What a Teacher Does

One glorious afternoon last October, I was walking downstairs in the hospital to go out for a short walk to break up my day. As I walked toward the door, I saw a familiar looking couple walking arm in arm along a quiet corridor. I stopped, puzzled, trying to remember them and to say “hello”.…

Bookstores can be some of my favourite places, but not all bookstores. To me, the best bookstores have 3 qualities: They are perfect places to browse. The best bookstores encourage clients to wander through their spaces. They give them good light and lots of space so that you can easily see titles and find specific…

Draw Your New Year’s Resolutions

I spent the Christmas holiday period, from December 20 until today, January 6, covering for my colleagues. This means that I had many days at the hospital catching up on paperwork and doing some therapy work with patients that I would not usually have time for. Such days are valuable for trying out new techniques.…

An Article for Book Lovers

I am presently reading Leah Price’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Books: The History and Future of Reading. I will review this book once I have finished reading it however, I keep getting waylaid in reading Price’s book by other material she recommends. Of the various articles and books recommended, I want…

A Book List for Giving?

Whenever I am contemplating getting gifts for my family at Christmas, or their birthdays, I usually arrange their gifts according to this list which I found a few years ago. According to this list, people should receive 4 types of gifts: Something they want. Something they need. Something to eat. Something to read. I find…