Monthly Archives: January 2015

Best Books of 2014 – Fiction

In no particular order, here are the novels I particularly enjoyed reading last year. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors is a compelling first-person narrative of a woman whose husband is shot dead by police during a botched kidnapping/robbery. Her … Continue reading

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We need each other

Last Friday I walked to the A.A. club in my neighbourhood for the noon meeting. I’m not an alcoholic, but I’m grateful for open meetings where I can sit and listen as people share their experience, strength and hope. I … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2014 – Non-Fiction

I read 70 or so books last year, heavily weighted on the fiction side: of the non-fiction books, many were written by friends which no doubt added to my enjoyment of them. If you’ve still got giftcards or ebook credits … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2014 – Children’s

Most nights at bedtime I read to Maggie (10) and Seth (9). Some books because they’re fun. Some because they’re classics. Others because they speak to things we care about. Here are my favourite chapter books from 2014. Top honours … Continue reading

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The main thing

In the early 1990s I lived in Lubbock, Texas. One of the men who took me under his wing in that strange new land was Dr. Carl Andersen, founding director of the Center for the Study of Addiction at Texas … Continue reading

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