I’m reviewing a very good book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – for children. This book was translated from French and was written by a Psychiatrist from Quebec who specializes in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dr. Annick Vincent. My Brain Needs Glasses: Living with Hyperactivity is well-translated and very understandable. It is written so …

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It will soon be Burns Night. Burns Night commemorates the birth, on January 25, 1759, of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. The evening is celebrated with a traditional supper: haggis, bashed neeps and champit tatties. I find the lilting rhythms of Burns’ poetry very soothing and so every year I considering celebrating Burns Night, just …

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Like many of you, I am spending some time this week reading, much more than usual since I have some time off for the holidays. One of my new books is an essay, The Gifts of Reading, contained in a small beautiful Penguin book, by Robert Macfarlane. Macfarlane is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. …

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This book is a collection of short biographical articles about various creative people, from Maya Angelou to W.B. Yeats. Curry focuses in his essays on his subjects’ work habits and why they allowed them to be creative and productive. Exhaustively researched, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work contains an excellent bibliography and notes, allowing the reader …

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