Monthly Archives: May 2018

Book Review – “Mortality” by Christopher Hitchens, And Talking To Kids About Death

Posted on May 30, 2018

According to my mother, when I was five or six, I had a startling realization that at least two people died so far – Vladimir Lenin (I knew that from kindergarten), and our next door neighbour. Typically, children under five do not understand death as a thing that is universal and forever. Somewhere, between the

Book Review – 12 Rules For Life: Is Jordan Peterson The New “Brene Brown”?

Posted on May 16, 2018

The first time I learned about Jordan Peterson was eight years ago, when no one heard of him, and he was simply a psychology professor at University of Toronto. A friend had him for a couple of courses, and was “in love”. So, when the name started popping up everywhere as of recently, even earning

[…] plan was to attend in person, but given the line up (cough… Jordan Peterson…) the tickets sold out faster than the Pink Floyd reunion concert – possibly, because […]

Book Review – The Time Traveler’s Wife, And The Unexpected Subplot

Posted on December 27, 2017

*Spoilers. “Is there a logic, a rule to all this coming and going, all this dislocation? Is there a way to stay put, to embrace present with every cell? I don’t know. I don’t know why start a note on this book in particular, when I have read close to forty books this year. But

Book Review – Juliet’s Answer, And Undelivered Letters

Posted on June 10, 2017

I’ve been trying to mix and match pleasure reading with more dense reading material. It’s mind blowing how quickly I can turn pages in some beach read after staring at one textbook paragraph for ten minutes. “Juliet’s Answer” has been a recent break from more dense material – it is touted as a man’s version

Operation SuperCoach – What We Want To Want

Posted on May 5, 2017

Her voice was breaking on the other end of the phone line. I could hear sniffles, and slurping sounds as she was trying to get the words out. “But I want to want it!’. I had this conversation with a client few years ago – she did the coaching program few years prior, and was

Book Review – Mitzi Bytes, And Dipping My Toes Back Into The Everyday

Posted on April 24, 2017

Fourteen books so far this year. I am well ahead of my goal. The most recent book I finished in only a few days. I also just realized that the last three books were both fiction – my goodness, three fiction books in a row! That’s unheard of. Reading Mitzi Bytes was super interesting – it’s a fictional

Book Review – The Martian, And The General Human Tendency To Be Helpful

Posted on April 2, 2017

I “read” many books in audio format. Living in a rural setting + spending quite a bit of time in the car – comes with the territory, I guess. My conservative book-related annual goal is to read twelve books each year – even with the most busy schedule, I figure I can manage to limp

Book Review – Why I Jump And The Experience Of Autism

Posted on January 24, 2017

What’s the reason you jump? When I’m jumping it’s as if my feelings are going upward to the sky. Really, my urge to be swallowed up by the sky is enough to make my heart quiver. When I’m jumping, I can feel my body parts really well, too–my bounding legs and my clapping hands–and that

Book Review – Into The Wild, Eddie Vedder And Looking For Ultimate Freedom

Posted on March 30, 2016

It’s a mystery to me We have a greed with which we have agreed You think you have to want more than you need Until you have it all you won’t be free [Eddie Vedder – Society] I have been on a Jon Krakauer kick lately. Specifically, this means that I read (listened and watched)

Book Review – Little Prince On Friendships, Coaching, And Exploring

Posted on March 9, 2016

Everyone should have a book. That book. The one that you’d never give away. If you lose it while moving, you’d buy another copy immediately. In fact, you’d get a couple. Just in case. “Little Prince” by Antonine de Saint-Exupery is a good candidate. On friendships: “When you tell grownups that you have made a



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