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International women’s Day

 

 

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Wild, Cheryl Strayed

 

If you’re one of the last people left who hasn’t picked up this book, which some have claimed is one of those rare life-changing memoirs, reading Strayed’s story of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail alone in an attempt to get over her grief and addiction is every bit as meaningful an experience as you’ve heard.

 

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Buck, MK Asante

 

A powerful memoir of survival after things fall apart. The Zimbabwe-born poet’s story of coming of age in North Philadelphia with his father gone, his mother committed to a mental hospital, and his brother in jail, will help you realize that — even against the toughest of odds — you can make it.

 

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And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini

 

Khaled Hosseini is one of the world’s great storytellers, and his latest work is full of love, war, birth, death, and reflections on the impact certain decisions can have on the future.

 

 

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Borges: Selected Non-FictionsJorge Luis Borges

 

Obviously read his fiction, but there is so much wisdom to be taken from Borges’ nonfiction that as soon as you start reading it, you realize how much more you still have to learn about the world.

 

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The Tenants of Moonbloom, Edward Lewis Wallant

 

In this overlooked classic from the middle of the 20th century, we watch as Moonbloom grows from an awkward and isolated middleman collecting rent from his brother’s crummy apartments into a fuller, better person. Uplifting and page-for-page perfect; you should really seek out The Tenants of Moonbloom.

 

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Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman

 

Who hasn’t felt inspired by Whitman’s — and possibly America’s — greatest poetry collection? A meditation on what is, but more importantly, what could be. Spend your day with this if you’re looking to recharge.

 

 

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Essays, Henry David Thoreau

 

This collection of Thoreau’s most famous essays on solitary soul searching and self-discovery in the Massachusetts woods is the perfect type of thing to read if you are looking to step outside your own comfort zone.

 

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The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass

 

Very few life stories showcase the overcoming of adversity and oppression to quite the same extent as this autobiography of one of America’s most inspirational figures.

 

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The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein

 

For those in search of something a little lighter, we’d suggest reading (or re-reading) this one, and remembering that Shel Silverstein really just wanted to make all of us — including kids — better people.

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the quotidian to the completely outlandish. Here are some particularly interesting ideas.

 

 

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A car

 

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A boat

 

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Your plumbing

 

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That sarcophagus you just happen to have hanging about in the garage*

 

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* Just kidding: it’s from SkyMall, because of course it is

 

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A staircase

 

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An old ladder

 

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… and your, um, TARDIS

 

Bonus: it’s bigger on the inside.

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Dream homes in nature

transylvanialand:Cotswold Lavender by Andrew Lockie on Flickr.

dreaming-of-rain:xxoldchum:Oswald’s Mill - Mill tourysvoice:| ♕ |  Meadow house near Melrose Abbey, Scotland  | by © Sonja Pieper http://www.home-designing.com/2012/02/eero-saarinen%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cmiller-residence%E2%80%9D

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To Change the World

Reflections

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The Irish Coastline

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In Ireland, the ocean is everywhere.

Sometimes hiding in the mist…

History hangs heavy in the ocean air, like breath moistened by a story.

In rough weather…

Or calm…

Whether watching intently…

Or only vaguely aware of it…

You can still smell the salt in the air…like a ghost.

You can feel it like a heartbeat…

And hear it like a lullabye…

Copyright 2012 text and photographs Naomi Baltuck

NaomiPHOTO1-300ppi51kAqFGEesL._SY300_NAOMI BALTUCK ~ is a Contributing Editor and Resident Storyteller here410xuqmD74L._SY300_ at Bardo. She is a world-traveler and an award-winning writer, photographer, and story-teller whose works of fiction and nonfiction are available through Amazon HERE. Naomi presents her wonderful photo-stories – always interesting and rich with meaning and humor – at Writing Between the Lines, Life from the Writer’s POV. She also conducts workshops such as Peace Porridge (multicultural stories to promote cooperation, goodwill, and peaceful coexistence), Whispers in…

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An August night

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August Night

EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Focal length: 15mm, 2.5 sec, f/3.5, ISO 1600, White Balance: Auto

An August night

Ocean, moon, stars and rain……… its hard not to feel poetic. Last night I witnessed a much more splendid view than ISO 1600 could capture. You can see rain pouring down in the centre of the image, along the horizon. I have witnessed such isolated rain showers only at sea.

Shot in Atlantic Ocean, off Bermuda Islands.

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