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Linda Robinson

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Writer/artist living in small town Michigan. I am a woman, paddler, rebel wannabe, constant reader, recovering wine snob, primary caregiver, and anarchist emeritus.

When I was young, I wanted to be an alien. My brothers think I succeeded.

The first book I could read by myself was "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back." The next book I remember reading was Taylor Caldwell's "Dear and Glorious Physician."

By second grade, I had the thickest glasses in my family. Still do. I read by lamp light, moonlight, flashlight, candlelight and the pilot light in the furnace. Books are as important to my survival as water and dark chocolate.
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Created for Those Who Suffer

The post title is from Tad Mosel's play All The Way Home and continues "especially those who cannot endure."In 2004 my sister's best friend was diagnosed with stage not gonna make it breast cancer. I didn't know until I was diagnosed that the younger you are, the less chance of survival you have.

Stacy was 28. Stacy was going to die. Soon.

When Stacy was diagnosed I worked at the American Cance

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Published on November 13, 2020 23:46
Average rating: 4.0 · 18 ratings · 12 reviews · 4 distinct works
Chantepleure

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Caregiver: Finding Your Self

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You May Already Be A Winner!

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The architecture of the Scholomance gets in the way of a powerful narrative, but only a little. It's a personal issue that if I have a map fore and aft I'm going to want to refer to it. Impossible here, so give it up and just dig in. Enjoyed the alli ...more
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Superb debut. Heartaching, triumphant, bittersweet story of teenager Libby Gallagher who tries to hold her family together singlehandedly. A cautionary tale for those siblings who came into the world thinking it was on them to make sure everyone thri ...more
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“We email, teleconference, webinar, but we are not in the room with the people. It is a false connectedness - artificial team-building. It's like eating the menu instead of the food.”
Linda Robinson, Chantepleure

“Life lessons cannot be applied topically.”
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“I must catch up to the others, for I am their leader.”
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“The Gracehoper was always jigging ajog, hoppy on akkant of his joyicity.”
James Joyce, Finnegans Wake

“Do not be daunted by the insurmountability of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work but neither are you free to abandon it.”
Talmud Selections English, Hebraic Literature: Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala

“I discovered there was something else I had never considered-Plan C- don't turn to mush, don't leave, stay and resist. Tango's entire point.”
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“Time. Time. What is time? Swiss manufacture it, French hoard it, Italians squander it, Americans say it is money. Hindus say it does not exist. Know what I say? I say time is a crook.”
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“Nobody learns anything by doing everything right.”
Linda Robinson, Chantepleure

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Kalliope Linda wrote: "I hope you enjoy the experience. I just read Garden of Evening Mists, too. Such pain and beauty is profound."

Yes. Out of allthe Booker Prize candidates that one seemed to me the most interesting, but I wanted to start with an earlier book. Will let you know about Rain.


message 4: by Linda

Linda Robinson I hope you enjoy the experience. I just read Garden of Evening Mists, too. Such pain and beauty is profound.


Kalliope Thank you for your Friends request Linda. It seems we share many friends already.

I plan to read The Gift of Rain next. I liked your review.


message 2: by Linda

Linda Robinson Kris wrote: "Thank you so much for the friend request, Linda! I see we have many interests and books in common. I'm looking forward to great discussions with you. :)"

As am I! Thanks for connecting, Kris.


message 1: by Kris

Kris Thank you so much for the friend request, Linda! I see we have many interests and books in common. I'm looking forward to great discussions with you. :)


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