Honing habits through the pages of a book

I learned how to lead an effective meeting while reading an effective book. A highly effective book, in fact. This was back in 1990 when I was working for a small, independent business newspaper in New Brunswick. Once a week, our management team would stand around a counter in our office and discuss a chapter … Continue reading Honing habits through the pages of a book

Captivated by a cosmic discovery

My friend Robbie would understand it. He’s brilliant. A research geodesist and a PhD who revels in quantum physics. I like talking to him, even though I’m usually outside my depth. My friend Irma likely gets it, too. She’s a chemist, smart enough to teach engineers university-level chemistry. Plus she loves the table of elements, … Continue reading Captivated by a cosmic discovery

Pondering the conundrum of prayer

I am of an age when sleep no longer blankets an entire night. Instead, I frequently kick the blanket off, waking in mid-sleep, eyes wide open, mind alert. Over the years, I have developed two habits designed to ease my body back into its resting state. I turn on the radio, listening to news from … Continue reading Pondering the conundrum of prayer