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The stack of to be read books on my nightstand continues building its way to the ceiling. And, no I'm not really turning green, but it's spring and I'm thinking about my grandparents a lot. They loved this time of year, out in the yard all the time, planting, tending and growing their garden. I miss them every day.

From Algonquin's website: The Earth Moved has moved reviewers across the country. In witty, offbeat style, Amy Stewart takes us on a subterranean adventure and introduces us to our planet’s most important gatekeeper: the humble earthworm. It’s true that the earthworm is small, spineless, and blind, but its effect on the ecosystem is profound,moving Charles Darwin to devote his last years to studying its remarkable attributes and achievements.


Lifted from Algonquin's website: The immediacy of Richard Louv’s message in Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder galvanized an international movement to reconnect children with nature. Now, in The Nature Principle, Louv reaches even further with a powerful call to action for the rest of us.

Our society, says Louv, has developed such an outsized faith in technology that we have yet to fully realize or even adequately study how human capacities are enhanced through the power of nature. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv shows us how tapping into the restorative powers of the natural world can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. As he says in his introduction, The Nature Principle is “about the power of living in nature—not with it, but in it. We are entering the most creative period in history. The twenty-first century will be the century of human restoration in the natural world.”

Richard Louv makes a convincing case that through a nature-balanced existence—driven by sound economic, social, and environmental solutions—the human race can and will thrive. This timely, inspiring, and important work will give readers renewed hope while challenging them to rethink the way we live.


Am looking forward to Big Fish, also from Algonquin. Tim Burton made it into a movie in 2003. Not sure how I missed this title, but it sounds like a good one:

In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that’s what he told his son, William. But now Edward Bloom is dying, and William wants desperately to know the truth about his elusive father —this indefatigable teller of tall tales—before it’s too late. So, using the few facts he knows, William re-creates Edward’s life in a series of legends and myths—hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous—through which he begins to understand his father’s great feats, and his great failings.



I was flipping channels the other day and stopped on KERA's fundraiser called The Blood Sugar Solution, by Mark Hyman, M.D.

Am looking forward to tucking into it to learn more details about getting healthy.

Here's a little blurb from the book's website:

The Blood Sugar Solution is a personalized approach to health that works by pinpointing and then eliminating the true underlying causes of your blood sugar dysfunction.

It treats the imbalances in your body that are driving the disease, rather than merely treating symptoms as they pop up. Put another way, it treats the true causes of your weight gain and illness instead of just papering over symptoms with medications.

The rationale behind this approach is simple: when you restore balance to the seven key areas of your biology, great health happens! Illness and disease go away, practically as a side effect.

With The Blood Sugar Solution, there’s no misguided effort to “stabilize” your blood sugar or “manage” the problem with drugs. That’s where conventional medicine takes a wrong turn.




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