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“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”
Edward Abbey
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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
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Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe
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The United State has managed to get away with sending the poorest of our people to wars in Afghanistan and Iraq by mobilizing The National Guard, while leaving the people in their own upper economic class untouched. This pisses me off no end. The sto ...more
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“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”
Philip José Farmer
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A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson
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A charming story. but, alas, not Robert McCall Smith.
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And the Dark Sacred Night by Julia Glass
And the Dark Sacred Night
by Julia Glass (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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"You could think of promises as a series of nets: some hold a lifetime; others give way, surprisingly flimsy, in no time at all. Promises to keep secrets, those are the trickiest ones - especially when they're secrets you don't even know you've been ...more
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Unruly Places by Alastair Bonnett
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I loved the premise: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies. And many of the places explored in this little book are interesting, quirky, sometimes inspiring, even evil. Unfortunately, it reads like a textbook and that ruined i ...more
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The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
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Alice Hoffman always offers magic. Love, loss, redemption, and fate are also at the center of this women's story, set in the desert between Jerusalem and Alexandria in the time before the man named Jesus became the focus of Christianity. It is a slow ...more
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The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
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“I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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“Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect.”
Rob Reiner

Johnny Cash
“All your life, you will be faced with a choice. You can choose love or hate…I choose love.”
Johnny Cash

Bob Newhart
“I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that.”
Bob Newhart

Edward Abbey
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”
Edward Abbey

John Cowper Powys
“One needs no strange spiritual faith to worship the earth.”
John Cowper Powys

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