So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Newport, Cal. (2012). So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Hatchette Book Group; New York. I have followed the work of Dr. Cal Newport with interest for some time now – his blog called Study Hacks: Decoding Patterns of Success is immensely popular and started when he was a computer science Ph.D. candidate at MIT. Even…

We’re Unemployed Because…..

As I sit down to write this post, I struggle to formulate the words needed to properly frame the three news stories that I am about to present to you. These stories have all been published today – Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 – from the context of three separate countries (Canada, the United Kingdom, and…

Urgent Desires

So the stress-filled, hazy dream of early September is over – my frantic scramble to find a way of shaking up the status quo, my critique of the university system, and my need to overcome a sense of emasculation after the PARE test. I admit that, since I took the PARE test and subsequently failed…

Why Blog?

For the past several days, I have had people asking me “why bother blogging?”. It’s an important question; and one to which I would like to respond with the counter-query: why do anything pro-bono in life? Why volunteer? Why hold open a door for someone? The reasons are multitudinous and mostly internally-motivated: 1) it makes…