To Life! _Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal_ by Rachel Naomi Remen

Remen, Rachel N., Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal. The Berkley Group, NY. 1996. I checked this book out of the library because someone I knew, had been diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 4. I thought since Rachel Remen had dedicated so much of her life to working with people who were in the late… Continue reading To Life! _Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal_ by Rachel Naomi Remen

Is Man “the beast that cannot learn?”: Loren Eiseley’s The Unexpected Universe

"A Harvest/HBJ Book" 1969. "What is it that we are a part of that we do not see, as the spider was not gifted to discern my face, or my little probe into her world?"page 54 Unless one writes works of fiction, most books are a collection of essays held loosely together by an intention… Continue reading Is Man “the beast that cannot learn?”: Loren Eiseley’s The Unexpected Universe

Accessing your Inner Soul: Parker J. Palmer’s, Let Your Life Speak: Listening to the Voice of Vocation

“True self is true friend.” (p. 69)   Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation. Parker J. Palmer. 2000. Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers. San Francisco, CA.   I decided to read Parker Palmer’s book, Let Your Life Speak: Listening to the Voice of Vocation, because a fragment of his thought was tucked inside… Continue reading Accessing your Inner Soul: Parker J. Palmer’s, Let Your Life Speak: Listening to the Voice of Vocation

Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby and The Mother of All Questions

“There is no good answer to how to be a woman; the art may instead lie in how we refuse the question.”  Rebecca Solnit, The Mother of All Questions   I started with Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby, a memoir, but not exactly, beginning at the end of Solnit’s relationship with her mother, when her mother… Continue reading Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby and The Mother of All Questions