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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Brian Doyle: IMG The Rude Burl of Our Masks

One day when I was 12 years old and setting off on my newspaper route after school my mom said will you stop at the doctor's and pick up something... Continue »
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    Children and Other Wild Animals

    Brian Doyle 9780870717543


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Driftless by David Rhodes

DC, January 17, 2014

I actually backed up and re-read chapters as I was reading the book - not for comprehension but to be more deeply immersed and to linger. I don't re-read books, generally, but I'll be reading this one again before long. It's a classic.
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Eva Moves the Furniture by Margot Livesey
Eva Moves the Furniture

DC, October 12, 2013

It's hard to add anything to all the pro's comments - they are one reason I read the book and I'm so glad I did. It spans genres and weaves together surprising and universal experience perfectly. Masterful, accessible, delightful, deep, and satisfying.
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Living as a River: Finding Fearlessness in the Face of Change by Bodhipaska
Living as a River: Finding Fearlessness in the Face of Change

DC, August 19, 2012

I read this over the course of a year - really took my time and let it sink in. I've still got it by my bedside. The author gives us an ancient practice that can be used to let go of the solidity and identification with emotions and patterns that are not really "us" - but habit patterns. I liked the length of the book, allowing me time to think about how we identify ourselves by cementing our identity in different ways. I enjoyed it, enjoyed the ideas and examples, and enjoy thinking now about how many ways there are of letting go of fixed patterns. We all could use some help moving on.
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Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
Homer's Odyssey

DC, August 19, 2012

Super fun book about a memorable cat. I am so happy that Gwen Cooper said yes to Homer! What a story. Adventure, heroics, role modeling, courage, joy - it's a wonderful story, and true. No need to love cats, but if by the end you don't love Homer I'd be very surprised.
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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey

DC, August 19, 2012

Deeply interesting book about right and left brain, and where "we" are and how we integrate the information received. Useful along with meditation. As a culture, we need more right-brain thinking, and now. This is a fast and fascinating read - very accessible. Anything that can move us globally toward connection and compassion is highly welcome!
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