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Practicing Peace in Times of War by Pema Chodron
Practicing Peace in Times of War

loritaott, December 26, 2008

I love reading Pema and I know that I'm not alone! This particular gem has been instrumental in assisting me to accept my (and other's) Basic Goodness as permanent and to move through neurosis as temporary. Each chapter is the perfect length to start the day, focus a meditation or simply to read on the fly to give a lozenge for the emotions we surround ourselves with.

Her writing is nearly the best of the current Buddhist writers in offering wisdom that is 1000's of years old with contemporary humor and insight. She speaks to the heart and mind and encourages us to live gently for ourselves and those around us, before it's too late.
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Madison House by Peter Donahue
Madison House

loritaott, December 26, 2008

I borrowed this book from the library in Seattle and have to return it before I can finish it! I love the discussion of the historical re-grading of the downtown of Seattle, the part that Seattle played in the Yukon Gold Rush, the many characters which arrive to Seattle to make it what it was and is, and the social commentary on places that I walk daily. The author's language is a bit over the top (intransigence? really? In a novel?) and has forced me to use words that I've not seen since my SAT's! But it's a great read and I look forward to more Seattle history by Mr Donahue!
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