Wooden Heart

Passion, Pay and Payoff

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“[W]hat you love might make a better hobby than a career path.” ~ Kyle Chayka Have you fallen into the trap of thinking that you aren’t really pursuing your passion unless you are getting paid? In today’s online Pacific Standard, Kyle Chayka explores the question of whether doing what we love has to occur nine to five: “It’s a mistake to assume that …

Roman Krznaric

New TEDx Talk by Roman Krznaric on Empathy

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“Empathy is the art of stepping into the shoes of another person and looking at the world from their perspective. It’s about understanding the thoughts, the feelings, the ideas and experiences that make up their view of the world. It’s about understanding where another person is really coming from.” ~ Roman Krznaric Roman Krznaric’s new TEDx Talk, “How To Start an …

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Something There Is that Doesn’t Love a Wall

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A post today in The Chronicle of Higher Education about using open textbooks is timely, as I’m experimenting this term with having no required textbooks for a humanities class and relying instead on public domain literature and online articles. The course is designed to introduce the purpose and scope of the humanities to a population of engineering, nursing, and business majors. Contrary to …

New Oscar Cover

Oscar’s Gift on Sale through February

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From now through the end of February, in honor of Black History Month, the paperback version of Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux is $4.09 at Amazon (or get the Kindle ebook for $2.99). “Oscar’s Gift is a fine and much recommended pick for community library youth fiction collections.” ~ Midwest Book Review “Lisa Rivero, a native of the Rosebud country, expertly …

Jan. 26, 1934, Harriet E. Whitcher

Women’s Receipt Books

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In today’s entry from The Great Plains Diaries of Harriet E. Whitcher, Hattie mentions working on her receipt-books: 1934, January 26, Friday Partly cloudy but warm, 58 above in p.m. Ben Clausen came to his traps this a.m. but not here to-day, was here yesterday but no stay. I just worked at receipt-books, for Will got a composition book in …