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Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl
"I'm disappointed. I really wanted to enjoy this book, and it started strong, but Reichl lost me by the halfway point. I finished it anyway, but the second half was a struggle. It's difficult for me to put into words exactly what about the book did..." Read more of this review »
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... I came to realise how important it is to maintain a distinction between science and policy. If scientists start making policy, we invite politicians to start making science. By instead empowering politicians with the information to make informed decisions, we create more forceful advocates for the results of our collaboration.
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After the adrenaline of the disaster has passed and we face the dreariness of loss, despair lurks around the corner. Unable to attribute our misfortune to random chance, we wonder what we did wrong. Homes gone, dependent on the goodwill of strangers, fearing financial ruin perhaps with loved ones killed, we look for someone to blam, we turn to the outsider. A disaster can alter the behavior of the individual, like one who is part of a mob, divorcing us from our moral compass. We must remember the most dangerous threat in a disaster is the threat to our humanity.
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Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
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Neil Gaiman
“He couldn’t see why people made such a fuss about people eating their silly old fruit anyway, but life would be a lot less fun if they didn’t. And there was never an apple, in Adam’s opinion, that wasn’t worth the trouble you got into for eating it.”
Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Kakuzō Okakura
“For life is an expression, our unconscious actions the constant betrayal of our innermost thought.”
Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea

I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!
“I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!”
Charles M. Schulz

Michael Ondaatje
“For we live with those retrievals from childhood that coalesce and echo throughout our lives, the way shattered pieces of glass in a kaleidoscope reappear in new forms and are songlike in their refrains and rhymes, making up a single monologue. We live permanently in the recurrence of our own stories, whatever story we tell.”
Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero
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Albert Einstein
“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
Albert Einstein

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