A Promised Land

A Promised Land is the first of two Presidential Memoirs from Barack Obama. I’m Canadian, Obama wasn’t my President, but I admired him in many ways. At the same time, I always felt like expectations of Obama as a Presidential candidate and President-Elect were nearly messianic and impossible to fulfill, especially given the deep ideologicalContinue reading “A Promised Land”

Saving Justice by James Comey

James Comey, former FBI Director and bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the US justice system. James Comey might best be known as the FBI director that Donald Trump fired in 2017, but he’s had a long, varied career inContinue reading “Saving Justice by James Comey”

Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economicContinue reading “Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump”

Democracy in Action: January 2021

Do you live in Ontario? Me too! Democracy is more than just voting once every few years. It requires active participation from you to remain representative. Don’t worry, it is easy to do. I have provided some current links for residents of Ontario down below, and they are much more interesting that some Buzzfeed quizContinue reading “Democracy in Action: January 2021”

Rage by Bob Woodward

Rage goes behind the scenes like never before, with stunning new details about early national security decisions and operations and Trump’s moves as he faces a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest. Woodward, the #1 internationally bestselling author of 13 #1 bestsellers, including Fear: Trump in the White House, shows Trump up close inContinue reading “Rage by Bob Woodward”

OITNB

Well, I just finished binge-watching the final season of Orange Is The New Black. I wasn’t planning on writing about it, but now that I am finished, I just had to talk about it. I loved this season. The producers, writers and actors did justice to all the story that had come before in theContinue reading “OITNB”

Oil and Honey (Bill McKibben)

Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet Bill McKibben is not a person you’d expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that’s where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience inContinue reading “Oil and Honey (Bill McKibben)”

Them: why we hate each other – and how to heal by Ben Sasse

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing American Adult, an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crisis facing our nation. Something is wrong. We all know it. American life expectancy is declining for a third straight year. Birth rates are dropping. Nearly half of us think the other political party isn’t just wrong; they’reContinue reading “Them: why we hate each other – and how to heal by Ben Sasse”

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and prayContinue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”

Craving Absolution by Nicole Jacquelyn – a review

Nicole Jacquelyn writes an outlaw MC series that is full of strong-willed, dominant bikers with out-spoken alpha females at their sides. The third book in the series is Craving Absolution. It features Casper, who was introduced in book 1 as a prospect to the Aces MC, and is now a full-patch member. His heroine is FarrahContinue reading “Craving Absolution by Nicole Jacquelyn – a review”