Miami, Life & Journalism

Miami, Life & Journalism2021-05-02T10:36:52-04:00

April 2021
• Elevation – Stephen King
• If it Bleeds – Stephen King
• Finders Keepers – Stephen King
• End of Watch – Stephen King
• Riding the Bullet – Stephen King

March 2021
• Later – Stephen King
• The Institute – Stephen King

February 2021
• The Naked Mind – Annie Grace
• Total Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat-Zinn 

January 2021
• A Time for Mercy – John Grisham

December 2020
• The Midnight Library – Matt Haig 

November 2020
• A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
• Calm the F*ck Down – Sarah Knight

October 2020
• Rage – Bob Woodward 

September 2020
• How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe – Charles Yu
• Becoming – Michelle Obama 

August 2020
• The Darwin Affair – Tim Mason
• Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

July 2020
• The Book of Joy – Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu
• Educated: A Memoir – Tara Westover 

June 2020
• Everything is F*cked – Mark Manson
• White Fragility – Robin Diangelo

May 2020
• The Library Book – Susan Orlean
• Beyond Anger – Thomas J. Herbin, Ph.D

April 2020
• Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow

February 2020
• Just Mercy • Bryan Stevenson
• Talking to Strangers • Malcolm Gladwell 

January 2020
• The Great Believers • Rebecca Makkai 

December 2019
• Armada – Ernest Cline
• Gulp – Mary Roach

November 2019
• Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari
• The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

August 2019
• The Outsider – Stephen King
• Media Politics: A Citizen’s Guide – Shanto Iyengar 

July 2019
• Atomic Habits – James Clear
• The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
• Believe Me – JP Delaney 

June 2019
• Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

• Buddhism for Beginners – Jack Kornfield

On writing, even when you’re not sure what you’re doing

Writing on a regular basis -- even when you're not entirely sure of the direction or purpose -- is a huge aspect of being, well, a writer. One of the things I occasionally struggle with in my new career as a journalism professor is keeping that tool sharp. Without the constant deadline pressures of my old life, it is challenging to get myself to just write.

July 5th, 2019|

Metrorail in my dreams

A few months ago, The New Miami posted a story about an anonymous person (or persons) that created a fantasy Metrorail map. I was very taken by the map itself -- which essentially converts Miami-Dade and Broward highways, expressways and main arterial roads into multicolored rail lines.

July 2nd, 2019|

Family and self

I spent last weekend in Daytona Beach, part of a family non-reunion reunion. Daytona has been an annual destination for the last six years, mostly because that's where my grandmother lived.

July 1st, 2019|

The Midtown Messenger – Jun. 24

A look at some of the recent news in the Miami area including: the outrageous heat, the upcoming Democratic debates and the ongoing dismantling and remaking of Wywnood.

June 24th, 2019|

Makeup on the steering wheel

On the way back from Tampa last weekend, my Zen from the meditation retreat I attended was tested by a series of bells and warnings from my Mini Cooper. Each time I turned on the car, I got warnings that my backup light wasn't working and neither were my rear turn signals.

June 21st, 2019|

Walking in Miami

Since the end of classes at FIU last week, I've been taking long walks around Miami. I love audiobooks, but I find it hard to pay attention if I'm doing something else besides driving or walking.

June 21st, 2019|

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