Holiday Shopping Night on Nov 28

Anna-Marie AshtonEvent

Attention holiday shoppers! If you’d like to give meaningful experiences to the explorers on your shopping list, consider giving books. At all ages, books stir our imaginations and consciences, helping us learn more about being alive and human. The holidays can be a perfect time to catch up on reading. To receive the gift of a book – and to have the … Read More

Perspective: The Rise of Trump

Natalie MuyresBook Reviews

This past year, the Human Venture Institute has been exploring the rise of Donald Trump as the President of the United States. There have been a variety of opinions and there are many resources out there that attempt to explain how and why he became President. Few resources dig deep enough to understand the causal architectures, or the reasons that … Read More

Sy Montgomery

Natalie MuyresBook Reviews

A review of Sy Montgomery’s books, The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness; Birdology: Adventures with Hip Hop Parrots, Cantankerous Cassowaries, Crabby Crows, Peripatetic Pigeons, Hens, Hawks, and Hummingbirds; and Walking with the Great Apes: Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas. The Soul of an Octopus and Birdology bring you close to the … Read More

Reading for Life Learning

Natalie MuyresArticles, Book Reviews

The winter brings us darker and colder days and nights. I love this time of year because it gives me the opportunity to read more, reflect on my learning and plan the year ahead. Reading is a critical part of our learning process. Reading for knowledge and understanding versus ‘simple reading’ takes practice and persistence. Think of reading as ‘empowerment’, … Read More