Happy Malcolm X’s Autobiography Day

Today on this day in 1965, they published Alex Haley’s, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. I remember picking it up as a teenager. It was the largest book I’d ever read at that time until I started Haley’s other book, Roots. Now, as an editor, it is fascinating seeing Haley’s editorial remarks— all preserved by […]

Last Night A DJ — NO — an Instagram Reel Saved My Life

As an entrepreneur, I have often wondered about the value of Instagram Reels. I mean, they are entertaining, but do I really have to dance for you to see I’m a great book coach? But last night, 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘. Really, it was something […]

A Relevant, Relatable, and Historic Book on COVID-19

Nineteen Tales of COVID-19, has, as the title suggests, nineteen different takes and experiences of the pandemic. The stories are from the early months when people fought over toilet paper, and you could not find masks or hand sanitizers in any store. Remember those first days? Now that we’ve been living in the shadow of […]

Seven Ways to Show Your Daughter That She Is Your Hero

This is a guest post from my ex-husband’s blog page. I love this particular blog as it is talking about our daughters and it was written in honour of International Women’s Day. Today, on this International Women’s Day, I am counting my blessings. I am the father of three beautiful young women. My eldest daughter […]

Practical Minds & Toothbrushes

Jackie Brown and toothbrush

So this morning, I’m brushing my teeth and thinking of the million and twelve things I have to do. I’m looking at myself in the mirror and mentally adding to the list while getting more than a little annoyed that there is not a lot to check off of it. Somehow, something makes me take […]