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An American Marriage – Freaky Thinkers Book Club December 2019 Pick

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Our book of the month over at the Freaky Thinker Book Club is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. We took recommendations from members and then created a poll to select our read. This is my second time with this book and I’m excited to see if I gain any new insights or points to…

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Freaky Thinkers Book Club November 2019 Pick

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Our book of the month over at the Freaky Thinker Book Club is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. We took recommendations from members and then created a poll to select our read. This is my second time with this book and I’m enjoying the refresher.  Mark has many great…

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Rocks in a Stream I will quietly resist

I Quietly Resist

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I quietly resist – my motto I’ve got my own moral compass to steer by A guiding star beats a spirit in the sky And all the preaching voices Empty vessels of dreams so loud As they move among the crowd Fools and thieves are well disguised In the temple and marketplace In the temple…

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Brandi Carlile – The Joke

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This is a powerful song about the current state of affairs in our country.  We will not give up.  We will continue to take a stand for the values we hold dear. Let ’em laugh while they can Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind I have been to the movies, I’ve seen…

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50 Best Protest Songs from Paste Magazine

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It’s been said that music can change the world. Some might denounce that as exaggeration, but at minimum, music does have the power to stir emotions and bring attention to worthy causes. Over the decades, protest songs have led the way, offering a powerful and passionate testimony to those suffering, while urging listeners to lend…

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The Art of Sensitive Conversations

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“During a conversation, it is better to have an understanding without words, than words without understanding.” – Amit Kalantri, Indian author (1988- ) The Art of Sensitive Conversations I’m not a native English speaker, but the idioms found in the language have fascinated me for many years. I mean, can you picture someone being as…

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Five teens who changed the world

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Too often, teens are lazily thought of as apathetic and self-centred. But a new generation of young activists has proved that many teenagers are, in fact, deeply concerned with social, political and environmental issues – and they’re fully prepared to do something about them. Chief among them is 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who has urged British…

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What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual? A Rational Answer

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I’m always fascinated by how others define spirituality and I love the thoughts of this author. The year 1745 wasn’t the best to be David Hume. This man, who many now consider to be the greatest philosopher to write in the English language, had over the years made enemies in the wrong places. In an epoch dominated by dogmatism, Hume was an outlier, and…

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The Dangers of American Complacency

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Americans are becoming more complacent. People socialize with similar folks on Facebook and get food delivered through Uber while sitting at home streaming Netflix. Folks medicate themselves more, keep to themselves and move less often. This isn’t the same restless America whose grit helped transform a British colony into a major superpower. Economist and blogger…

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Help Yourself: Our Expert Interview With Marianne Power

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There’s a reason why self-help is a multibillion-dollar industry. It offers a magical commodity – the shot at a better life. Read this, attend that, and before you know it, look! You’re poised, confident and successful. It’s a beguiling promise. But does it work? The British journalist Marianne Power decided to find out. Picking 12…

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