Daily Archives: 06/07/2021

VIDEO: Martin Carter: “You Are Involved” – Premiers on YouTube from June 7. 2021

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Martin Carter was born on 7th June 1927. To mark his memory, we explore one of his poems, You are Involved, in a series of readings, meditations and commentary. Readers include Pauline Melville and Lloyd Marshall.
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The clip is half an hour long and premieres today on YouTube at 11AM (Guyana, Toronto, NY)/ 4PM (UK).
It is a recording so it will beavailable at any point after that.

PROFILE: Extraordinary People – Godfrey Chin 1938-2012 – By Ian McDonald 

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In one conversation with Godfrey, amidst the multitude of evocations that continually cascaded out of his extraordinary memory, he told me about bird-whistling competitions and donkey-cart racing in Guyana long ago and described to me the hundred and one manifestations of that condition of bewitched infatuation in a man or a woman called typee.

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I urged him to do extended Nostalgias on all these subjects and he promised he would get around to it. He never did. It is immeasurable how much the nation lost in the passing too soon of this absolutely unique chronicler of Guyana’s rich social history. He left behind a thousand golden threads unwoven into the tapestries which were already making him celebrated.        Continue reading

TED VIDEO: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

38,750,692 views – TEDxBeaconStreet | November 2015

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER – Robert Waldinger · Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Zen priest. Robert Waldinger is the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history.