What We Read This Week


 

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


ELECTION

Trump Confounds The Pros, Connects With Just The Right Voters

When American voters must choose a new president, reaction tends to rule. Given a choice between continuity and contrast, we favor contrast — even when the retiring incumbent leaves office with relatively high public approval. This sometimes is called the pendulum effect: The farther the pendulum swings in one direction, the farther it is likely to swing back…Read Full Article

From npr


LITERATURE

Living in the Mystery: Keats, Negative Capability, and the Ecozoic Age

This article was originally published in Inanna Publications on October 24, 2016 by Wood Lake author Susan McCaslin

This summer I have been revisiting the life and works of the English Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) decades after studying him in graduate school.  I have long felt that writers we consider “dead” are actually very much alive, and become more so when we enter the worlds their words create. This has certainly been true for me in the case of the lingering presence of John Keats…Read Full Article

From Inanna Publications


POLITICS

Health Care- A Tale of Two Systems

This article was originally published in How Maps Change Things on November 4, 2016 by Wood Lake author Ward Kaiser.

Sometimes the line between Canada and the United States hardly counts … but in health care it can make a big difference. North of the border, average life expectancy is 81.3 years; south of the border it is 78.1. What does that say about health care delivery?….Read Full Article

From How Maps Change Things


LIFE

Shelter’s door seems like the right place to be

When providing warmth to the homeless, what looks like futility may really be a moment of beauty, Larry Matthews writes…Read Full Article

From The Globe and Mail


MUSIC

Band creates the ‘most relaxing tune ever’

A British band has worked with sound therapists to create a tune described by scientists as the “most relaxing song ever”…Read Full Article

From The Telegraph


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Categories: election, life, literature, Music, Politics, Susan McCaslin, Ward Kaiser

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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