Book Reviews

James Donaldson’s Book Review – What’s Eating You? (People and Parasites) by Eugen Kaplan

Wow, if we only knew what was “eating us”! The author, Eugene Kaplan, recounts his personal experiences, and many years of study and research into parasites and their hosts, as they create a “symbiotic” relationship with each other that turned out to be mutually beneficial, at least for the life of their hosts. He talks […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Mortality by Christopher Hitchens

Mortality is the exemplary story of one man’s refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens’s testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man. I really […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Truth About Muhammad: Founder of the World’s Most Intolerant Religion

This book was a fascinating look into the life of the prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, as written and detailed by a non-Muslim, author Robert Spencer. I like it because it gave me a better insight into the religion of Islam, its historical beginnings, and as with all religions, some of the extreme fringes that […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Secret of Teams by Mark Miller

This would be a great book for folks in leadership positions, managing teams and building employee morale. The author offers some good insight into: Building teams where people get to know each other deeply serving each other willingly genuinely care for each other I was a business owner myself for almost 30 years, with a […]

Strategies for a Successful Summer Break – Tips for Managing Your Kids’ Downtime to Help Make it Relaxing for Everyone

Strategies for a Successful Summer Break Tips for managing your kids’ downtime to help make it relaxing for everyone by Child Mind Institute Beth Arky While your average child may be thrilled by the end of the school year, anticipating lazy days and sleeping in, the prospect of summer break isn’t quite that unalloyed pleasure […]

Is The NBRPA Relevant? by James Donaldson

Is the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) Relevant? I would like to begin this “exposé” with a few quotes that have been made directly to me, while I served as a Board of Director for the NBRPA. – “I Am Just the Spook Who Sat by the Door”, as stated by current board chair, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

This is absolutely one of my favorite books! I first read it may be 25 years ago, and the Four Agreements that it talks about, are agreements I have made with myself, and have worked really hard to implement them into my life, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of it. Books […]