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My Feet "There are so many things that can provide us with peace. Next time you take a shower or a bath, I suggest you hold your big toes in mindfulness. We pay attention to everything except our toes. When…
Empathy and Reading Since 2008, Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin of the School of Life in London have been suggesting books to clients to alleviate various conditions. They wrote about this service, which they call bib…
Ursula Le Guin, An Appreciation Writer Ursula Le Guin died on January 22, 2018; she was 88. She believed that the imagination is "the single most useful tool humankind possesses." She certainly proved that to be true, turning the …
Repurposing Fiction in Business School In 1990, we read and reviewed The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination by Robert Coles, a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at Harvard, who had pioneered a new class at H…
An Elder Hero for the Ages Writer Milan Kundera is convinced that the modern era — and with it, the novel — began with The Adventures of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, which was published in 1605. It revolves around …
John Irving on Fear In an interview with NPR about his latest novel Avenue of Mysteries, John Irving states: "I've always written about what I fear. Maybe the most autobiographical element in my novels is that they're …