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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
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The House Without Windows by Barbara Newhall Follett
"This is a hard book for me to review, because as I’m reading it I’m also having to recognize that it’s the only time I will ever read it. Copies of House Without Windows are few and far between, and I was lucky to get my hands on it even this one..." Read more of this review »
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Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? by Sandra G. Harding
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The Last Passenger by Manel Loureiro
The Last Passenger
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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte
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Wicked by Gregory Maguire
"I was very excited about this book. I loved the musical, and the premise here was enticing. I was shocked by just how little the book and the musical resemble each other. I confess I'm really unsure how Schwartz even found the story he used from M..." Read more of this review »
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Mary Oliver
“Sometimes I need
only to stand
wherever I am
to be blessed.”
Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems

Marcel Proust
“What best remind us of a person is precisely what we had forgotten (because it was of no importance, and we therefore left it in full possession of its strength). That is why the better part of our memories exist outside us, in a blatter of rain, in the smell of an unaired room or of the first crackling brushwood fire in a cold grate: wherever, in short, we happen upon what our mind, having no use for it, had rejected, the last treasure that the past has in store, the richest, that which, when all our flow of tears seems to have dried at the source, can make us weep again. Outside us? Within us, rather, but hidden from our eyes in an oblivion more or less prolonged. It is thanks to this oblivion alone that we can from time to time recover the person that we were, place ourselves in relation to things as he was placed, suffer anew because we are no longer ourselves but he, and because he loved what now leaves us indifferent. In the broad daylight of our habitual memory the images of the past turn gradually pale and fade out of sight, nothing remains of them, we shall never recapture it. Or rather we should never recapture it had not a few words been carefully locked away in oblivion, just as an author deposits in the National Library a copy of a book which might otherwise become unobtainable.”
Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove, Part 2

William  Martin
“Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.”
William Martin, The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents

Noël Coward
“What I adore is supreme professionalism. I’m bored by writers who can write only when it’s raining.”
Noël Coward

D.H. Lawrence
“I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
and it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill.
I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self,
and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only time can help
and patience, and a certain difficult repentance
long difficult repentance, realization of life’s mistake, and the freeing oneself
from the endless repetition of the mistake
which mankind at large has chosen to sanctify.”
D.H. Lawrence

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