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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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Jean Jaiswal has commented on (2) products.

Why Not?: How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small
Why Not?: How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small

Jean Jaiswal, January 1, 2013

So often these kinds of books are a good and accurate state of the problem but with few practical solutions. Not so with this book. It not only gives actual possible solutions, it really focuses on how individually these principles might be applied in one's own small world. But limits are not imposed and it seems possible to apply this same kind of thinking to bigger issues such as "making the world a better place". I am hopefully that I will be able to put some of these ideas (with practice) in play in my real life. Very exciting, I am encouraged and that has been a long time since that has happened.
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The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Jean Jaiswal, January 19, 2012

Granted the title is a bit misleading - it is not about a cute little omnivorous bush dwelling animal. It is a surprizingly engaging mental trip from the perspective of two people (a child and a older immigrant) that could not be more removed in everything about their life - except their current living space. It might take a bit to warm up to this book, it is heavy on philosophical and other references, but definitely worth that initial work.
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