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The Hypomanic Edge by John D. Gartner
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Armada by Ernest Cline
Armada
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I have been in a weird place lately with reading. I have had a hard time getting into and staying into fiction books for the first time in my life. When I have read, it has been nonfiction, and it has been intermittent. I think the reason for this is ...more
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This has a lot of good stuff in it. It doesn't include particular exercises to work with your horse, but it has an overview of something much more fundamental and important. I think many people who ride horses do so without having any idea how a hors ...more
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The Grace to Race by Sister Madonna Buder
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I kind of wanted more from this, but I'm not sure what I was expecting. It was an interesting account of a life that requires an strength of will that is difficult for me to imagine (in both being a nun and a triathlete). This woman has had so many i ...more
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Do I Make Myself Clear? Why Writing Well Matters by Harold Evans
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Fundamental Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise by James Watkins
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Far more in depth than I needed, this was still written very accessibly and was useful for understanding the basic structures and their mechanics.
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Hunter S. Thompson
“Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman

Aldous Huxley
“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Hunter S. Thompson
“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”
Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

Tom Robbins
“(1) When a situation has become too frustrating, a quandary too persistently insolvable; when dealing with the issue is generating chronic discontent, infringing on freedom, and inhibiting growth, it may be time to quit beating one’s head against the wall, reach for a big fat stick of metaphoric dynamite, light the fuse, and blast the whole unhappy business nine miles past oblivion. (2) After making an extreme effort, after pulling out all the stops, one is still unable to score Tibetan peach pie, take it as a signal to relax, grin, pick up a fork, and go for a slice of the apple.”
Tom Robbins, Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life

Aldous Huxley
“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.”
Aldous Huxley, Do What You Will: Twelve Essays

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