Learning to Love Biographies

“I don’t like biographies.” I’ve said that on numerous occasions. I love to read, but generally, I love to read a few specific genres. For non-fiction that would include books on leadership (general and church), theology, and behavioural economics. For fiction (which...
Learning to Love Biographies

Learning to Love Biographies

“I don’t like biographies.” I’ve said that on numerous occasions. I love to read, but generally I love to read a few specific genres. For non-fiction that would include books on leadership (general and church), theology, and behavioural economics. For fiction (which I...

3 of the Most Important Books I’ve Read

About a week ago, a few of us here were going through one of those lists of books with the heading “The BBC thinks you’ve only read 6 of these books.” We did pretty well (If you could count, ‘I’ve seen the movie, I would have done much better). I hit 16,...

Was it for This? – a brief review

As someone who is spending much of this next year trying to learn about all things Ireland, I found Irish Times columnist John Waters’ new book, Was It For This? Why Ireland Lost the Plot, a fascinating read. While he deals with Ireland over the past 100+ years,...

Blog Suggestions

If you know me, you know that I love to read. As a kid, it started with comic books (The Justice Society of America was my favorite), and The Chronicles of Narnia, and reached its height when I found a wife who reads even more than I do! (our kids had no...

A Culture of Personality

This weekend I watched a TED talk by author Susan Cain. It was the title of her talk, The Power of Introverts, that caught my attention. Growing up I was the kid who loved being by myself. Let me pick between a crowd of people, and a good book or some baseball cards...