Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart

Goodreads | Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart – Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. Christopher reminded me that poetry transcends generational and cultural differences by speaking to the human condition.  Emotional insight, radical thoughts and shared joy or sorrow come from a few words that have been purposely brought together by a poet’sContinue reading “Catching Life By the Throat: Poems from Eight Great Poets by Josephine Hart”

Goodreads – Books Still Rule! (via Rebecca Budd)

On The Road Book Club has signed up for Goodreads, which was created in 2006 by Otis Chandler. It is a community of 4,300,000 and growing. Books still do rule!! Many people believe that books, like handwriting, will go the way of the dodo bird.  Handwriting may be suffering the last pangs of existence, butContinue reading “Goodreads – Books Still Rule! (via Rebecca Budd)”

The King’s Speech: good movie, very bad history. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

The King’s Speech: good movie, very bad history. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine. The Book Club spent Christmas Day at the movies.  We started out with True Grit:  NOT a Christmas theme and NOT my kind of movie.   But all was not lost; just in the adjacent movie theatre we heard the audience clapping atContinue reading “The King’s Speech: good movie, very bad history. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine”

CNN Heroes 2010 – Top 10 CNN Hero: Anuradha Koirala – Special Reports from CNN.com

CNN Heroes 2010 – Top 10 CNN Hero: Anuradha Koirala – Special Reports from CNN.com.� “A great revolution in just one individual will help to change the destiny of all humankind.” Daisaku Ikeda, Japan. Humanity is given very little time to change destiny. The question is – do we have the courage to accept aContinue reading “CNN Heroes 2010 – Top 10 CNN Hero: Anuradha Koirala – Special Reports from CNN.com”

On The Road with Three Cups of Tea

“I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death.” — Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote PeaceContinue reading “On The Road with Three Cups of Tea”