Tag: Joan Didion


Heroes, Leaders and an Ice Rink: Our Week in Wisdom

On?The Wisdom Daily this week (August 24-28), we reflected on the heroic actions of train passengers in Europe, the inspiring dignity of President Carter as he faces terminal illness, the value of making peace with the religious traditions of your past, what it means to go through life being hyper-vigilant about injustice and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Oliver Sacks Gets Personal – Brad Hirschfield When world famous neurologist Oliver Sacks writes – as he did recently about family, faith and......

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Chefs, Umpires and Joan Didion: Must-Read Links

Each week, we find smart reads and new insights to share with readers of The Wisdom Daily. Today our favorite picks from around the web include pieces about the insatiable curiosity of Joan Didion, the beauty of solitude, the Senagalese chef with Vietnamese roots, the latest Lily Tomlin character, the way umpires improve their game and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Book of Joan “Didion lost faith in the defining narratives of American life. A fifth-generation Californian whose ancestors had......

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