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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
"Hmm . . . (sigh). This is obviously a huge bestseller, and many people seem to love it. I didn't. I'll agree that some of the religious info was interesting, but, because it's a novel, I didn't know what was actually true and what wasn't. Further,..." Read more of this review »
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Last Things by Marissa Moss
"Heartbreaking! This story is a difficult and sad story that will break your heart.

Marissa Moss is writing a Memoir about her family dealing with the time her husband came down with Bulbar ALS or a worse kind of Lou Gerrigs Disease. This is a horr..." Read more of this review »
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Who Buries the Dead by C.S. Harris
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Why Trust Science? by Naomi Oreskes
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The Rise of the Automated Aristocrats by Mark Hodder
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Benjamin Franklin
“In all your Amours you should prefer old Women to young ones. You call this a Paradox, and demand my Reasons. They are these:

1. Because as they have more Knowledge of the World and their Minds are better stor’d with Observations, their Conversation is more improving and more lastingly agreable.

2. Because when Women cease to be handsome, they study to be good. To maintain their Influence over Men, they supply the Diminution of Beauty by an Augmentation of Utility. They learn to do a 1000 Services small and great, and are the most tender and useful of all Friends when you are sick. Thus they continue amiable. And hence there is hardly such a thing to be found as an old Woman who is not a good Woman.

3. Because there is no hazard of Children, which irregularly produc’d may be attended with much Inconvenience.

4. Because thro’ more Experience, they are more prudent and discreet in conducting an Intrigue to prevent Suspicion. The Commerce with them is therefore safer with regard to your Reputation. And with regard to theirs, if the Affair should happen to be known, considerate People might be rather inclin’d to excuse an old Woman who would kindly take care of a young Man, form his Manners by her good Counsels, and prevent his ruining his Health and Fortune among mercenary Prostitutes.

5. Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement.

6. Because the Sin is less. The debauching a Virgin may be her Ruin, and make her for Life unhappy.

7. Because the Compunction is less. The having made a young Girl miserable may give you frequent bitter Reflections; none of which can attend the making an old Woman happy.

8thly and Lastly They are so grateful!!”
Benjamin Franklin

Sean Gibson
“The day I can't pull something useful out of my ass is the day I quit sticking things up my ass.”
Sean Gibson

Albert Camus
“Nobody realises that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”
Albert Camus

Alan W. Watts
“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
Alan Watts

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