Oct 052018
2014-05-26   Developing Mindsight  by Dan Siegel,  Awakin.org

http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=1017 –by Dan Siegel (May 26, 2014)   Oftentimes people hear the word mindfulness and think “religion,” but the reality is that focusing our attention in this way is a biological process that promotes health – as a form of brain hygiene – not a religion. Various religions may encourage this health-promoting practice, but learning […]

Oct 012018

by  Jonathan Freedland A swaggering machismo. A sense of male entitlement. But the instincts of the supreme court nominee stretch far beyond the partisan battles of Washington When Donald Trump speaks the truth, it’s usually by accident. A choice example came late on last night, after TV audiences in the US and around the world […]

Jun 112018
2018-06-01   Exploring the root causes of inequality &  Changing the way we work to build a more livable society  (The Death of Homo Economicus:   Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation Paperback,  Peter Fleming)

The links and background for both segments of the discussion are in this one posting. CBC Radio · June 1 Exploring the root causes of inequality   (Segment 1)     http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-june-3-2018-1.4685998/exploring-the-root-causes-of-inequality-1.4687264 The Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation by Peter Fleming.  Listen   39:06 This is the first of two interviews with […]

Jun 072018

The Man Who Knew Infinity  (book Robert Kanigel 1991 and movie 2015). The story of real-life mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan,  who, after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories working with his professor, G. H. Hardy. Hardy and Ramanujan had highly contrasting […]

Apr 062018
2018-04-05  New book, "Why Young Men".   Compelling interview, author Jamil Jivani, CBC The Current

  The young author in this interview is profound. RECOMMEND:   Go to the URL.  Below is a back-up copy (there are a couple of missing audio links).  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/we-re-competing-with-extremists-for-our-young-people-s-futures-says-author-who-escaped-gang-culture-1.4606013 Jamil Jivani’s new book looks at the alienation that can lead to young people becoming radicalized. (Wim Van Cappellen/Harper Collins Canada) We’re competing with extremists for our […]

Mar 032018

With many thanks to Guy for “a fascinating read” from The Atlantic magazine, by Franklin Foer: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/03/paul-manafort-american-hustler/550925/ To me, it’s more threads of the American Dream unraveling. American “foreign service” – – John Perkins blew the whistle in his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man“. the American War Machine – – Daniel Ellsberg’s most […]

Feb 272018
2018-02-20   The secret to happiness? Ask this Yale professor (and the 1,200 students taking her class),  CBC The Current

A new course at Yale aims to give students the tools they need to build happy lives. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-20-2018-1.4542333/the-secret-to-happiness-ask-this-yale-professor-and-the-1-200-students-taking-her-class-1.4542341 Listen 22:28 Read Story Transcript What’s the secret of happiness? Hard work. But a little help from a Yale professor — and roughly 1,200 eager classmates — probably doesn’t hurt. Laurie Santos teaches Psychology and the Good Life […]

Feb 052018

Lou writes: Sandra, thinking of why you do what you do,,, your activism .. your blog Here is Sri Eawaran’s February 4, copied from my very old Words To Live By –   “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the whole.” John Donne […]

Dec 072017

You will handle the following in your own good way! In “The Golden Notebook“, author Doris Lessing writes:   “The other thing taught from the start is to distrust one’s own judgement.  Children are taught submission to authority, how to search for other people’s opinions and decisions, and how to quote and comply. As in […]