Friday Favorites

I am a voracious reader and every week I come across either a book, online piece or website I want to share with others. I’ve decided to curate these gems and highlight them on Friday. I hope you find these faves as insightful as I do.

  • Perseverance counts. Have you heard about the 54-year-old custodian who graduated from the college he cleaned at night? Read his phenomenal story in the Washington Post. 
  • An interesting proposition – What do you think about hosting a silent reading party in your home? Here are tips from Book Riot to pull off this out-of-the-box idea to read with family or friends in your home.
  • “My life, until now, has been one long surrender. That isn’t good for me, for my children, my family, my friends. I have been only half alive. The only way to be truly present, I am learning, is first to be truly present to myself. To experience my wildness fully. To reintroduce risk and biodiversity. To ask question like the researchers. To not know. To risk the wolves, the fire, the sea stars. To be willing to evolve or die.” Many truths in this essay, “Evolve or Die,”  by Bernadette Murphy in The Rumpus.
  • I am still contemplating the message in Aeon’s “Why Watching People Take Selfies Feels So Awkward,” by Emmanuel Ordóñez Angulo. This point is worthy of reflection: “Whether life should be seen as a narrative or not, living is about choosing what to present and what to keep to oneself. We must navigate between the two.”

What were your favorite reads this week?

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