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Wendy Goerl Y;know, I probably would have answered this differently as a kid, but now I'm so consistently looking for the other shoe to drop, a lot of books that…moreY;know, I probably would have answered this differently as a kid, but now I'm so consistently looking for the other shoe to drop, a lot of books that might have seemed fun aren't so inviting on closer inspection. Look at Harry Potter: sure it'd be fun to wave a wand and have things happen, but I don't know if it's worth risking those unliftable jinxes, or what do you do with something you don't like but someone put a permanent sticking charm on it? Likewise Star Trek (it counts, because there are a lot of novels set in the universe. When I was a kid, I thought it'd be great to fly around the galaxy, but today I see the dark side of technology and wonder how much of that I'd have to deal with in the Star Trek universe. In fact, my experience with modern technology--and government's attitude about using it--has poisoned the waters for a lot of book worlds, even as a tourist.

So, I guess I'd have to say I'd like to be a Pernese dragon rider. Preferably born a generation or two after they landed. Or else some kind of craftsman (maybe with a ninja skill or two, but not a full shinobi) in Naruto's world. They seem to know how to keep technology at arm's length.(less)
Wendy Goerl A few days ago, I found this clip from the movie Divergent. I found the book at my local library and read the first two books. By the time anyone gets…moreA few days ago, I found this clip from the movie Divergent. I found the book at my local library and read the first two books. By the time anyone gets around to reading this, I'll probably have the third finished. (And so far, I think that scene was the best part of the whole story.) Otherwise, most of my reading has been dedicated to SS Edmund Fitzgerald research, and by the time I finish that, I'll have changed gears to getting ready for my county fair (mostly photography and painting) on Labor Day weekend.(less)
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The first deadline was June 7, 2017. Then early July. Then July 14. Then November 10.

And I was still transcribing On to a New Beginning.

And in October, my father died.

Okay, June 7, 2018 will be the 60th anniversary of the Edmund Fitzgerald's launch.

Then my sister had a house fire. "Rhythm of writing" upended.

June 7 came and went, and I still hadn't finished the "biography" portion of the book.

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“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
--Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759”
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“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“The curse of every ancient civilization was that its men in the end became unable to fight. Materialism, luxury, safety, even sometimes an almost modern sentimentality, weakened the fibre of each civilized race in turn; each became in the end a nation of pacifists, and then each was trodden under foot by some ruder people that had kept that virile fighting power the lack of which makes all other virtues useless and sometimes even harmful.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.”
Benjamin Franklin

“It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
Benjamin Franklin

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