The Curious Autodidact

August 20, 2017

Love in Action

Filed under: book related,Word Related — Honilima @ 1:05 pm

Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams. Love in dreams is greedy for immediate action, rapidly performed and in the sight of all. Men will give their lives if only the ordeal does not last long but is soon over, with all looking on and applauding as though on the stage. But active love is labor and fortitude, and for some people too, perhaps, a complete science.

Fyodor Dostoevsky , The Brothers Karamazov

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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)

August 1, 2017

Modern Death: a Listen and a Read

Filed under: book related,end of life,Word Related — Honilima @ 2:47 pm

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Dr Haider Warraich is interviewed by Terry Gross about how ignorant we are about the modern ways of dying and the great toll this lack of experience costs our culture daily in so many ways.

How much is too much CPR?  What age is CPR not recommended because a patient will have no quality of life afterwards? How do doctor’s cope with the various wishes of patients in crisis situations? How can we as a culture be more aware of death as a fact of life and the great cost of hope that is not matched my realism?

This is a terrific interview and may take you to an independent bookstore to buy his book.

A great listen with family and friends to elicit a profound discussion about end of life care and your wishes for just the end you most hope to have.

 

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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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.

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