Monthly Archives: April, 2016

Link Love (2016-04-30)

Weekly Puppy   Thought-provoking “When people are doing a physical task, it’s easy to assess how hard they are working. You can see the physical movement, the sweat. You also see the result of their work: the brick wall rising, the hole in the ground getting bigger. Recognising and rewarding hard work is a pretty …

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How to Communicate Like a Buddhist by Cynthia Kane

I’ve followed Cynthia Kane for a while (I recommend following her on Twitter as well), so I was absolutely delighted when she gave me the chance to read the advanced copy of her newly released book How to Communicate Like a Buddhist. It is an important topic, and Kane is both well-equipped to tackle it and does so …

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Link Love (2016-04-23)

Thought-provoking “Now Jackie is at a moral crossroads. She has to make a choice. The actual facts do not appear to be in dispute, but she is invested in this story. She has told it before, several times. She has endured quite a bit of discomfort at airports because she believed it to be true. …

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Link Love (2016-04-16)

Weekly Puppy   Thought-provoking The Art of the Meaningful Apology – Becoming Who You Are “With the Internet and social media and the explosion of books there is SO MUCH content. This means consumers are overwhelmed with choices. Reviews help writers sell books because if readers see a book with no reviews or five reviews …

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Quick Reads April 2016

Quite a few (excellent) Audible reads this month, as well as some fantastic cookbooks. Reviews The Goddess and the Shaman: The Art & Science of Magical Healing by J.A. Kent*: The author had claimed to take a sceptical and nuanced look at magical healing, but it was anything but. I got through about 10% of the …

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Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa* took me by surprise. It took me a while to get into it, and even longer to realize that it was based on the real events in Seattle around the WTO protests in 1999 (probably because I was 12 at the time and …

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Link Love (2016-04-09)

Weekly Puppy   Thought-provoking “Marvel’s Jessica Jones is an excellent example of what is possible with both long-form storytelling and the superhero genre. Getting beyond the standard “Let’s you and him fight” narrative of so many stories of people with powers, Jessica Jones focuses on the emotional journey of its characters as Jessica and the …

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Link Love (2016-04-02)

Weekly Puppy   Religion “What happened? Well, basically I realized there are a lot of problems with modesty as taught in American Christianity, and the Survey hands a megaphone to some of the worst of those problems. Perhaps the biggest and most disturbing problem is that we gave a platform to guys just because, well, …

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