Meaning Beyond Reason

Anthony Caponi
6x9 134 pp, $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-935666-20-2

The book explores the relations between reason and intuition as it relates to art, education, religion, rhetoric, and science, arguing that verbal concepts often create false gods, obscure understanding, and impinge upon the vital engagement in life. It reads like a poem but conveys nuggets of wisdom drawn from an unfettered youth in the mountains of Italy and a lifetime of making, and teaching, art.

Who Am I ... Now That I'm not Who I Was?
Connie Goldman
$19.95 (pb) 216 pp

In her new book of interviews, Connie Goldman explores the choices women make in their middle years and beyond, as old objectives and personae fall away and new ones begin to take their place. In the course of eighteen interviews, we hear artists, administrators, housewives and physicians, teachers and social activists, describing how their sense of self has changed as they choose new paths, face the challenges of illness and divorce, care for elderly parents, pursue new career goals, or simply learn how to slow down and appreciate the passing days.

Microgrants - It's Working
Foreword by Joe Selvaggio,edited by Jim Klobuchar, intro by Tony Bouza
(pb) $19.95 266 pp

This book examines the effect of a single, simple idea —that relatively small amounts of cash, loaned or granted to poor people with ability and drive, can have a profound effect on their lives, their families, and their communities I. contains the stories of 77 people who have received such“Microgrants” in the Twin Cities area. The stories relate the grantees' struggles and plans to improve their lives, how they used their grants, and what happened as a result. Did the payback justify the expense? Part two of MicroGrants offers commentary and analysis of the program from several perspectives, including those of John Mauriel, PhD;Betsy Buckley; Mitch Pearlstein, PhD; Tom Fiutak, EdD; Laura Waterman Wittstock.

Heroes Among Us
Social Entrepreneurs, Strengthening Families and Building Community

Peter Heegaard
edited by Lori Sturdevant
$19.95 (pb) 236 pages
ISBN: 978-1-932472-67-7

Peter Heegaard has collected the stories of eleven community leaders active in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area. We learn about their childhood experiences, the hardships they sometimes endured, the support they received from their families and neighborhoods early in life, and their later commitment to improving those social environments. Among the individuals profiled are Douglas Hall, Hussein Samatar, Brenda St. Germaine, Mike Temali, Laura Waterman Wittstock, Hoang Tran, Atum Azzahir, Sandra Vargas, Richard Ericson, John Durand, and Joe Errigo.

Witness a Miracle--Your Own
Sidney H. Levinson
$14.95 pb
ISBN 1-932472-63-0

The author describes his battle with cancer and shares the lessons he learned along the way, and also from talking to long-term cancer survivors. Out of these experiences he has created a "blueprint" for coping and overcoming the disease. The step-by-step techniques he has developed are so simple that anyone can learn them. Sid's book is a message of hope to others. In his own words, he says, "This book provides the reader a clear, empowering formula that can pave the way to your taking charge of your own healing journey."

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