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Mr. North - Callie Hart My Review - 4 stars Play chess with a hermit billionaire for $6000 a week? This premise intrigued me from the start. Raphael is a wounded and mysterious man, a tortured soul, even as his philanthropy is changing lives for the better. I wanted to... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Leigh Kramer
Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash A couple of weeks ago I asked people on Facebook and Twitter to submit their questions about the Enneagram. Read part 1 and part 2. If you're not familiar with the Enneagram, read my overview post. I actually have wondered about the overlap between... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Leigh Kramer
Photo by Chris Knight on Unsplash A couple of weeks ago I asked people on Facebook and Twitter to submit their questions about the Enneagram. Part 1 ran yesterday. If you're not familiar with the Enneagram, read my overview post. I often hear people say “I’m a # and super... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Leigh Kramer
Thanks for sharing about your experience of typing yourself. It's always interesting to hear about what helps someone figure it out.
That is helpful feedback! Thank you for letting me know about your experience with the test and chapter.
Photo by Diego PH on Unsplash A couple of weeks ago I asked people on Facebook and Twitter to submit their questions about the Enneagram. It's been a while since I've written about my favorite personality system and I was curious about what people wanted to know. The questions were... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Leigh Kramer
We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter - Celeste Headlee My Review - 5 Stars Celeste Headlee believes conversation can change the world and after reading her book We Need To Talk, I heartily agree. Good conversations increase our empathy and they help us consider other points... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Nobu: A Memoir - Nobu Matsuhisa My Review - 3 Stars While this is being billed as a food memoir, I feel it is more of an autobiography and a spare one at that. Matsuhisa gives us a fairy straightforward account of his life, starting with his childhood and on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
I shared on my personal FB page about the knife making books and my cousin told me he actually plans on learning how to do it! I was gobsmacked. It is indeed a real thing and now we both know.
Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate your faithful commenting and linking up. :) I think you'll really enjoy The Hate U Give. It's incredibly powerful and I'm so glad I read it just as I finished The New Jim Crow.
So glad to hear it!
David Whyte's poetry is just everything. Happy reading!
Glad to have you here, Barbara! I hope you can find a Little Free Library in your area soon...or start one yourself!
I liked the ending of Lost Book of the Grail. The mystery wasn't quite what I expected- it seemed an abrupt end- but at the same time, I thought it tied things up nicely. Hope you enjoy reading Turtles and The Hate U Give! And thank you for the kind words about the linkup.
Thanks for being a part of it, Linda!
It is wonderful! I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you, Michele! So glad you're a part of it.
Fall has fell in the Twin Cities and it's been glorious. The changing colors of the leaves repeatedly lured me outside to go on walks and take billions of pictures. I'm not happy it snowed a few days ago (TOO SOON) but I'm glad we had a few weeks of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Thank you, Michele! I agree.
Book Of The Month offered John Green's new novel Turtles All The Way Down as a bonus selection in October. (You can get the book free if you join BOTM this month.) Since I had a book credit, I wasted no time in adding it to my order. I loved... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
I'm sure I thought about this in my 20s but more as a hypothetical. For instance, I would have been around 27 or 28 when I met the hospice patient whose granddaughter adopted her child as a single woman. I definitely thought about whether I'd want to do the same thing. Funny that your career is in birth work, whereas mine used to be in end of life care. We had/have different things on our minds! Given what you know professionally, it makes complete sense you'd be considering this from a practical standpoint and thereby potentially moving up the timeline. And it makes complete sense- and it's really healthy- to grieve your original plan. I think that's what trips me up the most often: realizing I'm not anywhere close to where I thought I'd be at this point in my life. My life is good in so many ways and I've had a ton of experiences I wouldn't have had if I'd gotten married and had kids back in the day. And there is still plenty of hope and possibility for the coming days, even if that too looks different. But the heart still wants what it wants and allowing myself to grieve those old dreams is really the only way to move forward and see all the hope and possibility still ahead. I hope you can find more safe spaces to discuss your plans in the coming years. I wish this was a more common conversation in general! It's so helpful to know we're not alone.
Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash It's possible this question came up at some point in my 20s. I clearly recall a couple of conversations around it in my early 30s. I've lost track of how many times the question has come up in the past year or two as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Leigh Kramer
Thanks, lady! Some day we need to go on a bookstore tour together.