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Thursday, July 11, 2013
What’s Your 12 x 12? The Big Apple Tries . . . Small by guest blogger William Powers
By Samy AbulEla

It’s a little bizarre that New York City’s very first twelve-foot-by-twelve-foot, off-the-grid house — an installation called the 12 x 12 Project — opens at the Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing, Queens, this Saturday afternoon.(READ MORE)

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Participating in World Book Night 2013 by New World Library Publicity Director Monique Muhlenkamp
By Samy AbulEla

In January of 2013 the call went out: World Book Night (WBN) was going to take place on April 23, and volunteers were needed to be Book Givers and spread the love of reading, person to person. After hearing about a colleague’s great experience last year, I submitted my application. What’s not to love about sharing books? It’s something I do professionally and personally every day.(READ MORE)

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Sunday, September 11, 2011
"Celebrate the Lives of Those We Lost" by guest blogger, Isha Judd
By Samy AbulEla

Just days before the 10th anniversary of the mortifying September 11 attacks, a plane crash off the coast of Chile rocks a nation, and here in Uruguay we are all reminded of the pain and sorrow of loss. It reminds us of the unpredictability of life, how every day surprises us in some way, and then sometimes surprise becomes shock, with the death of a loved one, a sudden illness or a tragedy that moves us all.

We are reminded that life changes, sometimes abruptly, dramatically, unexpectedly. What is present in one moment can be gone in the next: no matter the nation, no matter the motivation or the cause, loss moves us all, for we have all experienced it in some way or another.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Sharing the Conversation
By Jonathan Wichmann

After we read a life-changing book, most of us tell our friends about it. Sometimes we bring it to a book group to discuss it with others. But how many of us record that conversation and share it online?

Nate Bettger did just that with Bill Plotkin's Nature and the Human Soul. The director of community for Mandala Yoga Community in Bend, Oregon, Nate created podcasts from group discussions he organized through the center's weekly community gathering. Excited by Nate's unique way of sharing and exploring Plotkin's work, I decided to ask him a few questions for our blog. Enjoy!

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