Category Archives: Reading

  1. The Twenty Percent Challenge

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    August 30, 2017 by Jean

    Recently, I have been reading The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living (Island Press 2012). …
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  2. Empathy Bridges and Empathy Walls

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    February 24, 2017 by Jean

    When I was formulating a way to move forward after the November election (see Moving Forward), one of the tasks …
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  3. American Nations

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    November 7, 2016 by Jean

    I recently finished reading Colin Woodard’s American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America (Penguin …
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  4. Summer Reading

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    July 10, 2016 by Jean

    It is possible that I have spent most of the waking hours of my life reading. I started reading early: …
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  5. What Does It Mean to Be Rich?

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    April 11, 2016 by Jean

    I’ve been kept away from blogging recently by the intense rehearsal schedule leading up to my Beethoven concert. Even though …
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  6. Who Benefits? A Proposal for Congressional Salaries

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    March 24, 2016 by Jean

    Recently, I have been reading Joseph E. Stiglitz’s The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them …
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  7. The Virtues of Aging

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    December 1, 2015 by Jean

    Recently, I read Jimmy Carter’s book, The Virtues of Aging (Ballantine, 1998), written when Carter was in his mid-seventies. He …
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