Monthly Archives: April 2017

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

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

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

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)

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

Obstacle Race Training Bible – Book Review

Posted on November 11, 2015

“Like a spark hitting a drought-stricken forest floor on a breezy day, obstacle races and similar challenges have taken off like wildfire”. Ah, yes. With an original first sentence like that, we are off to a good start. And, of course, I love me a book with the word “Bible” in the title. James Villepigue is

SOLO On Her Own Adventure – Book Review

Posted on May 18, 2015

“I am famous for mad dashes, for suddenly deciding I must breathe the air in another state or country. I believe in following these impulses even when they’re dangerous. “ Books find me. And I let them. This one found me few years ago at my first Spartan Beast in Ottawa. We were staying at

Thug Kitchen (Book Review) and the art of swearing in the kitchen

Posted on February 1, 2015

Swear words make everything better. Even books. They are kind of like squats that way. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Consider this little gem: It looks like a book for kids, but it’s not a book for kids. It is very much adult. The book cover describes it as profane, loving and

SOLO at 7:54 am Feb 8
Nina, now that you mention it, I realize I have heard something about this. Thank you for sending me that article!!

the essence of running in 10 quotes from “Girl Runner”

Posted on November 26, 2014

“Girl Runner” by Carrie Snyder is one of the highlighted books about running in Canadian fiction that came out in 2014. Written from the perspective of Aganetha Smart, a 104-year old woman in a nursing home, who receives a couple of unexpected visitors. Aganetha may not look like a runner now, but she has an Olympic

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It Starts With Food (Book Review)

Posted on August 5, 2014

“It Starts With Food” by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig has been on my radar for while, mostly due to a large number of clients who were curious about the Whole30 approach. In one sentence, this yet another “change your life in 30 days” book. The authors identify Robb Wolf as a dear friend and mentor,

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