Category Archives: Researcher

researching other authors, writers, bloggers, podcasters, radio hosts, and movie directors and actors by listening, reading, and watching their work

The Path of Names by Ari Goelman

Ari Goelman (my son-in-law – can you tell I’m proud?) has just had his first book – The Path of Names – published by Scholastic. The Times of Israel has already given it a great write-up.

Ari will be at Kidsbook at 3083 West Broadway next Wednesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. for “An Evening with the Author.” He will read from his book and also sign your copy. Come and get one.

I’ll see you there.

NY Times #1 Best-Selling Author Dr. Eben Alexander

EAWednesday, June 12, 7:15 p.m. at
Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace
1825 West 16th at Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Doors open 6:45 p.m. Books Sales | Signing
Limited Seating – Tickets $20 – See below

Come and Hear a Neurosurgeon’s Remarkable Story about Science, Spirituality, and Consciousness.

“Dr. Alexander’s near-death experience is the most astonishing I have heard in more than four decades of studying this phenomenon … one of the read more

Lincoln the Movie and Lincoln the Man

Saw Lincoln on Tuesday – finally. We had tried earlier, but it was sold out, no doubt because it’s running in the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Music, Production Design, Sound Mixing, and Writing.

That’s 13 categories.

And the film is about the passing of the 13th amendment to the American constitution.

After all, this read more

On Sirius and Lyra, Atlantes and Mu

Do you remember the old standard essay question when you returned to school after the summer holidays? It went something like this: Write out in 250 words how you spent your summer holidays.

If I were asked this question this year, I would have to answer “On Sirius and Lyra, Atlantes and Mu.” And yes, the weather was great!!

These are unusual places to spend one’s summer – rather hard to get to and perhaps even rather elusive.

The Afterlife Experiments

As always, I have umpteen books on the go. One I’ve just finished is Gary E. Schwartz’s The Afterlife Experiments.

Rather than requiring proof of the afterlife myself, I read this book so that I have a reference for solidly researched proof of the afterlife to offer to others. Since 1999, Gary Schwartz, Ph.D., has carried out numerous experiments between sitters and mediums in which the mediums never see and, for a period of time, do not hear the sitters’ voices, and still what read more