Reading Program 2016

Living with a Wild God

“Try inserting an account of a mystical experience into a conversation, and you’ll likely get the same response as you would if you confided that you had been the victim of an alien abduction,” Barbara Ehrenreich, Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything The first time I met Barbara […]

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Wait for Me

April 10, 2016 was National Siblings Day.  I have two brothers and one sister who have been with me through good times, bad times and everything in between.  They are the first ones I call to celebrate achievements and milestone.  In times of decision, they are there to offer their support and guidance.  In moments […]

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Alice B. Toklas

To be clear, I love all books, which must be understood before you read my next sentence: Over the past few years, my enjoyment of fiction has been overtaken by my greater enthusiasm for non-fiction.  This may be a bold statement, to be sure, but if you ever read, “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas,” written […]

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The Love of Lists

  I love lists.  Ah, the moment I check off a task with an exaggerated flourish, there is an immediate sense of accomplishment.  Efficient, effective and documented, checklists give significance to the small, seemingly trivial actions that fill up our days. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande is an excellent illustration for the merits of […]

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