Sabbatical Reading

I’m on a teaching sabbatical this semester, from January, 2022 through to May! This page will be an unfolding document on which I list the books, online workshops, instructional videos and podcasts I have waded through during this period. Some will be directly related to my creative research activities, while many will not.


  • Warriors Don’t Cry, by Melba Pattillo Beals
  • Whole Hearted Faith, by Rachel Held Evans & Jeff Chu
  • The Running Revolution: How to Run Faster, Farther, and Injury-Free–for Life, by Nicholas Romanov and Kurt Brungardt
  • The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey To Self Discovery, by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile
  • Chi Running, by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer
  • Chi Marathon: The Breakthrough Natural Running Program for a Pain-Free Half Marathon and Marathon, by Danny Dreyer and Katherine Dreyer
  • Winsome Conviction, by Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer
  • Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts, by Stephen Nachmanovitch, Penguin Putman Inc., 1990
  • [CURRENT READING:]  All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. Edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson & Katharine K. Wilkinson

“On Deck” Reading List:

  • Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, by Austin Kleon, Workman Publishing Company, 2021
  • You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation, by Sarah Uruist Green
  • Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, by Jane Mayer

Online Workshops:

  • Canadian Jazz Composers Workshop (Sept. 18, 2021) featuring Paul Read
  • Canadian Jazz Composers Workshop (Feb. 12, 2022), featuring David Braid and Jeff Presslaff.


  • Jen Hatmaker: Series 27: For the Love of the Enneagram (10 episodes)


  • Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis – Netflix
  • Kiss The Ground – Netflix
  • Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary – Hulu


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