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A watched pot: an ode to waiting


You know that expression, “a watched pot never boils?” I think it is fair to translate it into 21st century terms and say, “a watched inbox gets no new mail.” Remember all those times you waited next to your phone … Continue reading

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Kid’s Show: Tchoui fait son spectacle (Tchoupi does his show)


As promised, here is a quick review of the kid’s show Tchoupi fait son spectacle currently at the Casino of Paris on rue de Clichy. For the kids, it was a great show full of songs and lights and colors. As … Continue reading

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Book Review: Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson


I swear I didn’t know he would be Job’s biographer when I purchased this book. I purchased it after reading the Einstein biography by Mr. Isaacson several months ago. This biography is on par with that one. Insightful and complete, … Continue reading

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(Bloody) Book Review: Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar


And I thought I had a repulsive idea of the horrors of the USSR before? Well, this book certainly made me realize how little I really knew. Stalin was capable of kindness and humor with family and friends and yet … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Guy Kawasaki’s Reality Check and Enchantment


As promised earlier this week, here are my reviews of two more Kawasaki books. Reality Check (2008) starts off as an updated mash-up of Rules for Revolutionaries and The Art of the Start – there are entire chapters from each … Continue reading

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Book Review: Guy Kawasaki’s Rules for the Revolution and The Art of the Start


I read Guy Kawasaki’s blog long before I even knew he wrote a few books. alltop.com is more than worth the cursory or daily look for interesting content. However, this brief article is meant to discuss the first two books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Something Supposedly Fun That I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace (RIP)


This was my first experience of the writing of David Foster Wallace. I had heard of him over the blogosphere following his suicide a few years back – mostly accolades from academics that knew him. This is a book of … Continue reading

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DFW: First approach and quick blurb on Klosterman IV


To be honest, I had never heard of David Foster Wallace before he was already gone. I saw a bunch of obits on various writer’s blogs that I was scanning at the time and got mildly interested but was reading … Continue reading

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Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner


I think I forgot to mention that I finished Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. I haven’t started the sequel “Superfreakonomics”  yet but the first one, well, it started out really interesting but I kind of lost their logic … Continue reading

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La voyage imaginare d’Hugo Pratt – La Pinacoteque of Paris


I am late in posting about the last expo that I saw back two weeks ago. And, bad me, I didn’t post yesterday – I was flying to Montreal and mentally drained when I got here. Anyway, after long ado, … Continue reading

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