In 1973, I lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota, which is located on the Red River. Like the Nile, the Red flows northward, one of the few rivers in the world to do so.
That spring, a river wasn't the only thing flowing north from Grand Forks. My junior high school fed a steady pipeline of exchange students up to Winnipeg, Manitoba, which also is located on the Red.
I don't know how teachers picked kids for these trips, but I suspect only the best and brightest made the cut. Let's be clear: I've never been among the best and brightest in my life—which explains much of what follows.Read More
I watched "The Company Men" last night. Its tag line is: "In America, we give our lives to our jobs. It's time to take them back."
I had first watched this 2010 movie a few years ago and, for kicks, decided to watch it again. I found it offers reasonable food for thought, despite a somewhat cheesy ending. So why not have a little fun reviewing some of the "life lessons" it contains.Read More
I love books. Always have and likely always will. Non-fiction is a preference, without keeping to that genre exclusively. Favourites range from healthy lifestyle, philosophy and happiness; to personal finance, investing and economics, to business, productivity and marketing; and, of course, include web design, writing and blogging.
So, why not share insights gained by reading copious amounts? I'll provide the occasional book review or summary right here on this page.
For starters, I thought I'd offer a short list of the top book(s) by category.Read More