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Namaste The Hard Way #BookReview

Namaste The Hard Way explores the bond between mothers and daughters. My mother used to chant in Sanskrit in her study before sunrise every morning. Though she died when I was 16—22 years ago—I always hear her voice that way. Off-key, but strangely hypnotic, the language both complicated and pure,…

Dying Made Easy (er)

Book Description of Dying Made Easy (er) Stories of American prowess in technology and medicine abound. And while these achievements have extended the lives of patients, they have not always extended the quality of those lives. As the older population in America skyrockets, more and more people who have received…

Small Simple Ways

Having spent a lot of time among Jesuits, I’m fascinated by Ignatian Spirituality. I’ve also followed Vanita’s writings on the Loyala Press website. This is why I jumped at the chance to read and review her book – Small Simple Ways Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual…

Kintsugi #BookReview

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. (Source: Wikipedia) The revitalised ceramic becomes a symbol of…

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