Category Archives: developing relationships

Daniel C. Dennett: How to Criticize with Kindness

Originally posted on Vox Populi:
How to compose a successful critical commentary: You should attempt to re-express your target’s position so clearly, vividly, and fairly that your target says, “Thanks, I wish I’d thought of putting it that way.” You…

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Rosie Thomas Keeping Things Real With Sufjan

  Her songs are simple and childlike, and she is obviously on a subversive mission to hang on to that young spirit that fills them for as long as possible. I hope she is successful and I get a chance … Continue reading

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Video: How to be Alone

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A video by fiimmaker Andrea Dorfman and poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis. Davis wrote the poem and performed in the video which Dorfman directed, shot, animated by hand and edited. The video was shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia.…

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Video: The Power of Empathy — a quick animated clip that can make you a better person

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This animated clip features Dr. Brené Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, providing some quick insights into the difference between sympathy and empathy, and explaining why empathy…

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The Best Places Fill You Up and Let You Go: A Note to Generations and The Community Around It

I am in Transition from preschool work into a career in physical therapy. Yesterday I said good-bye to the best job I have ever had and my favorite educational community. So many people impacted my life as a teacher, and … Continue reading

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Present-Tense Anthropology™

Originally posted on synthetic zerø:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w2BfJKRpJR8/UpermRNc92I/AAAAAAAABJw/KirXDcGGG4s/s1600/ARMCHAIR+IMGP0185+crop.jpg “It isn’t revolutionaries and terrorist who make the nuclear power plants melt of blow their tops, or the electricity grids crash, or the automated trading systems go all higgeldy-piggeldy and write their billions down…

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Fifty Shades of Hell

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It … Continue reading

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