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Georg Feuerstein

Ultimately, there can be no complete healing until we have restored our primal trust in life.

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Georg Feuerstein

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

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Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Jules Feiffer

Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.

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Jules Feiffer

Walt Whitman

Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

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Walt Whitman

April 21, 2017

We had a really nice weekend celebrating Easter and Tom’s birthday. On Friday night, after a very busy week, I realized I had not made a menu or any plan for the holiday dinner, beyond the idea that we were going to have lamb. So I sat down with my laptop with a new idea for organizing this. I searched online for the recipes that are in the cookbooks I own and cut and pasted them into an email. Then I went through those, and through the magic of cutting and pasting, which I am old enough to recognize to still be amazing, I made a menu, a shopping list, and a list of what I wanted to make and in what order.

Books for a Better Life Awards 2016

The New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society has announced the winners of the 21st Annual Books for a Better Life Awards during a ceremony at The TimesCenter in Manhattan on April 17, 2017.

Sara Paretsky, author of Fallout: A V.I. Warshawski Novel

To her parents, she's Victoria Iphigenia. To her friends, she's Vic. But to clients seeking her talents as a detective, she's V.I. And her new case will lead her from her native Chicago and into Kansas, on the trail of a vanished film student and a faded Hollywood star. Accompanied by her dog, V.I. tracks her quarry through a university town, across fields where missile silos once flourished --- and into a past riven by long-simmering racial tensions, a past that holds the key to the crimes of the present. But as the mysteries stack up, so does the body count.

Alec Baldwin, author of Nevertheless: A Memoir

In NEVERTHELESS, Alec Baldwin transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private.

David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances.

Anita Shreve, author of The Stars Are Fire

In October 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace Holland is left alone to protect her two toddlers when her husband, Gene, joins the volunteer firefighters. Along with her best friend, Rosie, and Rosie's two young children, Grace watches helplessly as their houses burn to the ground, the flames finally forcing them all into the ocean as a last resort.