What does it look like to be truly present?

Title

Daisies

Author

Oliver, Mary

Type

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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Title

Needle Biopsy

Author

Updike, John

Type

Reading

Overview

John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1932. He is the author of 22 novels (including the famous Rabbit series), fifteen books of short fiction, seven collections of…

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Title

The Woodcarver

Author

Tzu, Chuang

Type

Reading

Overview

Little is known about the life of Chuang Tzu, a renowned and influential Chinese Taoist philosopher who lived during the fourth century BCE. According to legend, he refused King Wei of Chou’s…

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Title

Action and Non-Action

Author

Tzu, Chuang

Type

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

Charitable Effort

Author

Addams, Jane

Type

Reading

Overview

In this essay from Democracy and Social Ethics, originally published in 1902, Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, focuses on the "the…

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