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Blog Gone Naked!

All day today, April 9th, this blog will be naked. Normally, you see, it is wrapped in a sheet–a Cascading Style Sheet (CSS), to be precise, which takes the basic building blocks of Reading Circle Books, the words, paragraphs, pictures, and widgets that make up the content of this site, surrounds them with padding, backgrounds, […]

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Sacrifices and Community

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood

Do we even know how much we’ve lost, how poisoned we are, how far away we’ve been driven from the land? By connecting the science of toxic materials with our human knowledge of childbirth in Having Faith, Steingraber gives us new knowledge; what would it mean for us to inhabit it?

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Do you breathe the water?

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood

During my first pregnancy, I lived on a truck route. My pregnancy manual, the ubiquitous and sometimes disturbing What to Expect When You’re Expecting, said that unless I was living in a bus terminal or a tollbooth, “breathing in the big city…isn’t as risky as you might think…. Even in the 1960s, when pollution was […]

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What Are Blogs? Not Monologues but Conversations

Perhaps the best thing about the web, and the blogosphere in particular, is that it enables you to connect with like-minded people you might never meet otherwise. –Kriss M. at Circle M Farm On January 27th, 2008, Reading Circle Books will host its first group! In her wonderful invitation to our first Reading Circle, Kriss […]

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