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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
read in January, 2014
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This won a Pulitzer Prize. Hm. Must have been more patient people than me reading it. Incomplete sentences, blog-style formatting with no paragraph indents, no quotes around speech, etc. Too much of a pain to read. I was too distracted by the lousy w...more
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Crescendo by Deborah J. Ledford
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Lawful Good Thief by Theresa L. Ford
Lawful Good Thief (Kingdom of Thieves, #1)
by Theresa L. Ford (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2012
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Reading the title of the book, Lawful Good Thief, my first thought was that this was going to be a story set heavily in an AD&D world with lots of generic AD&D characters and monsters, where the heroine fights typical battles and overcomes th...more
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Lloyd Alexander
“Life's a forge! Yes, and hammer and anvil, too! You'll be roasted, smelted, and pounded, and you'll scarce know what's happening to you. But stand boldly to it! Metal's worthless till it's shaped and tempered! More labor than luck. Face the pounding, don't fear the proving; and you'll stand well against any hammer and anvil.”
Lloyd Alexander, Taran Wanderer

Martin Buber
“When I confront a human being as my Thou and speak the basic word I-Thou to him, then he is no thing among things nor does he consist of things. He is no longer He or She, a dot in the world grid of space and time, nor a condition to be experienced and described, a loose bundle of named qualities. Neighborless and seamless, he is Thou and fills the firmament. Not as if there were nothing but he; but everything else lives in his light.”
Martin Buber

Marianne Williamson
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

Lewis Carroll
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Robert Frost
“The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost

Discovering the World (or The Rise of a Cynic) (Poetry)
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Description: Copyright 2008 by Eric D. Maier, All Rights Reserved
Bewitching Eyes of Paramour (Poetry)
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The Essence of Passion (Poetry)
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