Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2012«

The Brain On Love

March 27, 2012

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The following article was too good to simply post on Facebook. I’ve highlighted my favorite lines that I believe are most telling to the human experience, elements of behavior and choice we should all pay attention to. March 24, 2012, 4:28 pm The Brain on Love By DIANE ACKERMAN A RELATIVELY new field, called interpersonal […]

Walking In The Dust of Rabbi Jesus | Notes & Review

March 25, 2012

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Lois Tverberg. Walking In The Dust of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life. Zondervan, 2012. (239 pages) I. Hearing Our Rabbi’s Words With New Ears 1. Brushing Away the Dust of the Ages In just the past fifty years, we have seen more advances in biblical archaeology and in […]

California Listening Tour Education Forums

March 23, 2012

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California Listening Tour Education Forums (in Partnership with StudentsFirst) [VIA: I have striven to be as accurate as possible in this summary. I take responsibility for any misrepresentions. The quotes that follow are not exact.] The main speaker was Michelle Rhee, introduced and hosted by her husband and Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson. Michelle began by […]

TED | Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

March 22, 2012

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  The Book, the Website, the Press, and the TED talk: When I was nine years old I went off to summer camp for the first time. And my mother packed me a suitcase full of books, which to me seemed like a perfectly natural thing to do. Because in my family, reading was the […]

This Gay & Age

March 10, 2012

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PBS POV project, “This Gay & Age” by Morgan Wilcock Watch This Gay and Age on PBS. See more from PBS Online Film Festival. Below are a couple quotes that highlight key elements of the discussion and debate.: Just ask yourself…if it’s true, that sexual orientation is innate and God-given, then what does it mean […]

TED | Bryan Stevenson: We Need to Talk About an Injustice

March 5, 2012

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http://www.eji.org/eji/ | http://jjie.org/founder-of-equal-justice-initiative-greeted-standing-ovation-at-ted/76755 Bryan Stevenson spends most of his time in jails and prisons and on death row. He’s a lawyer, and the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. So he’s found it very energizing at TED, and wanted to start by pointing out that there is a distinct identity here. Things said here have a power […]

TED | Kathryn Schulz: Don’t Regret Regret

March 4, 2012

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So that’s Johnny Depp, of course. And that’s Johnny Depp’s shoulder. And that’s Johnny Depp’s famous shoulder tattoo. Some of you might know that, in 1990, Depp got engaged to Winona Ryder, and he had tattooed on his right shoulder “Winona forever.” And then three years later — which in fairness, kind of is forever […]