Monday, May 23, 2016

Loss and Laughter: Becoming Wise (audio)

Ashley Wells, Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly; Krista Tippett (, May 19, 2016)
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The Problematic Idea of Success After a lifetime of learning and loving and losing, here are a few -- five, to be precise -- practical lessons to you and recent college graduates about what it means to lead a successful life.
Death Is Stupid, and Other Lessons Children Teach Us About the Inevitable End Using a children's book on death as scaffolding, a case can be made for kids teaching adults how to work through grief and death better.
The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into (Krista Tippett) Kevin Kling is part funny guy, part poet, part playwright, and part wise man. A treasured figure on the national storytelling circuit, his voice inhabits an unusual space -- where a homegrown Minnesota wit meets Dante and Shakespeare. Born with a disabled left arm, he lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his special angle on life's humor and its raptures -- and why we turn loss into story. More

Krista Tippett's new book: Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. Her U.S. tour will stop in 12 cities, including Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Austin, St. Louis, Tulsa, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland. And check out the new podcast, Becoming Wise!

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