Archive for November 2016

In Search of the Common Good – new review

Nov 29th, 2016 | By

This stimulating book is a sequel to Citizens of the Broken Compass, which I reviewed in Network 118, and is subtitled ‘guideposts for concerned citizens.’ It is a wide-ranging historical review of the relationship between law and order in a cosmic sense and in a moral sense. The theme of the common good was also

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Writing in November

Nov 25th, 2016 | By

Here is your final writing prompt for November! Revolve a very short story around a pun. Author Philip Theibert says: “I like puns. I know that makes me unlike many writing instructors who turn their noses up at puns and call them “the lowest form of humor”. When I hear them say that, I think,

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Featured book – Weaving the Cosmos

Nov 22nd, 2016 | By

Using ecology to unite science and religion, healing ourselves, our society and the planet. How can we humans flourish without producing global disasters? Why do we so often make a mess of things? Does religion make things better or worse? Would we be better off relying more on science instead? Weaving the Cosmos opens a

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Your weekly writing prompt

Nov 18th, 2016 | By

Your weekly prompt to flex those creative muscles, from Philip Theibert. Philip is the author of The Blockbuster Book of Brain Expanding, Creativity Enhancing, Writing Exercises. Write a comparison poem. This exercise is straightforward. Write about life. Okay, the exercise involves more than that. Write about life, but compare life to something. Here’s the example. Note

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What Is Reality?

Nov 15th, 2016 | By

Bernardo Kastrup asks all the big questions. What if all your intuition is completely learnt and utterly wrong? What if all your experiences are completely simulated by your mind? Why do we feel that the waking world is something external to the images in our mind. Watch and find the answers to these questions. Go

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Get creative with Philip Theibert

Nov 11th, 2016 | By

It’s Friday, so that makes it time for another creative writing prompt from author Philip Theibert. Philip  has considerable communication experience as an executive speechwriter, newspaper reporter, magazine editor, advertising copywriter, public relations director, college instructor, college textbook writer and media relations director. Write a poem using alliteration. Alliteration offers a series of words in

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Featured Book: Leadingship

Nov 9th, 2016 | By

If leading and following were non-personal, who would you be? This book is a down-to-earth invitation to implement a spiritual, innovative and sustainable leadership dynamic to our personal and professional lives. It bridges the gap between spiritual self-inquiry and practical personal and professional leadership dynamics. Rather than giving formularized answers and concepts, it raises questions

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Walking with a smile into the dark

Nov 8th, 2016 | By

Jennifer Kavanagh has recently run another workshop based on A Little Book of Unknowing, called “Walking with a Smile into the Dark,” at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham. There will be another opportunity to take this course next year, and youc an find the details here – The Little Book of Unknowing explores the role

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Creative Friday, get writing!

Nov 4th, 2016 | By

We’re going to be running a series of creative writing tips every Friday, not just for people doing NaNoWriMo, but for anyone who needs to flex their creative muscles. Author Philip Theibert has extensive experience in speech writing, online teaching, marketing, media relations, Internet marketing, and public relations. This week’s prompt is: Write a short

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Mental Penguins and a new author joins the team

Nov 1st, 2016 | By

Author Ivelin Sardamov is Associate Professor of Political Science at the American University in Bulgaria. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame. In his research, he applies findings in neuroscience to the study of civic education, political culture, democratization, modernization, epistemology, etc. He has published some of the first peer-reviewed

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