• Fishing Before You Know How to Fish Dec 7-- "Through the pines and the one maple I hear her.

    I shouldn't have gone fishing if I didn't know how to fish.

    I shouldn't have gone fishing if I didn't know how to fish."
    Author and activist Courtney Martin shares more in this lovely poem on life, love and our human unpreparedness. ...

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  • I Practice Philosophy as Art Dec 6-- "If we want to understand what kind of society we live in, we have to comprehend what information is. Information has very little currency. It lacks temporal stability, since it lives off the excitement of surprise. Due to its temporal instability, it fragments perception. It throws us into a continuous frenzy of topicality. Hence its impossible to linger on information. ...

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  • The Middle of Somewhere Dec 5-- At Elizabeth Sproul Ross's Shenandoah Valley farm, "she invites artists and art students to share her rustic studio for weeklong retreats. Her roots here reach back to the 1700s, when Scots-Irish ancestors settled this land. Now paintbrushes replace plows, as it's become a getaway from city life for those seeking new skills. And with each group, this spry 70-plus-year-old still ...

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  • The Entangled Activist Dec 4-- "An angry activist isn't easy to listen to, and for years I made dinner table conversation unbearable. Like many other progressive activists I would preach tolerance of all diversity...except for those with whom I disagreed. And people felt that judgment, reacting against the person who made them feel bad: me, 'the activist.' Students of sociology and political psychology know that ...

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  • You Don't Know What Your Future Self Wants Dec 3-- "'You are constantly becoming a new person,' says journalist Shankar Vendantam. In a talk full of beautiful storytelling, he explains the profound impact of something he calls the "illusion of continuity" -- the belief that our future selves will share the same views, perspectives and hopes as our current selves -- and shows how we can more proactively craft the ...

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  • The Queen of Basketball Dec 2-- This amazing film, winner of the 2022 Academy Award for Best Documentary (short subject), shares the story of Lusia "Lucy" Harris, a pioneer of women's basketball. Harris talks of her love of basketball from childhood with her characteristic good humor and humility. Criticized for her height, basketball helped her to view that as an asset. She led her college team ...

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