Room (Book Review)

Title: Room Author: Emma Donoghue Verdict: Vivid descriptions. Heart-wrenching. I haven’t read anything like it. Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ If you like vivid descriptions try: the classic The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel. See which libraries in New Zealand have Room and The Clan of the Cave Bear. “Today I’m five. I was four last…

Lessons From Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is one of my heroes. I grew up in Einstein Street and the streets in our neighbourhood were all named after scientists – Marie Curie Place, Huxley Road, Pickering Street… so from an early age I’ve always been fascinated by the lives and accomplishments of such people. The list below resonated with me,…

Pushing Through Adversity

Sometimes the best way to get anywhere is to push through it. A year ago I quit my job because I couldn’t see it leading anywhere that I wanted to go. I wanted to do stuff that mattered. To be in a place that valued my contributions and was not afraid to think differently. To be…