Archives by Tag 'reading'

By - Last updated: Thursday, August 7, 2008

My new favourite web site is (Women on the Web). I believe it is aimed squarely at my demographic, women over 40, since so many of the postings resonate with me, so much so that I am tempted every day to send more than one of them to various friends, despite my promises to cease and desist. Its founders and contributors include gossip columnist Liz Smith, journalist Lesley Stahl, writer and author Joan Juliet Buck, actress Candice Bergen (whose character I adore on Boston Legal, except for her seeming affection for the character played by Tom Selleck) and comediennes and actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin. I discovered the site via an article in British Vogue (which I much prefer to ...

Last Lecture

By - Last updated: Thursday, April 24, 2008

I was in the US recently and there was a lot of media coverage of a book called the "Last Lecture" published by a 47 year professor , Randy Pausch who is dying of pancreatic cancer. Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University gave a lecture in September 2007 which is the basis of his new book. The "last lecture" is an academic tradition where a professor is invited to speak as if it's the last lecture he will ever give. However, in Pausch's case, it was. Pausch became an internet celebrity after the lecture and millions haved viewed it on You Tube. In my mind, the story is a very American one with the requisite Oprah appearance and book deal, however, there ...

Blog Worth Reading!!

By - Last updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mark McQueen, president and CEO of Wellington Financial LP in Toronto, started in 2006 and it's worth reading. In particular, his blog yesterday about the Bear Stearns "bailout" puts the credit crunch in an interesting historical context.