#ProtectingSight #491: How do you build a sacred space? Astigmatism & autoregulation. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Welcome to my daily learning journal. Here is today’s list:

1. Ted Talk – Siamak Hariri: How do you build a sacred space?.

I love listening to an architect describe their thought process. Full of artistry, historical influences, light, shade, physics, mathematics, culture, and much more. I visited the Bahá’í Lotus Temple in New Delhi, India in the early 1990s. Watching this talk brought back many wonderful memories of my visits to religious spaces worldwide.

2. Cataract Surgery – Dr. Uday Devgan – 1259: OSN NY differing astigmatism. Superb vignettes & pearls.

3. Andrew Lee MD – Autoregulation.

4. James Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – LoyalBooks/Librivox podcast (free). Chapter 1, Part 1.

Trying to read/listen to more “classic” works which a one-time pre-med student may have underemphasized in his younger days. Also read this NYTimes essay primer on the work. (***Would love pearls on ways to better understand Joyce!)

5. “In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Yale Club of Washington, DC invites you to a virtual event about Yale’s first Native American Alum: Henry Roe Cloud, who graduated with a BA in psychology and philosophy in 1910, and earned an MA in anthropology from Yale in 1914. Our speakers are Professor Renya Ramirez, Cloud’s granddaughter and a professor of anthropology at UC Santa Cruz, and Dr. Ravi Goel ’93, who donated a collection of documents, photos and manuscripts about Cloud to Yale.”

Look forward to the special event on Election Day, Tuesday November 2, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Registration is here.

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