I think this may be the first time I have ever read a book in the same year that is was published. An amazing book that a brilliant person endeavored to write well after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
A great read for any adult, but especially those who have aging parents. This book is a must read for anyone in the medical field.
The likelihood that most of us will die suddenly or quickly becomes more remote with every new medical advance. This book will help any reader start to understand what type of life we are willing to have and what disabilities we can live with in our twilight years.
Susan recommended I read this book about The Great Migration. It was excellent. Find out what I liked and a little of what I learned inside...
Susan and I watched a wonderful documentary called Racing Extinction a few weeks back.
I read this book in November, long before the thought of this blog existed. I am relying on my unreliable memory and the notes I wrote about the book to create this post. I highly recommend this book and apologize for the inadequacy of this post. I have just added it back on to my reading list.
Stop on in and see my thoughts on Dave Eggers' 2009 book Zeitoun. I have enjoyed his books for a long time, and was therefore a bit surprised when I took a break from social justice themed books and ended up reading another book about social justice!
A wonderful discussion between Michelle Alexander and Krista Tippett. It is sure to generate thoughtful dialogue whether that is internal or with a trusted friend.
Here are 2 voices that help me think about simplicity and the intention of my life.
Just read it. It is wonderful, it is accessible, and it is important.
A review of this wonderful philosophy based book about the meaning of Justice from several different theories and schools of thought. A helpful practice for anyone looking to improve their understanding of justice and ability to speak more intelligently on the topic.
A nice adventure into beginnings of Buddhism and spirituality. The book also shares the history of the unrest in Tibet, and opened my eyes a bit.
I read this back in November 2015, and it remains in the top 5 books since I started reading again. It is not the easiest read, but it is profoundly intelligent, humbling, and inspiring.
If you are unaware, Mick Foley is a former pro-wrestler, and Tori Amos is an accomplished musician. Mick Foley talks with the host of one of my new favorite podcasts Edge of Sports with Dave Zirin about many things, but the guiding topic is RAINN - Rape Abuse Incest National Network.
I love this podcast, and it is not because I love sports. Most of the athletes (like Mr. Foley) I know almost nothing about. However, it is great to hear fantastic stories of athletes doing inspiring work around a host of important issues. Athletes using their intellect, passion, and sometimes fame to make a positive difference in our world.
The Black Panthers have been all over the news I am seeing. it seemed to start with Beyonce’s SuperBowl performance, then there was this podcast in anticipation of the upcoming documentary, and Ta-NehIsi Coates just wrote an article in The Atlantic about them as well. Well, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther articles is actually about him writing the new comic book (which I’m excited about)!!!
I have been a long time listener of RadioLab. They have a wonderful mixture of storytelling that generally includes fun and interesting sound production. This episode is about debate club, which is something I have never really understood. After listening to this episode, I feel like a know enough to have a small appreciation for what it is and a small understanding of what is actually happening in a debate! Of course, I am sharing this episode because it addresses social justice issues.
If it is not, it certainly should have been a seminal work and foundation for limiting racism and prejudice in America. W.E.B Dubois wrote a masterpiece that depicts life for the African American at the beginning of the 20th Century, and a level of insight that is so difficult to grasp without the benefit of great hindsight.
I just found out about this podcast and am saddened that it appears to be finished. Although almost a month old, this is still a relevant and informative look at the Clinton and Sanders campaigns. I am looking forward to listening through the archives of episodes.
A fascinating book to start understanding the complexities of poverty.
Whether it is the evil trolls making hurtful comments, bullying by teens or adults, or rumors circulating - the internet and social media can be platforms that are obstacles to progress. In this talk, Mr. Ghonim shares with us some thoughts on what a more pleasant future might look like.
Every wonder how some people lose a lot of money in a telephone scam or how you ended up with that buyer's remorse? You will find some clues in this Planet Money.