Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Currently… Ready for Spring!

March 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#16). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Mother Nature is playing tricks on us in Chicago! We had a tiny taste of summer followed by a return to winter. Three days of rain will hopefully bring May flowers or something good! I started my new job (see more here) and enjoyed visiting…

Are You an Upholder Like Me?

May 24, 2015 at 8:49 am

Gretchen Rubin who wrote the awesome book, The Happiness Project, is out with a new book called Better Than Before*. Her emphasis is “how to make good habits and break bad ones.” In the new book, she identifies twenty-two strategies that we can use to change our habits. I just finished it and really liked how she has strategies for tackling habits and how they are customized…

A Great Read + Great Advice: Meb For Mortals

April 16, 2015 at 6:04 am

If you have been around here a little or a lot, you know I have one all time favorite runner. It’s Meb Keflezighi, of course! I love Meb’s approach, optimism and his humble nature. I love that he defies the odds of age and beats the competition. And, after reading David Cassidy’s essay on running with Meb in the 2013 NYC Marathon, he was cemented…

Guest Post: From a Bookseller “Best Books of 2014” + 2015 Preview

February 5, 2015 at 5:52 am

At the end of the year you may have noticed I did a ton of posts with “Best of Lists.” I dig them. One of my readers, and frequent commenters, is a bookstore manager so we had a long email back and forth about best books of 2014. I asked her to do a guest post on her top books of 2014. Without further ado,…