For a change of pace, I thought I would review a new magazine I have discovered called Flow. Flow has this tagline: A magazine that takes its time. I picked my copy up in Britain, but Flow can be purchased in Canada and the United States or online at flowmagazine.com. I am still reading my …

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Sometimes you open a book, read a few paragraphs and you know that it will be compelling. This paragraph, the second paragraph of Jackie Kai Ellis’ book, hooked me: “I could easily tell the happier, abbreviated versions of my memories, the ones with easy endings, because I assumed no one would be interested in the …

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This book by a lawyer turned educator is a manual for parents concerned about their child’s development of values. Michael Parker makes every effort in this short book to cover any issue that a parent might want to consider in discussions with their child about an ethical approach to life and living. The book includes …

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This book on aging collects a series of essays on the subject by journalist Michael Kinsley. While the essays are not gathered together as a unit particularly well, they do broach topics that all Baby Boomers will need to face over the next ten to twenty years. Because he has suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for …

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On the frontispiece as you open Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, there is a map of Manhattan with a route through Midtown and Lower Manhattan marked out. The route has twelve stops, the stops of Lillian Boxfish’s walk on December 31, 1984. She leaves her apartment on December 31, 1984 and arrives back home on …

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Do we all really wish we were living in a Scandinavian country? Last week, I reviewed The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People. I have also read a book about Lagom this month and this immersion into Scandinavian living has me wondering why we are all so taken with …

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