We all saw the news last week of yet another school shooting. I have to say that I am fed up that so many children and teenagers in the United States could, one day, be faced with a shooter in their own school. It shouldn’t happen, and yet it does. I remember going through safety… Read More Little Things We Can All Do to Create a Safe World (aka No More School Shootings)
Do you remember your organic chemistry? Do you remember those little H-bonds, who were not in themselves strong enough to hold a molecular structure together, but were strong enough to change properties of, say, water? The ones that make a molecule wrap itself differently, and/or make it a little stronger? I have always had an… Read More Pleasantries: the Hydrogen Bond of Community Building?
Sperry Alan’s third LP, Before Our Time, documents the Nova Scotian’s journey after his decision to not commit suicide. Needless to say, this makes the contents quite raw and familiar to anyone who has had a really bad day—in short, everyone. It’s quite fitting that Alan’s genre is alternative rock, as so many powerfully emotional… Read More Music Review: Sperry Alan – ‘Before Our Time’
Happy Sunday! I use Sundays to plan and prepare for the upcoming week. I have been asked so many times about the resources that help me plan a full week that I decided to launch the “Planning the Week” feature with three concomitant components: a recommended book to make your commute easier; a healthy recipe… Read More Book Recommendation: ‘Game Changer’, by Tim Bowler
I have always had a hard time picking up auto-biographies. I had some bad experiences in the past – OK, I had over 20 bad experiences with auto-biographies in the past which have left a sour taste in my mouth having nothing to do with my addiction to lemons. There is also the part of… Read More Book Review: 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving can Change your Life by Cami Walker
It feels like an increasing number of my friends are battling the blues. Having the privilege of being a confidant to many of them, I have had many occasions to reflect on what causes said blues. Reflecting with my friends, we realized that often, they become blue because they dwell on unpleasant things. We know… Read More Living Our Life to the Fullest: Choosing What to Focus our Thoughts On