This was my bookclub’s choice last month. I was hesitant to tackle it because it is about the Spanish flu–a difficult read in the midst of our current pandemic. The author is Irish. She finished her novel just before our current pandemic began. It was published in July 2020. One of our bookclub members has
I watched an interview with award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa when her book came out. I was already familiar with her journalism; she often appears on major news broadcasts. I am very glad I decided to read her memoir. She is a great storyteller; her book is an intimate description of her life growing up as
I thought this was fun. Enjoy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDIoN-_Hxs).
If you are not on the mailing list, here is another offering from Theater of War Productions. I have attended several events; they have all been powerful. Poetry for the PandemicThursday, November 12, 20207:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST “An evening of readings and a dialogue among distinguished poets and young poets of tomorrow— a
A reminder that you can follow election results at the Upaya Institute and Zen Center tonight starting at 7:30 Mountain Time. Here’s more information on the event and registration details: https://mailchi.mp/upaya/october-27-2020-programs-highlights-1052590?e=5b3c0c9d30.
I watched this comedy on Netflix. Writer, director and star Radha Blank won the top directing prize at Sundance for her film. The headline from a Guardian Review (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/oct/11/the-40-year-old-version-review-radha-blank-sundance) calls the film “razor-sharp satire.” The reviewer goes on to report that, “It’s a sharply observed comment on the ways women of colour are encouraged to
I was introduced to the Upaya Zen Center on this blog. I have been inspired by many of their offerings. Natalie Goldberg has been a favorite author of mine for years. I thought this program, Sit, Walk, Write sounded like it might be of interest to some of you. Here are a few words from
Some of us have attended productions hosted by this group. I find it a very powerful way to frame important issues using the arts. Here’s a link to find out more, and, if interested, sign up for this upcoming performance/discussion: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/theater-of-war-for-frontline-medical-providers-msf-tickets-120424692497. Tickets are free. Theater of War Frontline MSFOctober 7, 20201pm-3pm (EDT) This event is
I was introduced to this book during an OnBeing interview with the author. The interview was very thought provoking and motivated me to read White Fragility. DiAngelo writes for a White audience. She is an experienced diversity workshop facilitator, and she and her colleagues work primarily with corporations and educational institutions. White Fragility is a
I found the photographs and article about this artist’s work very powerful and thought provoking: https://www.motherjones.com/recharge/2020/09/portraits-of-survival-covid-and-community-strength-through-an-artists-eyes/.