The mud, the lotus and the pale golden blue.

Books on my shelves, blogs I’ve subscribed to, recommended reading/listening/viewing… these are some works that have helped me grow — either directly or indirectly — as a person, as a communications enthusiast, as a parent, and/or as a creator. #withgratitude

Most recent entries at the top.

October 2018:

Still completely addicted to Medium. A few pieces:

July-September 2018:

Ayayay. I kind of got behind here. Summer holidays with 4 kids at home full time will do that to ya, sometimes. ;)

To briefly sum up the past three months:

June 2018:

May 2018

[Note 2018-06-17: Nothing documented here, hopefully will catch up with this later. But I was completely hooked (in a very bad way) on during this month.]

April 2018:

[Note 2018-06-17: In April I decided to stop buying new books until I have read the stack of books I’d already bought/been given. Did not document the list. Here are a couple of the ones I remember:]

March 2018:

February 2018:

January 2018:

December 2017:

November 2017:

I loved this quote from Emily Levine (found by searching for “martyrdom” on Goodreads): “My grandmother always acted in other people’s interests, whether they wanted her to or not. If they’d had an Olympics in martyrdom my grandmother would have lost on purpose.” ― Emily Levine

October 2017:

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(Incomplete, in random order, not yet properly credited or formatted in some cases:)



Read at some point in my life and still sitting on the “favourites” shelf:

Philosophy/metaphysics/business books:


Misc books:

Family planning, childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting books:

Kids’ books:

TV Shows:

Downton Abbey Entourage Being Erica The Darling Buds of May - one of my most favourite TV shows ever. Thanks mom My Crazy Ex Girlfriend


A Good Year Enchanted April A Room with a View The Sweetest Thing Zoolander Wayne’s World Austin Powers Stealing Beauty Amelie The Truman Show The Matrix Rogue One: the Force Awakens Clerks

Kids’ Shows:

Sean the Sheep Pat & Mat Wallace and Gromit’s World of Inventions Frozen :)