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Becoming – Freaky Thinkers Book Club January 2020 Pick

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Our book of the month over at the Freaky Thinker Book Club is Becoming by Michelle Obama. We took recommendations from members and then created a poll to select our read. This book has been on my list for a long time so I’m happy it was chosen for our January read.  It’s a long…

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Tracy Chapman’s cover of “Stand By Me” brought me to Tears

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I love this version of Stand By Me…  

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Barack Obama’s Favorite Book of 2018 Was ‘Becoming.’ Here’s What Else He Liked.

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I’ve been paying a lot more attention to books in general since starting the Freaky Thinkers Book Club on Facebook.  In particular, I am fascinated by those I admire and their interests.  Barack Obama is one that would definitely fit in that category for me.  While this post is from 2018, the books are still…

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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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