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Pen and Ink Doodle: MD in Blue

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Channeling the color blue

A Book to Read and Love: The Narrow Road to the Deep North By Richard Flanagan - Summary & Review

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A short summary of The Narrow Road to the Deep North: Living through the creation of the Thai-Burma Death Railway.

Questions I pondered while reading The Narrow Road to the Deep North: What happened to humanity during WWII?
Can we find peace after such a war?

My thoughts on The Narrow Road to the Deep North:
WWII was a truly dark time.
Why is it so easy to be abusive?
This story will stick with me forever.

A Book to Read and Love: Euphoria by Lily King - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Euphoria: Three anthropologists in New Guinea. Their studies, their triangle.


Questions I pondered while reading Euphoria: Should spouses compete with one another?
Do we view all cultures through the lens of our own?

My thoughts about Euphoria: I like my creature comforts too much to enjoy a study like this.
Why do people encourage your success if they are going to be jealous?
Can you ever understand a culture not your own?

Pen and Ink Doodle: Sun & Sea Mediation

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Enjoying a sunny day.
A meditation doodle of sea and sun on a sunshiny day.


Poems to Read and Love: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Milk and Honey Powerful poems about life and love.


Questions I pondered while reading Milk and Honey Does poetry have to rhyme to sing?
How would I talk about my relationships?

My thoughts on Milk and Honey Loved the thoughts.
Loved the aesthetics.
Loved the relate-ability.



A Book to Read and Love: Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Pretty Girls Dancing: Stopping a strict serial killer.

Questions I pondered while reading Pretty Girls Dancing:
Is it possible to fully recover from something like this?
Is obsession the driver of killers?
My thoughts about Pretty Girls Dancing: Much better than T.V.
A lot of different voices.
A lot of different backgrounds.

A Book to Read and Love: Path of Compassion by Thich Nhat Hanh - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Path of Compassion: The stories of Siddhartha.

Questions I pondered while reading Path of Compassion: How young is too young?
Does spirituality need to be so austere?

My thoughts about the Path of Compassion: Great read about the Buddha.
I have to eat more than once a day, I insist.
I admire people who can devote their lives to their spirituality.

A Book to Read and Love: Run the Risk by Scott Frost - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Run the Risk: A beauty queen's ecological protest blows up.

Questions I pondered while reading Run the Risk: How long can someone go without sleep?
How well can someone truly function with a concussion?
My thoughts about Run the Risk: Fun to read.
I wish I could get so much done is so little time.
Of course, it is over the top, that is what makes it fun.


A Book to Read and Love: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption - Laura Hillenbrand - Summary & Review

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A short summary of Unbroken: An athlete's survival through WWII and the Pacific Ocean.

Questions I pondered while reading Unbroken: Why does cruelty come so easily?
Why is forgiveness so hard?
My thoughts about Unbroken: WWII was just bad.
Where was everyone's compassion?
Take a moment to remember all the veterans of WWII.