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So, why do you write these strong female characters?

Because you’re still asking me that question."

[Equality Now speech, May 15, 2006]
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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
"So there’s a damn dirty hippie in India named Siddhartha who is supposed to be seeking spiritual enlightenment, but instead of going to a good Christian church like a normal person, he wanders around the woods for a while with some other damn dirt..." Read more of this review »
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Touching a Nerve by Patricia S. Churchland
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Touching a Nerve by Patricia S. Churchland
"Debunks dualism. The brain is all there is, there is no separate mind=soul. Consciousness is not a gift to humans but present to some extent in all creatures, at least all mammals. The physical structure of the brain is well-understood enough to m..." Read more of this review »
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The Parent's Tao Te Ching by William  Martin
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The Parent's Tao Te Ching by William  Martin
Do you have agendas for your children that are more important than the children themselves? Lost in the shuffle of uniforms, practices, games, recitals, and performances can be the creative and joyful soul of your child. Watch and listen carefully. Do they have time to daydream? From their dreams will emerge the practices and activities that will make self-discipline as natural as breathing.William Martin
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The Parent's Tao Te Ching by 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
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