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Gary Brecht Gary Brecht said: " This is the story of an epic expedition instigated by Czar Peter the Great. His aim was two-fold; 1) expand Russia’s hold eastward in Kamchatka and to chart the Alaskan coast. 2) To record the native inhabitants, plants and animals in America’s north ...more "

Aldous Huxley
“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
Aldous Huxley, Texts & Pretexts: An Anthology With Commentaries

Joseph Conrad
“Fatalism is born of the fear of failure, for we all believe that we carry success in our own hands, and we suspect that our hands are weak.”
Joseph Conrad

“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”
Whitney M. Young Jr.

Winston S. Churchill
“Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.”
Winston Churchill

Stephen Levine
“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make who would you call and what would you say?
And why are you waiting?”
Stephen Levine
tags: life

Cowbird Nation (Poetry)
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233 ¡ POETRY ! — 22278 members — last activity 4 hours, 50 min ago
No pretensions: just poetry. Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read ...more
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This group is for anyone whose interest in History goes beyond textbooks. While I enjoy reading books that cover actual events and actual people, I al ...more
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This is a group to discuss and list books that made a difference in your life, impacted the way you live, and so on. (The books don't need to be non ...more
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