Quarterly Media Review (very late)

3 months and a day, I see, since last I posted. Today the spring/summer semester comes to a close. I am working from home while ex-super-typhoon Noru ( demoted last evening to a tropical storm) buckets down. For the time being we have respite from the challenging heat and humidity of the past weeks and enjoying feeling, if briefly, human again.

Following below are the media that held my attention from March through June.


  • Palace Walk, Mahfouz Naguib
  • My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout
  • A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness
  • World Folktales, Anita Stern
  • On The Origin of Stories, Brian Boyd
  • Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari
  • Momo, Michael Ende
  • Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle


  • Poems, New and Collected, Wislawa Szymborska
  • Map,Wislawa Szymborska
  • Selected Poems, Denise Levertov
  • A Quiet Place, Seicho Matsumoto


  • Speaking into the Air, John Durham Peters (ongoing)
  • Silence & Beauty, Makoto Fujimura (ongoing)


  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, YiYun Li
  • The Far Shore, Yoko Tawada


+ The Liturgists w/ Richard Rohr on The Cosmic Christ

+ Rachel Kohn, The Spirit of Things, (Australian Radio National), Dances of Universal Peace

+ The Why Factor, Words Matter

+ BBC World Service, The Power of The Word (Love to read)

+ The Forum, A Single World, Many Identities

+ Cultural Frontiers, The Effects of Emigration on the Writer

+ Intelligence Squared, (Carlo Rovelli, Christophe Galfard),  The Architecture of the Universe.




  • Spotlight
  • Arrival


NEW APPS (I learned Cyrillic for a laugh & am practicing Japanese)

  • Duolingo
  • Memrise