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Read in Ned: Build a Better World with a Garden!

aspencat.info GardeningWhat can we do to make the world a better place? Luckily, there are many things we can do (and books we can read) to help us give back in a time of uncertainty and transition. One delicious and rewarding activity to undertake is planting a garden....by Celine Cooper
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Israeli literature is a favorite sub-genre

aspencat.info Israeli Literature Reading the works of Israeli authors provides a look into the lives of the people behind the stories we read in the news, how they got to where they are now, and where they would like the future to take them......by Susan Gerhart
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Contemplating a Possible Reality

aspencat.info Good Morning, Midnight by Lilly Brooks-Dalton Brooks-Dalton’s novel is an exploration of what the experience of being the last survivors of a devastated planet would be. She examines the idea of where to find meaning when one knows there is no society to share knowledge with and no foreseeable possibility of leaving a legacy for anyone.....by Roberta Brown-Jones
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Injustice in America

aspencat.info The DIVIDE: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi Taibbi was compelled to try to find answers to the question of how and why justice is administered so unequally in the United States....by Roberta Brown-Jones
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A temporary escape from reality

aspencat.info Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley and The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. Saddened by the state of the world these days, I began searching for something to read that would take me out of my bad frame of mind. I found a couple of perfect prospects...by Roberta Brown-Jones
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Let’s Get Lost

aspencat.info Rebecca Solnit’s 2005 book A Field Guide to Getting Lost and Howard Axelrod’s debut novel, The Point of Vanishing. The titles of Solnit’s book and Baker’s film have “getting lost” in common, a state of mind that can be both terrifying and exhilarating....by Tom Lambrecht
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Radical Self Love in the New Year

aspencat.info Daring Greatly, You are a Badass, and Presence With a new year fresh at our backs, it is a good time to reflect on things that are going well for us, as well as things we would like to improve upon...by Celine Cooper
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