These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer

Some of my fave books are not written by Americans – they were authored by Norwegian, Danish, Latin American, African and other men and women. I encourage you to embrace mutual reading!

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its not easy realizing that my babygirl is officially no longer a child since turned 18 yrs old yesterday #flynotmylilbird #myforevergirl

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I’m usually not a fan of steve jobs generally, I found inspiration from these words which are attributed to him. Truly excellent advice!

Swimsuit shopping this summer need not be hell

Helen Keller’s Forgotten Radicalism

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There is no shortage of feel-good inspirational quotes attributed to Helen Keller. “Never bend your head, hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye,” one of them goes. “Keep your face in the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow,” instructs another. Or, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”

Perhaps less catchy and sentimental, and certainly less well known, are the numerous observations on inequality, poverty and class that Keller made during her lifetime as a socialist activist. “Yours for the revolution!” she declared, in a 1919 letter to Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) founder Eugene Debs. “May it come swiftly,” she continued, “like a shaft sundering the dark!”

The popular narrative of Helen Keller—born 135 years ago this weekend, on June 27, 1880—is a classic American story about triumphing in the face of adversity, which emphasizes individual determination over political action. But Keller’s true…

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Write Now Prompt for June 26, 2015

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At Today’s Author, our first goal is to get you (and us) to write. Write Now is our own collection of prompts to help you do that. With Write Now we’re not talking about writing, or trying to teach anyone how to write. Write Now is all about putting pen to paper.

Today’s Prompt:

She knew the forecast was for rain, but she insisted the party would be outdoors anyway.

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How Warren Buffett Keeps Up With Information

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A telling excerpt from an interview of Warren Buffett (below) on the value of reading. Seems like he’s taking the opposite approach to Nassim Taleb in some ways.

Interviewer: How do you keep up with all the media and information that goes on in our crazy world and in your world of Berkshire Hathaway? What’s your media routine?

Warren Buffett: I read and read and read. I probably read five to six hours a day. I don’t read as fast now as when I was younger. But I read five daily newspapers. I read a fair number of magazines. I read 10-Ks. I read annual reports. I read a lot of other things, too. I’ve always enjoyed reading. I love reading biographies, for example.

Interviewer: You process information very quickly.

Warren Buffett: I have filters in my mind. If somebody calls me about an investment in a business or…

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A man was beheaded in a suspected Islamist terror attack in southern France

Guest Post & Giveaway from Author, Kathryn Craft!

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via Guest Post & Giveaway from Author, Kathryn Craft!.

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