Archive for the ‘autobiographical musings’ Category

Another quick read here.  I’m sure many of you have heard of this book based on an actual lecture given by Randy Pausch a couple years back.  He was then suffering from pancreatic cancer (unfortunately, he has since passed) but he is sharing literally his last lecture. He was a professor at Carnegie Mellon who […]


I didn’t read this book in a day.  Was reading it in between the others and just finished it today.  I have had it on my list for awhile but I thought it was more academic.  Not that that’s a reason not to read it, just more brain power required and different frame of mind.  […]


But I haven’t been blogging. I’m not sure how many hours I spent on airplanes over the last couple months, but it’s more than I care to calculate. The airplane time, coupled with the fab iPad birthday gift have led me to be above average when it comes to the One Book, One Month Challenge. […]


This Won’t Hurt a Bit, by Dr. Michelle Au, MD, was a long-awaited read for the followers of this Columbia-trained anesthesiologist’s witty blog, http://theunderweardrawer.blogspot.com/ .   Au originally created the blog early in her medical training to  illustrate and make light of the good, bad, and ugly of medical training.  A former humor columnist at her […]


Yikes. My last book blog post was over nine months ago. “He ought to be ashamed,” you’re thinking. Yes, I ought. But if any book would be worthy of bringing me back into the blogging world, this would be it. I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of wander and wonder. Donald Miller recounts the story of […]


I must start by thanking Amazon for recommending this book to me. I likely never would have discovered it otherwise. I was finally replacing my Rent DVD that was stolen during The Great Break In of 2008, when this little gem popped up on my screen. So I decided to see if Amazon really knows […]


Don’t let the creepy cover deter you. I love this book a lot. Here are a few reasons why: It is the perfect length for flying from Indy to Phoenix to Reno. Tina Fey is an awesome, hilarious writer who is not afraid to poke fun at herself. One of the chapters is called, “Peeing […]