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Fully Alive: Seeing Life in High Definition by Cara Bradley

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As a fiercely independent child, I didn’t take orders well, resisted advice, and insisted on doing everything on my own. I needed to directly experience everything myself — and not because I delighted in being stubborn, but because I craved sharp and vivid sensory experiences. 

I have to admit that, as an adult, I haven’t changed much. When I listen to music I like to close my eyes to really hear it. When I hug my daughters, I want to feel the hug. When I’m chopping garlic for fresh tomato sauce, I want to smell the garlic. I’ve realized that the reason I feel the need to thoroughly see, hear, taste, smell, and touch everything is quite simple: When I directly experience moments with all of my senses, I feel...

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A Grandson by Bruce Holbert: An Excerpt from Thank You, Teacher, edited by Holly & Bruce Holbert

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In the late summer of 1988, at the end of a historic drought, I entered the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop. A tawny sky fastened to ochre earth, and the cooked yellow lawns and gardens slipped into one another like oils on a palette colored dry. I stepped on a snake walking to the bus. It all seemed a bad omen. My classmates’ alma maters included Harvard, Cornell, Boston College, NYU, various liberal arts colleges that had graduated the likes of Paul Newman; some held graduate degrees in law, biology, or film; one was a practicing medical doctor, another the daughter of a famous poet who had grown up on the knee of the department head. My father operated a crane at a hydroelectric dam; my mother was a cocktail waitress. I graduated without distinction from...

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