CHANGE OVER TIME
Did you know that novelist Thomas Hardy had a second
career as a poet? Or that many people dont find their artistic passions
until after the age of 85? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge,
we talk about change over time -- that is, how change is really a lifelong
project. A former monk talks about transforming his life spiritually through
meditation. And Carl Honore reminds us that change itself should be...
Anne Strainchamps interviews Carl Honore, known
as the unofficial godfather of the Slowness movement. His book is called
Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children from the Culture of Hyper Parenting,
Knopf, 2008. Also mentioned was his earlier book, In Praise of
Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed.
Anne Strainchamps interviews Amy Gorman,
author of Aging Artfully: Profiles of 12 Visual and Performing Artists
85-105. Pal Publishing, 2009. The piece also included a clip of
Lily Hearst from Greg Youngs documentary, Still Kicking,
which profiled six of the women featured in Amy Gormans book.
Steve Paulson interviews Father Thomas Keating
about spiritual meditation. Father Keating was the Abott of St. Josephs
Abbey in Massachusetts, and later one of the founders of the Centering
Jim Fleming interviews Lera Auerbach, Russian
classical concert pianist and composer, about her lifelong fear of time.
Her autobiographical novel is called The Mirror.
Steve Paulson interviews Claire Tomalin about
her biography, Thomas Hardy. Penguin Press, 2007. She says it was the
death of his wife, Emma, that brought out Hardy's true nature as a poet.
A sound portrait of Diana Athill, who worked
for years as editor for some of the worlds most accomplished writers,
including John Updike, and V.S. Naipaul. At the age of 91, she wrote
her second memoir, Somewhere Towards the End. WW Norton, 2009.
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
Ask for program number 10-01-03-A.
- During Return: Ulrich Schnauss,
Passing By, from the album Far Away Trains Passing By
- After Honore: Sondre Lerche, Dan and Marie Melody,
from the Dan in Real Life Soundrack
- After Gorman: Ulrich Schnauss, As if Youve Never
Been Away, Far Away Trains Passing By
- After Keating: Aine Minogue, Celtic meditation music
- After Auerbach: Lera Auerbach, After the End of Time
- After Athill: Vicki Logan, Only Time, Finding
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