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Feminine Rage Book Recommendations 2

The Handmaid’s Tale From Amazon… In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is…

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Tracy Chapman’s cover of “Stand By Me” brought me to Tears

I love this version of Stand By Me…  

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Barack Obama’s Favorite Book of 2018 Was ‘Becoming.’ Here’s What Else He Liked.

I’ve been paying a lot more attention to books in general since starting the Freaky Thinkers Book Club on Facebook.  In particular, I am fascinated by those I admire and their interests.  Barack Obama is one that would definitely fit in that category for me.  While this post is from…

Rocks in a Stream I will quietly resist

I Quietly Resist

I quietly resist – my motto I’ve got my own moral compass to steer by A guiding star beats a spirit in the sky And all the preaching voices Empty vessels of dreams so loud As they move among the crowd Fools and thieves are well disguised In the temple…


Brandi Carlile – The Joke

This is a powerful song about the current state of affairs in our country.  We will not give up.  We will continue to take a stand for the values we hold dear. Let ’em laugh while they can Let ’em spin, let ’em scatter in the wind I have been…

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50 Best Protest Songs from Paste Magazine

It’s been said that music can change the world. Some might denounce that as exaggeration, but at minimum, music does have the power to stir emotions and bring attention to worthy causes. Over the decades, protest songs have led the way, offering a powerful and passionate testimony to those suffering,…

Women conversing

The Art of Sensitive Conversations

“During a conversation, it is better to have an understanding without words, than words without understanding.” – Amit Kalantri, Indian author (1988- ) The Art of Sensitive Conversations I’m not a native English speaker, but the idioms found in the language have fascinated me for many years. I mean, can…

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Five teens who changed the world

Too often, teens are lazily thought of as apathetic and self-centred. But a new generation of young activists has proved that many teenagers are, in fact, deeply concerned with social, political and environmental issues – and they’re fully prepared to do something about them. Chief among them is 16-year-old environmental activist…


What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual? A Rational Answer

I’m always fascinated by how others define spirituality and I love the thoughts of this author. The year 1745 wasn’t the best to be David Hume. This man, who many now consider to be the greatest philosopher to write in the English language, had over the years made enemies in the wrong places. In an epoch…

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The Dangers of American Complacency

Americans are becoming more complacent. People socialize with similar folks on Facebook and get food delivered through Uber while sitting at home streaming Netflix. Folks medicate themselves more, keep to themselves and move less often. This isn’t the same restless America whose grit helped transform a British colony into a…

Recommended Books

Help Yourself: Our Expert Interview With Marianne Power

There’s a reason why self-help is a multibillion-dollar industry. It offers a magical commodity – the shot at a better life. Read this, attend that, and before you know it, look! You’re poised, confident and successful. It’s a beguiling promise. But does it work? The British journalist Marianne Power decided…

Successful Woman

Success Magazine

I think SUCCESS magazine has some amazing articles that really bring clarity around living a better life.  Awareness is always the key. “In every issue of SUCCESS magazine we will strive to bring you the thought leaders and success experts, both past and present, and reveal their key ideas and…