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Living Buddha, Living Christ

For this month we are reading Living Buddha Living Christ by Thich Nhat Nanh. It is supposed to be very good, and since we haven’t read any philosophy in a long time, this should be good. We did not decide … Continue reading

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On letter writing

Debra sent this beautiful essay to me, so I thought I would share it. It echoes much of what I feel about the art of letter writing, and of course, it is related to the book we are reading for … Continue reading

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Silence, by Shusaku Endo

For this month we are reading the classic modern Japanese novel, Silence, by Shusaku Endo. It comes highly recommended. Here is the description from Amazon. Seventeenth-century Japan: Two Portuguese Jesuit priests travel to a country hostile to their religion, where … Continue reading

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Reminder: Meeting tomorrow

We are meeting Tuesday evening, April 26, 8:30 pm at my house in Provo. Bring a treat to share if you like. I have some nice ginger tea I just brought back from Taiwan. Hope to see you all.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

For this month we are reading Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being. We will meet again on Tuesday, April 26, 8:30 pm, at my house in Provo. Here is the summary from Amazon: In The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan … Continue reading

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Meeting time change: Tuesday, January 12

We will be meeting to discuss A Monster Calls, among other things, next Tuesday, January 12, 8:30 pm at Anja’s house in Salt Lake City. We are moving it up because my brother Josh, who was one of the original founders … Continue reading

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Reading good literature helps develop empathy for others

Here is a nice blog post by my colleague in the College of Humanities on the ability for literary fiction to help readers develop empathy for others. Read the comments as well. http://humanitiescenter.byu.edu/the-capacity-of-literature-to-develop-empathy/

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