Audible 2 for 1 sale

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Audible is running a two for one sale, so if you aren’t a member, this is a good time to get an Audible Membership and if you are already a member and have a credit you forgot about or remembered but hadn’t use yet, you want to take advantage of this.

Not all titles are part of their two for one deal, but here are a few I can particularly recommend:

Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are Using Cultural Intelligence to Adapt, Wherever You Are, is one of the eligible titles, and I’ve blogged a lot about this one and the information in it. Highly recommended.

You might like Eric Metaxas’ biography of Bonhoeffer, normally 17.95, or one credit, and with this sale you can get the biography *and* another good audio book or educational program for one credit.

The Body Keeps the Score is absolutely fantastic for anybody who is dealing with trauma and PTSD issues.

I thoroughly enjoyed Jack Weatherford’s Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World and I would use it with a high school student as well.

Also part of their two for one credit deal are several many pimsleur foreign language courses

And I had a different audio version, but this one has got to be great: Twelve Years a Slave

I can’t recommend this since I didn’t get it, but it always looks intriquing to me:
Food: A Cultural Culinary History

I had two credits, and I  chose:

The Fall and Rise of China (normally nearly fifty dollars!) and

Biology: The Science of Life, (normally over fifty dollars.)

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

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30 years of failed climate predictions

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The iconic photo of toddler separated from her mom

More on that iconic photo of the little girl ‘separated’ from her mother:
Not only was she never separated from her mom (in the photo she was set down for a few minutes while her mom was patted down)… but:

She *was* separated from her daddy and three older siblings when her mother made the decision to pay a coyote 6,000 dollars to take her and one of her children on that journey.

Her father says he has a good job and he was not in favor of this trip, which his wife made without consulting him. He says he’d like his family back. Does anybody care that she was separated from her daddy and siblings by her mother?  Should you be able to take your children to another country without the knowledge or permission of the other parent?  That is illegal for Americans.

There seems to be no compelling or legal reason for claiming asylum needs. She isn’t fleeing persecution or economic stress.

More in the article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5869829/amp/Father-two-year-old-face-child-separation-crisis-speaks-out.html

Now, here’s the thing – this is his side. We shouldn’t jump to conclusions. There are some indications in the story that their relationship is strained and we do not know why.   But that need to avoid jumping to conclusions was also true of that iconic photo which had nothing to do with a child being separated from her mother by our government. Yet people not only jumped to false conclusions over it, they called people names and castigated the character of everyone who disagreed with them.

And everything we thought we knew about this picture is wrong.

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Bukidnon Probinsya- what do you notice?

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I know bears like this one

“The Bear Who Let It Alone”: A Fable by James Thurber
“In the woods of the Far West there once lived a brown bear who could take it or let it alone. He would go into a bar where they sold mead, a fermented drink made of honey, and he would have just two drinks. Then he would put some money on the bar and say, ‘See what the bears in the back room will have,’ and he would go home. But finally he took to drinking by himself most of the day. He would reel home at night, kick over the umbrella stand, knock down the bridge lamps, and ram his elbows through the windows. Then he would collapse on the floor and lie there until he went to sleep. His wife was greatly distressed and his children were very frightened.

“At length the bear saw the error of his ways and began to reform. In the end he became a famous teetotaler and a persistent temperance lecturer. He would tell everybody that came to his house about the awful effects of drink, and he would boast about how strong and well he had become since he gave up touching the stuff. To demonstrate this, he would stand on his head and on his hands and he would turn cartwheels in the house, kicking over the umbrella stand, knocking down the bridge lamps, and ramming his elbows through the windows. Then he would lie down on the floor, tired by his healthful exercise, and go to sleep. His wife was greatly distressed and his children were very frightened.

“Moral: You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.”
(James Thurber, “The Bear Who Let It Alone.” Fables for Our Time, 1940)

You know them, too, right? They are the people who once agreed with you about something- members of your church, your club, your email discussion group, your homeschool group or your PTA or political party- it doesn’t matter. You were on the same side of some given issue, for lack of a better way to put it. But every once in a while, or fairly often, or every day, you found yourself cringing. They were bombastic, harsh, hasty to judge people and jump on them for things that weren’t worth twitching, let alone pouncing. They came across too strong, they seemed to relish cutting people down to size. Possibly they even came after you once or twice for not being orthodox on whatever the issue was, or not being orthodox enough, or not, somehow, being quite the person they thought you ought to be in the cause of whatever it was you were travelling companions of a sort.

And then they took a detour, had a conversion, saw the light, reversed themselves and found themselves on the opposite side of whatever it was you had once shared similar notions about- and everything was completely different. Now, everything having changed due to their complete reversal in opinion, you found yourself cringing. They were bombastic, harsh, hasty to judge people and jump on them for things that weren’t worth twitching, let alone pouncing. They came across too strong, they seemed to relish cutting people down to size.

And now they would add to that arsenal, “I know exactly what _____ is like/is thinking/believes, because I used to be just like them. Now I know better, but I used to be one of them so I have inside knowledge about….”

And you haven’t really the heart to tell them, “No. You don’t. You were kind of a harsh, rude, unfair jerk at times before and it made me uncomfortable, and you’re still the same, it’s just the issue that has changed- not your personality. And your personality was never the thing we shared in common, or at least, i hope it wasn’t.”

The mean, jerk pro-lifer becomes a mean, jerk pro=abort and vice versa. The mean, jerk young earth creationist becomes a mean, jerk atheist or theistic evolutionist, or whatever, and vice versa.

A reversal in opinions is not a conversion of the soul.

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