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Intelligent Disobedience – Learning From Guide Dogs

In Ira Chaleff’s 2015 book Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told To Do Is Wrong, ‘intelligent disobedience’ in guide dogs is a metaphor for an important but often overlooked behavior pattern for humans. A guide dog trainer told … Continue reading

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Figuring Out What’s Most Important

In his best-selling posthumous memoir When Breath Becomes Air, 37-year old neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi reflected on how his battle with lung cancer led him on a search for priorities and values. When a terminal diagnosis gave him a year or two … Continue reading

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2015 Books On Overcoming Terrorism and Political Gridlock

Two religious books of 2015 address American’s deepest fears and anxieties: terrorism and political gridlock. In Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence, Britain’s former chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks offers an in-depth historical, philosophical and theological argument against religious extremism and … Continue reading

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2014 Best Books

My goal is to read a book a week, but don’t always make it. It took a month last summer to get through Moby Dick, one of my book club’s choices.   It was worth it! I also try to read … Continue reading

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On Giving Smart

‘Tis the season to be giving.   Everyday now our household receives appeals by mail, phone, and email urging us to contribute to a variety of worthy causes.   And coming soon, the Salvation Army Bell Ringers, for whom we always have … Continue reading

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‘Twas a Lightning McQueen Christmas

Reflections on Speak the Truth and Point to Hope: the leader’s journey to maturity By Lisa J. Marshall, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 2004, 246 pages We enjoyed Christmas at our home this year with Luke – our 4-year old … Continue reading

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