partly each of …

My Reading Record of “The Story of Doctor Dolittle”

A few days ago, I finished reading "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" written by Hugh Lofting. When I was a kid, I had read this series translated into Japanese, and since then it had been the best one for a long time that I liked most among v…

Cahier: Interpreting the Old Map, We Should Make the New One

Recently, I have been reading two books by turns. One is "Mate: Become the Man Women Want" and another is "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" which was my favorite book when I was a kid. They might seem very different from each other, and it's …

Cahier: Education Resisting Against the Fate

Technologies exist for expanding human abilities to live better. As a rule, the ability is innate and limited. For instance, a human being can't fly like a bird because they don't have such an inherent function. However, we can fly over th…

My Reading Record of “The Farthest Shore”

Eventually, I have done it all. What have I done? It's perusal of "The Farthest Shore" which is the third book of the Earthsea Cycle written by Ursula K. Le Guin. This one is a classical masterpiece of fantasy novels about another universe…

Cahier: Summarizing Creatures

It seems to me that the word Abstract has two definitions opposed to each other. One meaning is Vague, and another is Essential. If we don't define strictly what meaning the word has each time we use it, our conversation about the idea of …

Cahier: The Colorful Ethics

The more the intelligence of my daughter has grown up, the more often she uses indecent, dirty words, so that my wife's face tends to be darkened by concern. No doubt, decency is one among the most important virtues, and I can agree with h…

My Reading Record of “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity”

I have just finished reading the book The Artist's Way written by Julia Cameron. When I had begun perusal of that book about a month ago, I was sick in bed due to an infection of COVID-19. Probably, at that time I had been tired and bored …

My Reading Record of “Outliers: The Story of Success”

Having gone through a winding, stagnant way, I finished reading the book Outliers at last. It's a very interesting experience, which makes me think about various matters concerning life and fate. The author argues over the preconditions fo…

Cahier: A Man Who Is Indifferent

Sometimes I have felt myself get in a self-destructive tendency no matter whether it may indicate a negative meaning or not. I think that the hostility towards an unfavorable part of self causes such a phenomenon. An intense, persistent cr…

Cahier: Parallel Reading and Untiring Efforts

Other day, I conceived an idea named Parallel Reading. It's not a complicated concept, rather its meaning is quite simple. Until now, I have always read books one by one, not simultaneously because I would want to concentrate on each conte…

Cahier: My Social Resurrection

Over the latest ten days, I have suffered from COVID-19 and have been home to recover. As a result, my wife and daughter have been ordered to stay home too. This morning, my daughter began to attend her primary school a week later than oth…

Cahier: Who Cannot Be Named Precisely

Yukio Mishima was a strange man. He was a prominent writer of aesthetic, ironic and cruel tales, and who had a radically conservative thought about political issues of Japan in those years. He was as famous as known widely all over the wor…

Cahier: Just Like Stalactites

Time doesn't know any halt. Even when we are doing nothing, it keeps moving constantly. Our normal life seems unchanging in general, but just like the current state of Ukraine, hidden changes are always sneaking around, and gradually getti…

Cahier: The Eternal Discord

All over the world, there are various kinds of conflicts since the ancient age. We all have some thoughts that are different from others in general, and they include each own belief in many ways. Naturally, what I believe is not necessaril…

Cahier: Searching For Hidden Theorems

Recently, I have been reading the book named "Outliers: The Story of Success" which makes me highly interested. In particular, the so-called Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule seems relevant to contents of the book "Atomic Habits" which I have finishe…

Cahier: Gone With the Spring, Growing Offspring

About a dozen days ago, my daughter has got the age of six, and yesterday, she attended a graduation ceremony of her nursery school. These milestones of her sound growth make me and my wife reassured. Compared with her figure a few years b…

My Reading Record of “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones”

The other day, I finished reading the book "Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones" written by James Clear. It's highly interesting for me what the author says in the book, because I believe that eventual…

Cahier: Howling Gunfire Flooding over Kyiv

The political state in Japan might be relatively healthier than Russia dominated by the cruel tyrant named Putin. Our prime minister is criticized and insulted by the people frequently due to his deficiency of the ability to govern our cou…

Cahier: Complexity of Human Desire

People want social values such as honor, power, property, high status, and affectionate bonds with others. Surely, desire is necessary for us to be active, positive, and alive consistently. Even if it's true that we are so greedy that we a…

My Re-Reading Record of “Who Moved My Cheese?”

Over a week before, I finished re-reading the book "Who Moved My Cheese?" which I had read at the beginning of previous year. I wanted to test my ability to interpret each meaning of English sentences through the book, because it had been …

My Reading Record of “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think”

A few days ago, I completed reading the book “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” produced mainly by Hans Rosling who was a famous Swedish physician. Although I bought the one tr…

Cahier: Craving For Someone Who Let Me Express Myself

I think almost everyone wants others to hear them explain something about themselves. It seems one among our primitive instincts. We usually want to share each internal phenomena with confidential people. Such phenomena as feeling, emotion…

Cahier: Admittedly, It’s a Blessed Evidence of Her Firm Growth

My daughter will be admitted to a primary school next spring. It feels like an instant to me that she has grown to a little girl, no longer been a baby. In Japan, they say that an attribute of a human soul is established at the age of thre…

Cahier: A Long Distance to the Conclusion

Recently, I still have kept reading the book "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We'Re Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think" little by little. It's quite interesting for me to peruse a succession of clear sentences on fam…

Cahier: Give the Clear Sound to the Silent Voice of Soul

The omicron variant of Coronavirus keeps spreading across our country, so that sales of the company for which I work is decreasing acutely. However, I'm neither surprised nor perplexed because the current state is what we have been able to…

Cahier: Multiple Aspects of the Only Truth

Just few days ago, I began to read "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We'Re Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think" known as one among worldwide bestselling books, having suspended a challenge of finishing all the Earthsea…

Cahier: Repeating the Same Crisis as ever

With the new year coming, the number of patients infected with COVID-19 in Japan is increasing explosively. There's deja vu which we have experienced so repeatedly that most people probably feel annoyed and disgusted. However, despair and …