From Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele

From Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude M. Steele

How easy it is to ignite human bias. Nothing special about the perpetrator or the victim is required. Ordinary human functioning–maintaining one’s self-esteem–is enough.

A snippet from every book I read so far in 2020

I used to post a lot of first lines and final lines, but have fallen off since last year. I’m finally accepting that– for me– attempting to update on preset days (see also Poetry Ptuesday, which doesn’t even alliterate for

Excerpt from Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

In 1908, A Harvard philosopher named Josiah Royce wrote a book with the title The Philosophy of Loyalty. Royce was not concerned with the trials of aging. But he was concerned with a puzzle that is fundamental to anyone contemplating

Starting Today: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I started this yesterday but I heard you can go on the internet and lie 😉   Here are the first lines:   “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. 1977, May 3, six thirty in the morning,

Final Lines Friday: Salt Houses by Hala Alyan

Earlier this week I finished Salt Houses, finally. Can y’all believe I started it at the end of March?! Nevertheless, here it is, the final lines:   “The song alights within Alia, a remembering akin to joy. Her mother’s garden,

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