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...

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 good (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...

Book Review : The Shaping of Things to Come

In 2008 I made a goal of reading an average of one book per week for the whole year.  Since I’m not a natural speed reader like my oldest daughter,  it took some time, but it was worth it.  I repeated the goal in 2009 & 2010, but didn’t get anywhere...