Monday, June 18, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Part III: A Sexist Philosophy of Privilege seeks to show how many "Natural Parenting" philosophies are not only not supported by data, but also sexist and classist. The denial of pain relief to women and putting the strict burden of caring for a baby (attachment parenting) are both rooted in some questionable agendas. She argues that while this may be the right path for some families, data does not support that it is the ideal. And those who know a bit more about raising children in other countries and environments know that this ideal is far from the norm.
While some feel that Dr. Amy is shaming those who adhere to some of these philosophies, I personally felt she is doing her best to get accurate information and data to parents concerning these topics. These same people who criticize Dr. Amy may be surprised to find that she has also written many articles against some practices of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) when data no longer supports long-standing ideal, such is the case with episiotomies, hormone replacement therapy, and breastfeeding. Dr. Amy supports what the data shows and her extensive citations prove this. Regardless of personal philosophy, readers will be challenged while reading this book.
The Author's Blog:
The Skeptical OB
NurtureShock - New Thinking About Children - Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman
Monday, June 11, 2018
While I enjoyed reading this author's ideas and how she expands on the typical three to four archetypes I typically see in most systems: Maiden, Mother, (Queen), Crone. I found that the inconsistency of associations between the archetypes may make them difficult to employ in ones personal practice, but I think it's great to expand on the ideas of women's archetypes.
Man and His Symbols - Carl Jung
The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell
Goddesses in Every Woman - Jean Shinoda Bolen
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Robert Moore, Doug Gilette
Friday, June 8, 2018
Red Rock Audubon Society
National Audubon Society: Field Guide to the Southwestern States
Watchable Birds of the Southwest - Mary Taylor
Birds of the Southwest - John H. Rappole
Monday, June 4, 2018
Discworld Novels featuring Death:
Friday, June 1, 2018
I read this book because I was originally interested in Paladin of Souls, but discovered it was the second in the series. This first book sounded like an interesting book with political intrigue, dark magic, and mystery; however, after reading it the only thing I liked was the concept. Cazaril is an uninteresting and dull character, whose background is never fully given to the reader despite the book being written in third person limited point of view. His relationships with other characters in the book are flat, the political intrigue is ho-hum, and the magic could be interesting but not enough is revealed to make it alive. I hope that the second in the series is not as unsatisfying as this one.
Books in the Series:
Paladin of Souls
The Hallowed Hunt
Monday, May 28, 2018
The information is also provided in a number of tables and pictures within the chapters for those who find visual representations helpful. The author also provides further resources at the end of the book for those who would like to expand their knowledge.
This is a book more for beginner's or those who want to brush up on their knowledge base. Experienced individuals may find value in the experiences in which Gooley conveys the use of this knowledge. A light and enjoyable read.
More by the Author:
How to Read Water
How to Read Nature
The Natural Navigator