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It’s a remarkable piece of literature, and the moment it speaks to is climate change. So, for me, it’s a lodestone. It’s a mind-opening fiction, and it connects us all in a very positive way to the things that we have to do if we want to regain our planet. We’ve got lots and lots of trees where we live in Scotland. The time is ripe for a big novel that tells us as much about trees as Moby-Dick does about whales … The Overstory is that novel and it is very nearly a masterpiece ... Netsuke: The Japanese Art of Miniature Carving by Matthew Welch and Sharen Chappell: Near Fine Soft cover (1999) 1st Edition. Items related to Netsuke: The Japanese Art of Miniature Carving.
Prices for The Odyssey. A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer's "nimble gallop" and brings an ancient epic to new life.
The first great adventure story in the Western canon, the Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage, family, and identity; and about travelers, hospitality, and the changing meanings of home in a strange world. This vivid new poetic translation? The first ever by a woman? Matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer's sprightly pace. Eschewing showy poeticisms and high-flown rhetoric, Emily Wilson employs elemental, resonant language and a five-beat line to produce a translation with an enchanting "rhythm and rumble" that avoids proclaiming its own grandeur or importance.
UTS Library Catalogue. How to Remember What You Read. “I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Why is it that some people seem to be able to read a book once and remember every detail of it for life, while others struggle to recall even the title a few days after putting down a book? The answer is simple but not easy. It's not what they read. It's how they read. There is another difference between these two types of readers: The quantity of reading affects them differently. The more that active readers read, the better they get. Think back to the books you studied in school.
Having a deliberate strategy for anything we spend a lot of time on is a sensible approach. Awareness: A de Mello Spirituality Conference in His Own Words by Anthony de Mello. Notebook. Home page of NSW Humanists. Humanism - British Humanist Association. Throughout recorded history there have been non-religious people who have believed that this life is the only life we have, that the universe is a natural phenomenon with no supernatural side, and that we can live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity.
They have trusted to the scientific method, evidence, and reason to discover truths about the universe and have placed human welfare and happiness at the centre of their ethical decision making. Today, people who share these beliefs and values are called humanists and this combination of attitudes is called Humanism. Many millions of people in Britain share this way of living and of looking at the world, but many of them have not heard the word ‘humanist’ and don’t realise that it describes what they believe. Defining ‘Humanism’ Roughly speaking, the word humanist has come to mean someone who: Haruki Murakami. Quick FactsDate of Birth: January 12, 1949Place of Birth: Kyoto, JapanEducation: Waseda University, 1973 Biography: Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1949.
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Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: 15 Resolutions for 2015 from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds. By Maria Popova Enduring ideas for personal refinement from Seneca, Thoreau, Virginia Woolf, Carl Sagan, Alan Watts, Emerson, Bruce Lee, Maya Angelou, and more.
At the outset of each new year, humanity sets out to better itself as we resolve to eradicate our unhealthy habits and cultivate healthy ones. But while the most typical New Year’s resolutions tend to be about bodily health, the most meaningful ones aim at a deeper kind of health through the refinement of our mental, spiritual, and emotional habits — which often dictate our physical ones. In a testament to young Susan Sontag’s belief that rereading is an act of rebirth, I have revisited the timelessly rewarding ideas of great thinkers from the past two millennia to cull fifteen such higher-order resolutions for personal refinement.
No one has made a more compelling case for the bodily and spiritual value of walking — that basic, infinitely rewarding, yet presently endangered human activity — than Henry David Thoreau. Smith writes: