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The Uninhabitable Earth | Reflections & Notes

April 10, 2019

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David Wallace-Wells. The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming. Tim Duggan Books, 2019. (310 pages) REFLECTIONS This may be one of the most important books I’ve read recently. It is also one of the most surprising. In the first half, we face the stark and terrifying projections of our planetary irresponsibility, a disquieting read for sure. What looms […]

TEDx | Paula Stone Williams: I’ve Lived as A Man & A Woman

April 4, 2019

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[select quotes] “There is no way a well-educated white male can understand how much the culture is tilted in his favor. There’s no way he can understand it because it’s all he’s ever known, and all he ever will know. And conversely, there’s no way that a woman can understand the full import of that […]

TED | Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams: The Story of a Parent’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption

April 4, 2019

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Paula Stone Williams: So, I was the CEO of a large, religious nonprofit, spoke at some of the largest churches in America, was on television in 70 different markets, but more than anything else, I just wanted to be a good parent. I told all three of my children, “When the going gets tough, you have to choose the road less traveled, the […]

Three Identical Strangers | Reflections

April 3, 2019

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7664504/ “I believe nature and nurture both matter. But I think nurture can overcome nearly everything.” REFLECTIONS The quote above sums up quite well the principle conclusions of this fascinating documentary, and the perspective shift that the film is encouraging us in taking. I’m philosophically dubious, however, that “nurture can overcome nearly everything,” at least, […]