Book Review: ‘Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, & What Matters In The End’ By Atul Gawande | Changing Pages

I would say to read this book. It may make you despair, but it may also make you think sensibly about your own future or the future of those you love.

Faces: Up Close & Personal | Days 383, 393, 394, 395, 396 | Thaddeus Miles Photography #ShiftYourPerspective

Book Review: ‘The Bees By Laline Paull’ | Changing Pages #WomenWriters

This is one of the most innovative and imaginative novels I have read in a very long time. Abandon yourself to the magic and dive right in. I can fairly confidently say you’ll never look at a bee in quite the same way again.

Faces: Up Close & Personal | Days 429, 440, 443, 453, 497 | Thaddeus Miles Photography #ShiftYourPerspective

Faces: Up Close & Personal | Days 429, 440, 443, 453, 497 | Thaddeus Miles Photography #ShiftYourPerspective

Book Review: ‘This Sweet Sickness’ By Patricia Highsmith | Changing Pages #WomenWriters

She was known to be keen to show that right does not necessarily prevail and in fact justice is often not done. This book does both of these things cleverly. #WomenWriters

Faces: Up Close & Personal | Days 531, 532, 533, 534, 537 | Thaddeus Miles Photography #ShiftYourPerspective

Faces: Up Close & Personal | Days 531, 532, 533, 534, 537 | Thaddeus Miles Photography #ShiftYourPerspective

Faces: Up Close & Personal is a 365 photography project that serves to #ShiftYourPerspective and change the narrative of the black experience. The black experience is one that is real; and it is full of life, love, creativity, spirit, and strength. With every image that we see, Thaddeus Miles works to overcome negative representations by upholding positive value in black lives and in American culture.

#FlashbackFriday | Two Books On Noticing And Paying Attention: Brief Words On Patricia Ryan Madson’s Improv Wisdom And Alexandra Horowitz’s On Looking

My world feels occupied by so many metaphorical squirrels. Some might call them distractions. I like to think of them as evidence that everything is connected and thus requires exploration.

James Matlack Raney’s Lord Of The Wolves Is A Powerful Story Of Strength, Purpose, And Heroism

With every turn of the page, we begin to understand that there is more than one kind of strength to be valued — and James Matlack Raney does a marvelous job in delivering that message.

Interview | James Matlack Raney Talks To Us About Lord Of The Wolves, Finding Inspiration From Experience, & Subduing Writer’s Doubt (With Tips For Beginner Writers!)

I asked James if he would take some time from his busy schedule for an interview with The Black Lion Journal to talk about what he’s been up to so far and his transition from the Jim Morgan series to Lord of The Wolves.

Classic Lit: Reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield was engaging and I got to the end of it feeling very pleased to have read it.

#FlashbackFriday (So What If It’s Not A Thing? Yet? ) | Amelia Bird’s “Acts of Wind” Essay From New Madrid Winter 2014

Birds essay explores loss by learning to appreciating life and life’s lessons. By uncovering reoccurring patterns within her daily life, and with the aid of nature, Bird rediscovers what it means to be a part of something larger than she could have ever imagined.
Header image © Sissh Art “Day 2, Week 3 – Forest Landscapes.”

UPDATE: It’s Near The End Of Thaddeus Miles’s 365 Faces Photography Project — Will He Keep Going? Let’s Hope So! #Inspiration #ShiftYourPerspective

Thaddeus Miles is the photographer for Faces, a photography project aiming at capturing positive and normal images of the black experience. #ShiftYourPerspective and view narratives of difference.