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The Benefits of Complex Mindsets

In a 2015 commentary in Education Week, Carol Dweck acknowledges that she and her colleagues may have oversimplified “growth mindset” and ignored the mixtures of mindset in all of  us: 908 more words


- Hermann Hesse

If I know what love is, it is because of you.


Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

4/5 Stars. Pretty quick read.

As usual with my experience of Hesse’s work, the plot lines and actual “action” seem relatively simple (as with Demian), but there is profound self-discovery, an internal “action,” which I think Hesse has a wonderful ability to describe. 232 more words

Book Review


With all the bûches de Noël I saw, made and ate last month, I almost forgot we Germans have a `log` cake as well: Baumkuchen… 617 more words



My Pillow gazes upon me at night
Empty as a gravestone;
I never thought it would be so bitter
To be alone,
Not to lie down asleep in your hair. 93 more words


"Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree."

Collector Jochen Raiss gathered hundreds of vintage photos of women lounging in trees and recently published them in a comprehensive coffee table book called Frauen auf Baumen  264 more words