Too busy for a vacation this summer? Then you may want to read The Importance of Vacations in this week’s Monday’s Link Roundup. If you’re not familiar with Cowbird, check out this latest web-based means of collecting stories. And as someone who relies on my copyeditor to save me from embarrassing gaffes, I highly recommend 6 Ways Copyeditors Make Your Book Better.
- The Self Illusion: An Interview With Bruce Hood. “Bruce Hood, a psychologist at the University of Bristo…In his excellent new book, The Self Illusion, he seeks to understand how the singularity of the self emerges from the cacophony of mind and the mess of social life. Dr. Hood was kind enough to answer a few of my questions below.”
- Legacy: For Baby Boomers, Family Stories Trump Cash, Survey Says. “…86 percent of baby boomers surveyed agreed that family stories are the most important aspect of their legacy, according to a new survey from the Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.”
- Narrative Concepts. “…narrative medicine means an understanding of health and disease for humans, that is grounded in the stories humans live out in their lives and the stories that we understand about our lives which give our lives meaning and purpose…it means that illness is embedded in the stories we are performing and that are performing us. There is a biological story about how we are organisms who are born, live, wear out, and die. Our lives are finite. Within that finitude, however, are multiple social stories which interact with the “how long do I have to live story”.
- 6 Ways Copyeditors Make Your Book Better. “Linda Jay is a very experienced book editor…I asked [her]…if she would give readers some advice on one of the most important decisions a self-publisher makes: hiring a copyeditor. Here’s her reply.”
- The Importance Of Vacations. “As an entrepreneur who has launched three businesses, I have on several occasions in the past found myself working long hours, seven days a week and forgoing vacations owing to lack of time and reduced income. As I have grown older, I realize that was a mistake.”
- Woman, Jean Filson, Finds 100-Year-Old Family Letters And Personal Documents In Old Trunk. “Akin to a storybook adventure, a woman in California has found unexpected treasure in an old trunk…Jean Filson from Sacramento said a friend had given her the trunk without knowing its contents. When Filson opened it, she was amazed at what she found — several letters and personal documents, some dating back more than 100 years.” [Thanks to cj madigan of Shoebox Stories for alerting me to this item.]
- Cowbird. “…is a small community of storytellers, focused on a deeper, longer-lasting, more personal kind of storytelling than you’re likely to find anywhere else on the Web. Cowbird allows you to keep a beautiful audio-visual diary of your life, and to collaborate with others in documenting the overarching “sagas” that shape our world today. Sagas are themes and events that touch millions of lives and shape the human story.”
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