The War for Kindness

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Book Review Empathy is the most essential quality of civilization. Roger Ebert This book, The War for Kindness by Jamil Zaki, is about that quality. It is also about another similarly elusive quality, kindness. And it is about the emerging science that roots them. It’s about how to grow these emotional “muscles,” through community building, art, and unlikely friendships.  The book …

7 Books About Death and Dying

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We are all in a state of general overwhelm today, bombarded by statistics about the COVID-19 pandemic, rising infection rates around the country. The information is intended to keep us engaged and informed, but one possibly unintended consequence is the daily and consistent reminder that we are all mere mortals, forced to think about our own mortality. Even those of …