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James Han Mattson

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“I think we all know—somewhere deep inside, somewhere we don’t want to explore, somewhere maybe close to the subconscious—that the chances of us living the life we want, the life we’ve envisioned, are very slim. We have to make do. And the digital age has plastered that ‘making do’ for everyone to see while simultaneously mandating that we be more. Achievements become ‘likes.’ Thoughts become ‘shares.’ Emotions become comments at the bottom of a video. It’s a digital tapestry of unanswered prayers, and if you look really close at it all, you see this enormous wall of human misery.”
James Han Mattson, The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves

“I found, weirdly, that even with all the stuff that had taken place, even with all the drama and sadness and anger, I could sometimes feel real love for things I’d always thought I’d hate forever.”
James Han Mattson, The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves

“She was so temperamental, that one, but I’ve learned you’ve just gotta let people have their emotions, screwed-up or not, and then wait for things to get back to normal. There’s no use sitting on things forever.”
James Han Mattson, The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves

12098 Top Ten Read 2008!!! — 12 members — last activity Dec 28, 2008 09:13AM
This is the time of year I like to dorkily, privately, review the books I've read in the past twelve months and make a list of my top ten faves. Want ...more
25x33 goodlistens, 2007 — 8 members — last activity Jan 13, 2008 12:50PM
So far this year I've listened to 34 albums that came out in 2007, and read 0 books that came out in 2007. It's December 15 and I'm full of shame and ...more



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message 1: by Nicole (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:13PM)

Nicole Hey dude, it's me again. Glad you liked "Palace Thief," I really loved it. I'm now here in New england so let me know if you come thru here sometime. Say hi to Thomas C. for me. Nice that the Nebraska class is still in touch...take care, Nicole
PS What, Facebook is beneath you?? :)


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