When Was the Last Time You Talked to People from Other Generations?

When Last You Talked to People from Other Generations

When Last You Talked to People from Other Generations When was the last time you talked to someone from another generation to see what’s on her mind? I am in New York right now with my niece. She is grieving her father’s death, my brother. It’s good to be around the right people when facing a difficult time. I asked Camile how I would have to shape the content on my blog so that people like her would pay money for it. I am thinking about what to include on a membership site. She replied, “I love free.” “I have learned that free will only take you so far,” I said. “Well, tell me how much you would charge for what, and I will … [Read more...]

Jorge Luis Borges Book Recommendations for Your Personal Library

Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges Book Recommendations for Your Personal Library Have you started building your personal library? Perhaps now is the time to get started. There are no shortage of book recommendations on this blog to facilitate the process. But I often present book lists and the personal libraries of successful people to give you diversity in choice. I first learned about Jorge Luis Borges, while I was on my Virtual Literary World Tour. On my first encounter with the man, I learned that he was kind of a big deal. He is a literati, so I suppose we should pay attention to his book recommendations. On the Open Culture website, I found … [Read more...]

Doubting Thomas Syndrome

Doubting Thomas Syndrome

Doubting Thomas Syndrome Do you allow doubt to prevent you from becoming your best self? Think about that for a minute! Years ago, it could be at least 12 years ago, I attended Bible Study on Thursday nights. The minister once asked, “Which of the 13 disciples do you liken yourself to?” I didn’t have to think twice, Thomas – Doubting Thomas – as I often called him was the winner. The next question was, “Why?” It is not good to take things at face value. If someone came to you, claiming to rise from the dead, like Doubting Thomas, I would want proof, and so would you. I would expect Jesus to show me the wounds from being nailed to the … [Read more...]

Giulia Falsetti: Travel the World through Books and Recipes

Giulia Falsetti

Giulia Falsetti & Bhavin Ladva: Travel the World through Books and Recipes Interview with Giulia Falsetti This is a part of the mini-interview series I conducted while on the Virtual Literary World Tour in 2013. Today, I feature Giulia Falsetti and Bhavin Ladva. In Giulia’s interview, the emphasis is on reading and traveling. I have been to restaurants with Giulia because she once hosted a meet-up where we met at various restaurants in Toronto. Originally from India, Bhavin Ladva now resides in the United Kingdom. In Bhavin’s interview, the emphasis is on the five recommended books. I have only met Bhavin Ladva virtually. Avil … [Read more...]

Babette Bensoussan: Travel the World through Books and Recipes

Babette Bensoussan

Babette Bensoussan: Travel the World through Books and Recipes  Yesterday, I started the series of the mini-interviews I conducted while participating in the Virtual Literary World Tour. Today, we are visiting Australia and we will see it through the eyes of Babette Bensoussan. We will talk about places to visit, favorite Australian books, and music. The emphasis today is less on recipes, and more on books. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a book I have been meaning to read because it is on one of the lists of must-read books. Related Post Excerpt from Book Summaries: Around the World in 120 Days, Week Seven  Interview with Babette … [Read more...]