“One becomes a writer by writing. It is a yoga.”

How is writing a yoga?  One is about emptying yourself out; stilling the mind.  The other is about filling your head up with story and … Read More ›

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The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell My rating: 4 of 5 stars As soon as I put down Cloud Atlas, I picked up this book. … Read More ›

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Book review: The Scent of Jasmine, by Anan Ameri

The Scent of Jasmine: Coming of Age in Jerusalem and Damascus by Anan Ameri My rating: 5 of 5 stars Anan Ameri is a prominent … Read More ›

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The Buddha’s Life

“History” is a relative term when it comes to Siddhartha’s story. Scholars agree he was a real person, and legends agree on some aspects of his … Read More ›

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After the Wind

<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23140244-after-the-wind” style=”float: left; padding-right: 20px”><img border=”0″ alt=”After the Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy—One Survivor’s Story” src=”https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1409619215m/23140244.jpg” /></a><a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23140244-after-the-wind”>After the Wind: 1996 Everest Tragedy—One Survivor’s Story</a> … Read More ›

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Images of Siddhartha

We’re accustomed to see images of the Buddha from China and Japan, in which he is portrayed with more East Asian than South Asian features. … Read More ›

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