Books for a Friendship

Later today I will leave for a holiday in the United States. At a time when many Canadians would boycott the United states, I will not. No matter what the President says, or how the Prime Minister responds, Canada and the United States are neighbours (We are neighbors, if you’re American.) More than that, we…

Book Review: The Weekend Effect

Ironically, I read the first two chapters of Katrina Onstad’s The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork over short periods crammed into an especially busy month. I read about the results of her research addressing the question “What is a weekend?” on weekends with limited personal…

Book Review: How We Die

Dr. Sherwin Nuland, an American Surgeon who worked at Yale University, wrote one for the best books on death in our own era. How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter was published in 1993 and is Nuland’s Socratic consideration on a subject which we must all contemplate sooner or later. Nuland considers this phase…