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Reading: 10% Human

I recently finished reading “10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness” by Alanna Collen. I have been keen to learn all I can about the human microbiome since developing a nasty case of eczema and food allergies as an adult. I have long suspected the antibiotics I took as a young woman (and the subsequent yeast infections) had something to do with what I’m experiencing now. In fact I…

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Olio – November 11, 2015

Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things Happy Veterans Day! Hats off to all who have served in the military. I found a nice history of Veterans Day at the VA’s website. Other interesting items I’ve found online recently include …. Raiders of the Lost Web, which discusses how websites can disappear (it’s easier than you might think) and how the Internet Archive is trying to save them 20 Quick Tips on Writing Great Blog Posts…

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YOCR #16 – The News: A User’s Manual

I wasn’t sure whether to count this book among my Year of Creative Reading, but decided I must when I realized it gave me an idea for a class I could create. Hey, if a book is that inspiring, surely it should count toward creative reading. I found this book quite by accident at the library. It’s called “The News: A User’s Manual” and was written by Alain de Botton. After looking through de Botton’s…

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Current Reading: Saving Capitalism

I follow economist Robert Reich on Facebook and appreciate the way he explains complicated financial topics. When he announced that his new book, “Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few”, was due to be released, I pre-ordered it from the library. When it arrived, I gobbled it up because Reich once again delivered complex subjects in his easy-to-understand style. The overall premise of the book, which should be obvious to anyone paying attention, is the…

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YOCR #15 – Think Like a Futurist … Like That!

I have a tendency to tandem read books. While I was reading “The Art of Non-Conformity,” I was also reading “Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next” by Cecily Sommers. Perhaps the funnest class I’ve taken part in as an adult was one from the Center for the Future of Museums that taught futurist thinking. I loved, loved, loved the analysis and imagination involved with this class and earned a…

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