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People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks

On The Cover: Hanna Heath, an Australian rare book expert, has been offered the job of a lifetime: analysis and conservation of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, rescued from Serb shelling during the Bosnian war. 774 more words

Book Reviews

Some things float.

Wasn’t the calcified certainty of religion the very thing Jesus objected to most? That certainty was both misplaced and used as authoritarian cudgel.

Certainty makes faith dangerous.

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DBT: When Does Talk Become Therapy? (Shop Talk #9)

Can a conversation save your life?

I recently met a therapist who practices dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).  She and her team work with clients who may struggle with a number of issues including… 382 more words


Decentered. As in “not the crux of all things.”

A place for everything and everything in its place

I’ve put a recurring early-morning block on my calendar titled “Decenter.” The block or early morning quiet and focus has actually been on my calendar for decades, but I’ve recently retitled it based on a cue from Merold Westphal, a philosopher who teaches at Fordham University. 230 more words


I completely disagree. Are we still friends?

How a small group helps you listen better

Say you are in a small group. Maybe you are part of a knitting guild. Maybe a book club. 202 more words