The Curious Autodidact

August 10, 2017

Wisdom of the Ages: Susan B. Anthony

Filed under: social justice,women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 12:10 am

 

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I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because

I notice it always coincides with their own desires.

Susan B Anthony, reformer and suffragist (1820-1906)

July 25, 2017

Candle or Mirror?

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 1:02 pm

Edith Wharton's library at The Mount. Photo by John Bessler from Edith Wharton: A House Full of Rooms: Architecture, Interiors, Gardens by Theresa Craig.

Edith Wharton’s Library

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton

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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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.

April 1, 2017

Hurston on the Difference a Year Can Make

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 9:50 pm

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There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston, folklorist and writer (7 Jan 1891-1960)

March 25, 2017

Axe Files: Rising Star Kamala Harris

Filed under: book related,social justice,women heroes — Honilima @ 1:32 pm

If you want to hear some intelligent discussion tune into Kamala Harris talking with David Axelrod on the Axe Files.  She is highly driven and intelligent and will give you hope in troubling political times.

The Axe Files is a podcast out of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and has had some fabulous guests. If you enjoy the Harris episode take time to listen to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on episode #126.  Girl Power!

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