Tag Archives: Reads

Being Present For Others

What happens when you get out of your own thoughts and pay attention, via The Writer’s Almanac, commemorating the birthday of W. Somerset Maugham. He’d become a doctor and practiced in the slums of London. I saw how men died. … Continue reading

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Reading this week

I heard about this book yesterday on the radio – and after I got the paint that I’d gone out for I stopped at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza and secured a copy of The Power of Kindness by … Continue reading

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Human Library at Williams College

there are some very brave books available to tell you about their lives and the courageous things they’ve done as well as fascinating history books and other genres. Continue reading

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Enter Winter, Mid-January

Almost every year about this time when the temperature starts dipping into the “man is it cold” state of things I am reminded of this book, Our Own Sung Fireside, Images of the New England Home 1760-1860 by Jane C. Nylander Continue reading

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Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien

For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach. — J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King. Continue reading

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