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Book of the Month: October 2018

Hey all! For this month’s book, I’m going to go with my gut that the rest of the book is as good as the first half.  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande has been a revelation for me.  The easy to understand, though at times uncomfortable conversations Gawande delves into are things my mind hasn’t readily…

Book of the Month: September 2018

We all know of that whimsically brilliant man riddled with rebellious hair.  But how did Einstein come to be the icon that we know today?  And what did he really discover?  Look no further than this brilliant documentary written by Walter Isaacson.  I loved the deep insights into this brilliant, yet greatly human genius’s life. …

Book of the Month: August 2018

Though riddled with a slow start, A Gentleman in Moscow is a magical novel that sets a formerly well respected man, simply known as the Count, against the backdrop of a famous hotel in Moscow. Amidst this backdrop is the curious circumstance that has placed him in this hotel, house arrest. As he navigates the…

Book of the Month: July 2018

One of the beautiful aspects of a long commute on public transit is the ability to spend that time reading.  It’s something I’ve set my mind to taking advantage of since I began commuting into NYC last year.  Taking a ride through the pages of a train is one of the things I’ve come to…

A Hop Across the Pond

In a land far, far away, there is a place called Havana where the rivers run free and commercialism has yet to hold a solid grip.  Yes, you guessed it.  This place is Cuba.  Just a few years ago, the gates to this treasured place were opened up to Americans (only about 50 years after…

One Year

365 days.  And what an incredible year it’s been!  On this day last year, April 9, 2017, I returned home from my 5-month jaunt to South America.  I have no problem admitting that I was homesick and missed family and friends like never before.  I craved NJ.  That’s something only a select few can ever say…

$85 a day

How much can $85 give you in one day?  A cart of groceries?  A fancy dinner and movie for 2?  An iPod?  These things sound good, even great.  But what if I told you that with $85 a day, you could travel the world?  Well…now I’m telling you!  $85 a day is plenty enough to…

One Thought: Transition

Change is a dread all of us feel many times in our lives.  Whether it’s changing a job, dating someone new, or graduating school, change comes during all phases of life.  No one can control change or prevent it from coming, but we can control how we approach change.  It just takes a focused mind…

One Thought: Memories

Anniversaries have long been a source of nostalgia, remembrance, and reasons to celebrate.  From Christmas to July 4 to the passing of a loved one, anniversaries are our way of acknowledging a significant event some number of days or years ago.  This week happens to be the very week that I quit my job and…

One Thought: Positivity

Optimists, dreamers, idealists, unrealistic, impractical, etc.  Those are a few thoughts some may have applied to those flooded with that positive personality gene.  Positive people can easily be disregarded for their seemingly ungrounded position.  But if you’re a positive person you’re certainly not worrying about these things, because they aren’t…well…positive. But therein lies the true…

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