1. Katie Johnson

    Hmmm, very interesting. Yes, I think hobbies are very important and much like exercise I can tell when I haven’t done these things…my mental game starts to go awry. Like you not sure my running counts as a hobby. Reading and drawing are my main hobbies at this time.

    Thanks for sharing this book with us.
    Happy Holidays!

  2. FripperyVintage

    ng, thanks for sharing. I had no idea Churchill wrote this book.

  3. Molly {Dreams in HD}

    i actually heard an interview {i think on NPR} about this not too long ago. a lot of good tidbits in there too…especially agree with the part about reading a book too early in life, which is why i have reread many of the books i read in high school {and appreciate them SO much more now}.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  4. Crys

    I love this post because it took me away from work for a moment to think and reflect. I struggle with the ‘hobbies’ determination as well. I love to run, but often go in spurts where I don’t make time for it and having just come off a hip injury I’m having to learn how to make time for running in my life all over again. I love fashion and spend a lot of free time reading magazines and blogs, blogging myself, and window shopping to feed that interest…but I wouldn’t call that a hobby, simply an interest. There are so many distractions that fill our time when we should spend that limited free time pursuing our hobbies. I’m sure we’d be much happier and feel more fulfilled.

  5. Tara

    Ha! Politics aside, I’ve always felt like W. would be fun to hang out with too. The Rembrandt comment is a good one.

    I need to check out this book too. A George W. Bush-approved book on painting written by Winston Churchill – gosh, the combinations and potential for interesting conversation topics are very high with this one!


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