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Essays in idleness
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Dreadnought by Robert K. Massie
"Dreadnought is the story of the naval arms race between England and Germany leading up to World War I. Now, anyone who has taken the time to think about World War I knows that it is a nearly-intractable subject when it comes its genesis. We all le..." Read more of this review »
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A Confederacy of Dunces Cookbook by Cynthia Lejeune Nobles
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I laughed when I saw that someone had attempted such a cookbook, but I was intrigued as I read the reviews and interviews with the author. She was clearly treating the topic seriously and,apparently, she had succeeded in both creating an excellent co ...more
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Essays in idleness by Agnes Repplier
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Paul Tillich
“The fact that man never is satisfied with any stage of his finite development, the fact that nothing finite can hold him, although finitude is his destiny, indicates the indissoluble relation of everything finite to being-itself.”
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“The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79.”
Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

“His latest theory about his dealings with women isn't that he's lost his reason or that women are illogical (Deb, for instance, displays exemplary thought processes;) it's just that a certain vital part of the interface between them is strongly encrypted and requires some workaround.”
Adam Felber, Schrödinger's Ball

“People want electrons to orbit atoms like tiny planets, hard and regular. They make sense that way. People like that....they don't want their electrons to exist only as a cloud of potentialities. But that's what we've got now, and we're stuck with it. Quantum mechanics isn't going to roll over and die as easily as God did.”
Adam Felber, Schrödinger's Ball

“Many a man has cherished for years as his hobby some vague shadow of an idea too meaningless to be positively false; he has nevertheless passionately loved it has made it his companion by day and by night and has given to it his strength and his life leaving all other occupations for its sake....and then he has waked up one morning to find it gone...and the essence of his life along with it.”
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Miss Agnes and the Yankee Girl (Cooking, Food & Wine)
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Description: Stand alone story concerning a young woman learning about prejudice in the American South in an unusual way.
The Colors of a Room (Poetry)
2 chapters   —   updated May 30, 2009 01:03PM
Description: Collection of poetry which analyzes the scenes we see from a single place in rooms day after day, including special notice of the mundane and how these affect our lives. Rhyme scheme is ABCB-DD with the exception of the last stanza which is AA-BB-CC
Family Portraits (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Margaret follows her plan to have her portrait taken in a department store with Duchess
The Seduction of Honor (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Young man, a narcissist, derives ways of getting his own way in a long trip through the US. One girl provides more than he can handle.
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