How do we become wise?

Title

Daisies

Author

Oliver, Mary

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Reading

Overview

The winner of many literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, Mary Oliver (b. 1935) is a popular American poet whose lyric poems contemplate the beauty of nature and the place of human beings in…

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Action and Non-Action

Author

Tzu, Chuang

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Reading

Overview

Chuang Tzu was a Chinese Taoist philosopher of the fourth century BCE.  He was the author of the compilation of writings known as the "Chuang-Tzu," from which "Action and…

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Title

The Lamb and the Pinecone

Author

Neruda, Pablo

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Reading

Overview

Pablo Neruda was a Chilean poet who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971 and was active in political and social causes. "The Lamb and the Pinecone" comes from an interview with Robert…

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On Being A Cripple

Author

Mairs, Nancy

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Reading

Overview

Nancy Mairs was born in Long Beach, California in 1943 and raised in Massachusetts, near Boston. An acclaimed personal essayist, Mairs writes with candor and humor about her experiences as a woman,…

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Part II

Author

Franklin, Benjamin

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Reading

Overview

Benjamin Franklin was one of the great statesmen of the American Revolution. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence, served as our first ambassador to France, and was critical in forging the…

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