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Chris Abani On humanity

Chris Abani tells stories of people: People standing up to soldiers. People being compassionate. People being human and reclaiming their humanity. It’s “ubuntu,” he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.

Compassion

Can the brain repair itself?

BY: SOPHIA VOUMAKIS

When I suffered my traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2011, I believed that the cells in my brain which had been damaged were irreparable.  579 more words

Awareness

More Ways to Increase Productivity

In one of my recent posts I shared a TED talk by Shawn Achor which suggested that happiness increases productivity. I just watched two more TED talks on increasing productivity kinda themes, of which one want to share here (video embedded below). 166 more words

TED Talks

How Self-Driving (aka Driverless) Cars Work and Why Speed Racer Would Approve

Over the last couple years, I’ve seen Google’s Self-Driving Cars in action probably a hundred times.

Initially, as someone fascinated and passionate about technology that changes the world, I was excited, but the first time I got close to a self-driving car on the road was when I could see it approaching me from behind as I sat stopped at a traffic light. 793 more words

Autos

We Should All Be Feminists (Adichie)

I like the idea of publishing the text of TED talks, though I’m sure not everyone speaks or writes as well as Adichie. Her initial one – “The Danger of a Single Story” ( 232 more words

Non-fiction (essays)

Seeing our Giants (1 Sam 17:32-49)

(Sermon preached at Memorial United Methodist Church, Fernandina Beach, FL on June 28, 2015)
1 Samuel 17:32-49

There are few stories as ingrained in our culture as that of David and Goliath. 1,960 more words

Church