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 Kellerโ€™s Forgotten Radicalism

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There is no shortage of feel-good inspirational quotes attributed to Helen Keller. โ€œNever bend your head, hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye,โ€ one of them goes. โ€œKeep your face in the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow,โ€ instructs another. Or, โ€œOptimism is the faith that leads to achievement.โ€

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. โ€œYours for the revolution!โ€ she declared, in a 1919 letter to Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) founder Eugene Debs. โ€œMay it come swiftly,โ€ she continued, โ€œlike a shaft sundering the dark!โ€

The popular narrative of Helen Kellerโ€”born 135 years ago this weekend, on June 27, 1880โ€”is a classic American story about triumphing in the face of adversity, which emphasizes individual determination over political action. But Kellerโ€™s trueโ€ฆ

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Write Now Prompt for June 26, 2015

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At Todayโ€™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 weโ€™re not talking about writing, or trying to teach anyone how to write. Write Now is all about putting pen to paper.

Todayโ€™s Prompt:

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

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How to play along with our Writing Prompts

  1. Write in any format or style you wish: short story, poem, script โ€“ whatever you like.
  2. Write for at least 5 minutes. There is no time limit โ€“ write for as long as you wish!
  3. Editing is not required, though we do recommend that you run a spell check at least.
  4. Post your work to your blog and include a link back here so your readers can find other writerโ€™s work, too.

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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 heโ€™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? Whatโ€™s your media routine?

Warren Buffett: I read and read and read. I probably read five to six hours a day. I donโ€™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. Iโ€™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 orโ€ฆ

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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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