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    • Longreads | 2/5/20 | 12 min
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      Plum2 hours ago

      A really important piece!!!i want to read it many times. As a nurse I think about how best to respond to people suffering. Like the last line about never meekly submitting our stories, our pain, our dignity to the evergrinding wheels of the hit making machine.

    • Distributed.blog | 1/9/20 | 13 min
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      Plum3 hours ago

      I like his idea about how too many meetings talking about wok doesn’t let us do the work. Love the of long form-getting ideas out in writing and going deep then having coworkers reflect on them. A little like Read up!

    • CNN | Rob Picheta, CNN | 2/10/20 | 3 min
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      Plum4 days ago

      So interesting. We tend to think of ourselves as more enlightened than those who came before us but this goes to show human wisdom and understanding can be found when you least expect it. And yes, farmers are cool, so close to life.

    • Slate | Ruth Graham | 1/25/20 | 8 min
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      Plum2 weeks ago

      You realize there are two universes in our country now. The one with the 1% and the one with the rest of us. We can’t relate. She is so serious and earnest and clueless about her situation I almost felt sorry for her.

    • The New Yorker | Eli Grober | 1/29/20 | 3 min
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      Plum2 weeks ago

      Wow

    • Fast Company | Lydia Dishman | 1/25/20 | 6 min
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      Plum2 weeks ago

      Really important for the 96% of us in thinking about the quality of our interactions-remember talking to someone on a bus or while in a waiting room, now it’s heads down only. what about our kids! The creators of the technology don’t let their kids near phones. I have thought about going back to a flip phone and will think harder but it’s so hard to give up all the other features!

    • The New York Times Company | Danya Issawi | 1/21/20 | 4 min
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      Plum3 weeks ago

      Dorothy Day is my hero. His story made me happy to think that her life and ideas are still being lived. I admire the writer and hope I can be a little more like him but you have to be so brave to avoid consuming!

    • Reader's Digest | 5 min
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      Plum1 month ago

      I was the opposite. Never got one despite many stops until I was over 40. Got a ticket and slowed down. A good thing.

    • Gay Mag | Laura June | 12/11/19 | 12 min
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      Plum1 month ago

      “In order to “write about motherhood” one needs the room of one’s own we’ve heard so much about. And most people, some of them with thoughts yet unthinkable, simply do not have the room or the time.” Thoughts yet unthinkable is a way I remember my own experience of early motherhood. So many new and profound experiences and no time to process them. Running between day care pick ups and work there was no space for reflection. Every mother and her children deserve that.

    • HuffPost Highline | On Assignment For HuffPost | 12/30/18 | 33 min
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      Plum1 month ago

      Loved loved loved her response to Dick Cheney. I made house calls for many years but her stories top anything I ever experienced!

    • gizmodo.com | Ryan F. Mandelbaum | 1/3/20 | 2 min
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      Plum1 month ago

      The more we understand animal intelligence and their amazing abilities the more we will respect them, care about them, and learn from them. I hope!

    • thenewatlantis.com | 29 min
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      Plum1 month ago

      Thanks for this article and for the comments which are also 10s! As a nurse practitioner in psychiatry there is the untold prescriber’s side of this story-the demands of patients for quick relief and the soul crushing we providers are experiencing from the health care system so dominated by pharmaceutical companies who are more and more involved in creating the algorithms for care.

    • GEN | James Hatch | 12/21/19 | 13 min
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      Plum1 month ago

      Everyone should read this! I hope he learns to build a bridge for us quickly!

    • The New York Times Company | Michael McGriff | 6/26/14 | 8 min
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      Plum1 month ago

      What were the two best things? Thinking about it too!

    • The New York Times Company | N. R. Kleinfield | 6/21/14 | 34 min
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      Plum1 month ago

      Bravery personified. I once saw firemen enter, no, more like run into a burning building in south Boston. Still takes my breath away

    • Raptitude.com | 11/26/19 | 4 min
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      Plum2 months ago

      I must have read this in the early 90 s. I used to get all my exercise cleaning the house. I called it aerobic house cleaning. It was just practical then doing two things at once. This makes me see it also can have meditative benefit. Looking for that little battered paperback!

    • www.theroot.com | Michael Harriot | 11/26/19 | 6 min
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      Plum2 months ago

      Pete needs to learn how to listen to truths outside of his elite circles. Something not taught in elite circles.

    • Longreads | 11/19/19 | 14 min
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      Plum2 months ago

      Josh is a writer, that’s for sure. He uses words and images to convey his inner life well. As a nurse practitioner he makes me realize that there is just so much we don’t understand about people’s inner lives and how clumsy and yet certain we are about trying to “fix” them.

    • fs.blog | 11/12/19 | 20 min
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      Plum2 months ago

      Interesting. I am working on how to help my town reduce greenhouse gas emissions-people will need to change behaviors. I think this article has some clues as to how to signal and support new behaviors. Would have liked some real life applications.

    • The Outline | Robert Silverman | 11/13/19 | 7 min
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      Plum3 months ago

      Love his humor and also love the fact that Millenials are beginning to understand how us Olds feel when things change too fast and life goes more quickly than we can fathom or enjoy.

    • BostonGlobe.com | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie | 5/1/19 | 13 min
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      Plum5 months ago

      We should ALL read this. Right, left and center.

    • The Guardian | Suzanne Moore | 8/20/19 | 4 min
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      Plum5 months ago

      So much more to say about the good parts of aging. Being invisible. Meaning it when you say que sera sera and more!

    • Raptitude.com | 8/8/19 | 15 min
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      Plum6 months ago

      I’m gonna try it!

    • The Atlantic | Emily DeRuy | 6/20/16 | 3 min
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      Plum6 months ago

      Ok But I wanted more.

    • The Paris Review | CJ Hauser | 7/16/19 | 20 min
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      Plum6 months ago

      I would like her to be my friend

    • blog.readup.com | 5/24/19 | 8 min
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      Plum8 months ago

      Whoa! but just a btw comment on one of your comments. I love the word yous (you plural) not only because I’m from NJ but because it signifies a community of yous in a way the proper plural, you doesn’t.

    • The New York Times Company | Ben Dolnick | 1/2/15 | 8 min
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      Plum8 months ago

      Thought provoking to me who has been happily married for a long time. Makes me think our inner lives could be a surprise to each other not because we are hiding anything or don’t spend a lot of time together or aren’t close- just because the human condition makes each of us unknown.?

    • WIRED | WIRED Staff | 12/29/18 | 11 min
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      Plum1 year ago

      Well....I guess it is hopeless to go back but I am still greyscale.