Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2014«

Tattoos on the Heart | Notes & Review

April 25, 2014


Gregory Boyle. Tattoos on the Heart. Free Press, 2010. (217 pages) “This day…with me…paradise.” – Luke 23:43 Preface If there is a fundamental challenge within these stories, it is simply to change our lurking suspicion that some lives matter less than other lives. (xiii) We are put on earth for a little space that we […]

Solitary Nation | Reflections

April 23, 2014

0   Solitary confinement began in the United States in the 1800s as a progressive experiment to see if isolation would reform criminals. It was soon largely abandoned because prisoners didn’t reform, they lost their minds. But in the 1980s, solitary re-emerged as a way to stamp out prison violence. The United States now has […]

A Big Heart Open To God | Notes

April 23, 2014


Pope Francis. A Big Heart Open To God: A Conversation with Pope Francis. HarperOne, 2013. (150 pages) Part One: A Big Heart Open to God The Exclusive Interview with Pope Francis The wisdom of discernment redeems the necessary ambiguity of life and helps us find the most appropriate means, which do not always coincide with what […]

TED | David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy?

April 18, 2014


So I’ve been thinking about the difference between the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the ones you put on your résumé, which are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that get mentioned in the eulogy, which are deeper: who are you, in your […]

How To Traumatize Your Children | Review & Notes

April 16, 2014


Knock Knock. How To Traumatize Your Children. Who’s There, Inc., 2007. (191 pages) REVIEW To state the obvious, this book is satire with a heavy dose of sarcasm. To state an additional given, this book will not be for everyone, though, perhaps, …it should? This kind of “humor” can sometimes illuminate deep realities in ourselves in […]

Start | Notes & Review

April 12, 2014


Jon Acuff. Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters. Lampo Press, 2013. (266 pages) 1. You Are Here I made a pretty simple discovery about what it takes to be awesome. …every awesome life has gone through the same five stages. Learning Editing Mastering Harvesting Guiding …when I say […]