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Podcasts

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If you're into podcasts and are looking for some recommendations here's what I've been tuned into for a long while (in no particular order)

Grantland
Specifically Andy Greenwald,
Do You Like Prince Movies,
Girls with Hoodies,
Hollywood Prospectus
There's a really great one about the career arc of film director Steven Soderbergh If you're into Football - they have plenty to offer on that subject matter as well). Great website overall.

Tim and Sid
(From Sportsnet- their entire show is carved into 1 hour episodes each day)
Spark
CBC's Tech podcast with Nora Young
Eli Glasner
CBC Movie Reviewer
Get-It-Done Guys' Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More
(Stever Robbins)
Hockey Central
(Sportsnet)
Pensions Plan Puppets
(Leafs)
TedTalks
assorted collection of Ted Talks
Stuff You Should Know
How stuff works website
Documentary of the Week
BBC Radio
Day 6  (CBC Radio)

Paris Letters

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I just completed reading Paris Letters - One woman's journey from the fast lane to a slow stroll in Paris.

Without being preachy the author Janice  MacLeod describes how she took many of today's practices of minimalism, journaling  and slew of other self discovery tools to centre herself and find clarity in her life.

As she eventually reveals to herself that the rat race isn't for her she sets her eyes on the lights of Paris. Not to vacation but to live there.

A daunting and ambitious notion. But with any goal - they all begin with the first step.  In her case she asked herself - how much would I need to save in order to live for one year without working? This was followed up by - "where does all my money go now?"  This to me was the most intriguing part of the story. 

The film Fight Club has a line that says
"the things you own end up owning you".

Janice instead of trying to figure out how to afford the life she currently has while away instead tackl…