100 hours of workout.

Tonight’s hour long workout happens to be my 100th workout this year. It feels nice to actualize three rules I set for myself for 2014 (and beyond).

Here’s to, not the next 100 but to the next one tomorrow. And next. And so on until whatever number it will be.



Book Review: The Ghost of My Father

I read Scott Berkun‘s latest book The Ghost of My Father. It is a memoir about Berkun’s failed relationship with his father. Given I am a father, the theme sounded interesting. So I hoped to buy and enqueue this book to my current reading list. However Berkun tweeted:

I subscribed with a feeling that he might giveaway this book. And he did, indeed. So to return his favour, I started reading as soon as I received the book.

This memoir gave me an interesting perspective on people. As this is an intimate personal story of the author I love to read, I am keeping my opinions of the characters in the book, to myself. I felt awful to learn what Berkun had to go through in his childhood. I am glad that he became what he is today despite the hardships in his childhood. My respect from him grew manifold.

I strongly recommend this book to dads and mums out there. This books is by no means a parenting handbook but it gently teaches how not to treat our children. Witty yet thoughtful Berkun’s writing style will inform and entertain at the same time. I thank Berkun for his willingness to share his intimate personal story with the world and thereby providing us useful insights on family and relationships.