2008-04-09

scraps-2008.03.23-29

SCRAPs (Saved Copies of Reports, Analyses & Presentations)

+ For speed and consistency, all SCRAPs were saved to disk using the ScrapBook extension for the Firefox web browser.
+ Time of saving to disk precedes each web page's title; format YYYYMMDDHHMMSS
+ Timestamps are all in ICT (IndoChina Time, UTC/GMT+7) timezone.
+ Copies of original reports saved to disk available upon request.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read "My Stroke of Insight" in one sitting - I couldn't put it down. I laughed. I cried. It was a fantastic book (I heard it's a NYTimes Bestseller and I can see why!), but I also think it will be the start of a new, transformative Movement! No one wants to have a stroke as Jill Bolte Taylor did, but her experience can teach us all how to live better lives. Her TED.com speech was one of the most incredibly moving, stimulating, wonderful videos I've ever seen. Her Oprah Soul Series interviews were fascinating. They should make a movie of her life so everyone sees it. This is the Real Deal and gives me hope for humanity.

AD Marshall said...

Thanks for adding some interesting extensions to that entry, especially for the lead to Bolte's book.

Her vidi at TED.com, astounded and deeply impressed me with its suggestions of practical means for waking up a whole lot more of humanity to how to live much more psychologically satisfying lives and mutually benefit both themselves and rest of this world.

Les said...

Thanks to this..This is a lot!

Nina@Ramonage 4 Saisons said...

My Stroke of Insight : I closed this book today with such a sense of relief. This is, in essence, a self help book marked by the author's inflated (with due reason, I know) sense of self and a few interesting tidbits about brain chemistry.

Let's get a few things straight:
1. I love reading about the brain.
2. I was really, really wanting to love this book.
3. I, like the author, believe that--in most cases--happiness and peacefulness can be choices for every person and that our brain can become wired to react more positively to the world.

What I didn't like was the author's tone/attitude, her need to italicize the word "one" whenever she used it (as in, "I was _one_ with the universe," a sentiment repeated seventy-six times each chapter), and the way she skimmed over information about the brain as if she were approaching third graders.

Maybe I'll have more to stay about this book once I have a book club meeting about it in a couple of weeks. Or else I'll just put it out of my head forever and sell my copy online.

Here's what I wrote a few days ago:

I'm halfway through and the woman is driving me batty. Batty, I say...

I hope to change my mind, especially since I brought this up as a book club suggestion and now at least five other people are reading it because of me!