The Power of Passion and Perseverance Among Angela Duckworth's  most valuable insights: any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal; grit can be learned, regardless of IQ or circumstances; when it comes to child-rearing, neither a warm embrace nor high standards will work by themselves; how to trigger lifelong interest; the magic of the Hard Thing Rule; and so much more. 
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Germany’s Black HolocaustIn the 1890s Blacks were tortured in German concentration camps in Southwest Africa (now called Namibia) when Adolph Hitler was only a child. Colonial German doctors conducted unspeakable medical experiments on these emaciated helpless Africans decades before such atrocities were ever visited upon the Jews. Thousands of Africans were massacred. Regrettably, historians neglected to properly register the slaughter--that is, to lift it from the footnote in history that it had been relegated to--until now. In an attempt to give the incidents their rightful recognition in the historical context of the Holocaust, Dr. Firpo W. Carr has authored Germany's Black Holocaust: 1890-1945 
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No president in the history of the United States has inspired more alarm and confusion than Donald Trump. As questions and concerns about his decisions, behavior, and qualifications for office have multiplied, they point to one primary question: Does he pose a genuine threat to our country?
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Dyslexic is the remarkable story of Mike Balzano, an undiagnosed learning-disabled child of working class immigrants whose antisocial behavior earned him the name "Crazy Mikey." Failing at everything, he became a garbage collector until crippled by a back injury. He then entered an optical apprenticeship that turned his life around. He earned a high school diploma, graduated from university magna cum laude, and earned a PhD with distinction from Georgetown University in Washington, DC" 
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A guide to personal and professional empowerment through civility and social skills, written by two White House Social Secretaries who offer an important fundamental message—everyone is important and everyone deserves to be treated well.
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Jim candidly discusses some of the sensory changes in his life.
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How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years. There is an obesity epidemic in this country and  poor Black women  are particularly stigmatized as “diseased” and a burden on the public health care system. This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat Black women, which Sabrina Strings shows took root more than two hundred years ago.
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Dr. Travers teaches us that from very early ages, some at two and three years old, trans children find themselves to be different from the sex category that was assigned to them at birth. How they make their voices heard—to their parents and friends, in schools, in public spaces, and through the courts—is the focus of today's conversation.
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   Jim challenges some of the changes in his life -- some of which he was unaware and quite displeased ...If you would like to email Jim or Pamela you can do so by sending an email to Pamela@ MYNDTALK.org 
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Jim continues sharing his very personal experience of dementia -  discussing some of the subtle changes of which he is aware and  unaware...If you would like to email Jim or Pamela you can do so by sending an email to Pamela@ MYNDTALK.org 
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