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Alumni books out now: December 2012

MIKE RYCHLO, Sc'69, has written Lynka Bynka and the Three-Legged Cat (Authorhouse, $20.99), a children's story about a girl called Lynka Bynka who adopts a three-legged cat from an animal shelter and then experiences some pleasant and surprising life-changing events. Read more at lynkabynka.com





REZA SARSHOGHI, MBA'10, has written Dream Beyond Borders: Priceless Lessons for Every Entrepreneur (available on Amazon for $21.95). As a young boy, Reza helped his father peddle cleaning supplies from a backstreet shop in Iran. The experience taught him how hard work and determination could greatly improve his quality of life. He set his sights on eventually building a business of his own and landed in Montreal in his mid-twenties with little else but a basic ability in English and the determination to succeed. From his first days in Canada, when he flipped carpets in a small shop, to eventually buying the business and expanding it into Quebec’s largest floor covering chain, building a successful real estate management firm and a number of other small businesses, Dream Beyond Borders chronicles Reza's rise from an ambitious young immigrant to the peak of Canadian small business success. In it, he shares the many business lessons he learned along the way.


ALLAN HEDBERG, PhD’69, has authored his sixth book, Lessons from my Father (Crossbooks, $15.00 pb; $3.99 e-book). The book originated from of the mottos and personal stories Allan’s patients have shared with him during therapy. The mottos usually came originally from the patient’s father and were used to motivate, direct and challenge his family. Allan uses the mottos in therapy to help heal old wounds and hurts and to challenge his patients to look at life in a more healthy manner. He views these mottos as mini-lessons in living life that can have meaning and value for all of us. Allan is now in his 44th year of clinical practice as a psychologist in Fresno, California.





And finally a holiday special, a poem by M.A. LA FOND, Artsci'76:

Queen’s Call

Threads of red, blue, and gold
Echo through the halls of my mind,
Woven lives over years
Of pursuit and triumphs high
Forging youth to mind
Deepening Queen’s roots.

To play life’s game well
‘Tis accolades earned,
To see beauty clear and yet
Still hear the trumpet call,
Of earthly fears as they rise
From recent grounds
To pierce man’s own song
‘Tis wisdom.

And so these threads
Of Queen’s endeared,
Gaelic forged by time,
Alumni span of years
Comes now to mind.
Engineers to bridge the gap,
Raising colours high
Painting hope above
A new mankind.
That we should learn
And earth not die,
Together forge
A wiser kind.

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