Hi dear! I miss you lots :) Here is an article that has been illuminating for me: http://www.philosophy.ru/library/pdf/234617.pdf
Also, I have a copy of this that I can send you off to Sarah Lawrence with. Good stuff.
Hello! I miss you too. Thinking of you lots :)
um, you would actually make it a goal to read the whole Bible. Personally…I enjoy learning about Biblical stories through other venues, like Art History. But maybe that’s because I’m not incredibly drawn to the stories themselves. Rather, I find how people respond to them or use them much more interesting…
thank you for the reading suggestions! They are some of the best I’ve recieved. If you want a suggestion…well, right now I am reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I’ve only just started, so I can’t quite yet vouch for the quality of the writing or research, but I’d say the topic itself is interesting enough for that to not matter so much. In a way, it’s a story about when science, medicine, and history intersect with ethics and social justice issues. A book along similar lines would be The Spirit Catches you and you Fall Down, by Annie Fadiman. It’s about a little Hmong girl, Lia, whose family immigrates to America. She develops severe epilepsy, and the book follows the struggle both her family and her American doctors undergo as they try to do the best for Lia across deep cultural and linguistic divides. I read it last summer and really, really loved it. (These are both nonfiction).
“He makes me want to light candles and visit Catholic churches and be a lost young man in Ireland :) ” Ugh, don’t we all want that? I am not especially religious and am not big on Christianity, but every time I’m in a Catholic Church I am so drawn to that atmosphere of deep, mysterious religiosity…hmm
By the way, for some of my followers, you should take a look at Folio79’s blog. This is my friend Ada, who is doing an internship in New Delhi for the summer, working on human rights - related law cases. She’s awesome, I love her, and you should love her too.