A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

I had a decent rotation going for my posts to make sure I covered all my interests for a while there, but now life has intervened. Nothing bad, just busy and hard to keep track and I made a plan to not let things get crazy so I'm letting it go. It's actually kinda funny... Continue Reading →

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson

I first heard of Temple Grandin because of the 2010 movie of her life. It was amazing to watch the changes she made in the cattle industry captured within the movie. Don't get me wrong, the movie involves a lot more than her innovation when it tells her life story, but that part of it... Continue Reading →

Inspired by kids books

I loved reading bedtime stories to my son when he was really little. We fell off it for a long while when he was old enough to read on his own, though. As mentioned a few days ago, we recently started reading at the dinner table instead. It's had me thinking about some of his... Continue Reading →

Luke 9

For the text of Luke 9, click here. The chapter opens with Jesus sending out the twelve apostles with "power and authority" as was recounted in Matthew 10 and Mark 6. Jesus is mostly quoted the same, though Matthew is a little more wordy as usual and some of the intention does get a little... Continue Reading →

Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala

Honestly, I was fairly mesmerized by Deraniyagala's story. Like so many others, I can't imagine what she went through and continues to go through. It's a difficult book to review beyond saying that she writes beautifully and candidly and is absolutely mesmerizing. On the one hand, I appreciate all the little details that cry out... Continue Reading →

Illustrated Harry Potter 1-4

For the first time in his young life, I've been able to really read with my son. It took a while to get him to the place where he wasn't dreading the experience and I tend to give up after a chapter or two if he does, but then lockdown.... I'm kidding, it wasn't lockdown... Continue Reading →

Luke 8

As National Poetry Month has ended, we return to the Book of Luke for our look at the Bible. As mentioned before, this is a study that I'm doing for two reasons. First, I've never read through the whole Bible before and figure it's a good idea as a Christian in general to understand it... Continue Reading →

Books for the Resistance

I saw today that UN Women posted "A Woman's Place is in the Resistance" on Instagram and it just set my mind reeling. Of course, a woman's place is definitely in the Resistance, but I hadn't originally planned on posting on it. Then I became a little obsessed and here we are. First of all,... Continue Reading →

Books on the Asanas

Knowing what's going on in a pose is still a work in progress for me. Though I learned to queue the typical poses used in a yoga practice and can sequence fairly well, I still struggle with remembering all the exact benefits of the asanas, the Sanskrit names, and the contraindications. I've never taken anatomy... Continue Reading →

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