Recommended reading

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Would the universe implode if I stopped sharing my Saturday morning blog-post roundup? Certainly not, but a man can dream of doing something so vital.

Katherine Griffiths shares a photo-booth strip from her collection of two young women. In the booth’s privacy, they shed the facades we all carry in the world, and were fully themselves as they enjoyed their friendship. You can see it on their faces. Read Gorgeous Giggling Girls

Reality is messy and non-linear. Yet we need a way to tell about our lives in ways that make sense. So we all reframe our pasts into stories. It’s how we make sense of our world. Writing for The Book of Life, Jess Cotton encourages us to find a tender and noble story to tell about ourselves, and assures us such a story is there for even you. Read How to Narrate Your Life Story

I’m generally for free markets, but Seth Godin makes a great point about unbridled capitalism: it can quickly become a race to the bottom focused on short-term gains. He uses the first advertisement for Coca-Cola to illustrate. Read The reason we need the FDA (hint: it’s marketers)


6 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Photobooth Journal Avatar

    Wow, Jim. Thanks for including me in your roundup. I’m really chuffed! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  2. Photobooth Journal Avatar

    Really enjoyed Cotton’s piece and will share it with a friend. It offers a wonderful way to view a life’s history without self rancour.

    Seth’s piece was interesting but seemed like it was an idea in need of further explanation and development.

  3. Heide Avatar

    “How to Narrate Your Life Story” may be the most significant thing I read this week, Jim (other than your blog, of course ;). Thank you.

  4. Heide Avatar

    PS: In response to your opening question, YES. My universe would certainly implode if you stopped sharing your weekly picks!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      That’s a lot of responsibility you’re heaping onto my shoulders!!

      1. Heide Avatar

        Well, don’t worry … I can always turn to drugs or alcohol if you let me down. (HA HA.)

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