The Curious Autodidact

July 17, 2017

Words of Wisdom: Do Not Dispair

Filed under: environmental ideas,social justice,women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 4:08 pm

July 12, 2017

Nature Fix on KUER

Doug Fabrizio out of Salt Lake City’s NPR stations does a great job interviewing authors and his interview with the author of Nature Fix is no exception. Florence Williams discusses the healing power of nature and our lack of connection that is altering the world in profound ways. Listen and learn, or listen outside for an even better experience. This is a program you are

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July 2, 2017

Eva Gabor: On Aging

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 10:10 pm

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I believe in loyalty. When a woman reaches an age she likes, she should stick with it.

Eva Gabor

June 27, 2017

Eisenhower on the Military Industrial Complex

Filed under: social justice,Word Related — Honilima @ 9:53 pm

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“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”

President Dwight D. Eisenhower
April 16, 1953

June 20, 2017

Bee or Mosquito?

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:59 pm

It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.

Mary O’Connor

June 12, 2017

Alain de Botton with Krista Tippett

Filed under: book related,women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 1:53 pm

 

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Krista Tippett is a national treasure. Her show On Being features some of the best contemporary thinkers and writers and airs on over 400 public radio station and online internationally. Listeners will love her show and her approach to interviewing, and perhaps one of her books, the latest is called Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.

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Here she is interviewing Alain de Botton on the topic of love and relationships. His article entitled “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” was the most-read article in The New York Times in 2016 shocking him and his editors alike.

June 1, 2017

Reading & a Better Life

Filed under: book related,women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:57 pm

Reading is not just an escape. It is access to a better way of life.

Karin Slaughter, novelist (b. 6 Jan 1971)

May 26, 2017

Film to Watch: Trapped

Filed under: helpful hints,media related,social justice,women heroes — Honilima @ 2:07 pm

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Sometimes Radio West with Doug Fabrizio surprises me with an unexpected topic on the NPR station, in Salt Lake City, KUER 90.1.

This program on the movie Trapped is eye-opening and compelled me to find and watch the film Trapped.  It premiered at Sundance and won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking. The film tells the stories of courageous aging doctors,  clinic workers, and lawyers fighting the restrictions that are designed to regulate abortion out of existence.

On the Independent Lens website you can see trailers and read an interview with the director Dawn Porter. Hopefully you can find it streaming and available to view with family and friends.

May 19, 2017

Ben Franklin on Justice

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 2:59 pm

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)

May 11, 2017

Dangerous Citizen

Filed under: Word Related — Honilima @ 2:51 pm

One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence.

Charles A. Beard, historian (1874-1948)

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