Books I Read: Everything and more about the two sides of our brains

The reality of vascular damage and gradual dementia raised urgent questions. It was time to learn more. Hence, The Master and the Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist; the first quarter of which I found instructive and well worth reading.

What’s tang yuan got to do with the COP?

Today is Tong Zhi, the peak of winter. Up north in China, where some of my ancestors originated, they’ll be looking forward to longer days and shorter warmer nights. It’s an expectation they’ll celebrate with tang yuan, sticky rice balls slathered in syrup. And, over here in my Little Red Dot on the equator, I’ll … Continue reading

Books I Read: Want to face your fears about ID theft and computer stalkers?

I’ve been reading scary books all month. Here’s my recommendation for the two scariest if you want to face your fears about technology, stalkers and ID theft — That Nightby Nidhi Upadhyay and Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon. These two stories are about humans who hide behind false identities and use electronic networks to … Continue reading