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At Amberleaf Fair by Phyllis Ann Karr
"From the colorful James Warhola cover, this book entices you in. Karr weaves a gem of a tale, with a prose and style that stands out as not your ordinary fantasy world.

Here craft and trade and magery skills are honored with the payment of pebbles..." Read more of this review »
Winter Fire by William R. Trotter
"The most different WW-II book I ever read, who would have thought Finland was part of the war and music could be a part of it. Trotter has a way of writing which holds my attention. "
Winter Fire by William R. Trotter
"Bill is my friend, and I really liked this book. If you like music, Sibelius and WWII stories, this could be for you.
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Walter Pater
“To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life. In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike. While all melts under our feet, we may well grasp at any exquisite passion, or any contribution to knowledge that seems by a lifted horizon to set the spirit free for a moment, or any stirring of the sense, strange dyes, strange colours, and curious odours, or work of the artist’s hands, or the face of one’s friend. Not to discriminate every moment some passionate attitude in those about us, and in the very brilliancy of their gifts some tragic dividing on their ways, is, on this short day of frost and sun, to sleep before evening. With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch. What we have to do is to be for ever curiously testing new opinions and courting new impressions, never acquiescing in a facile orthodoxy, of Comte, or of Hegel, or of our own. Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what might otherwise pass unregarded by us. “Philosophy is the microscope of thought.” The theory or idea or system which requires of us the sacrifice of any part of this experience, in consideration of some interest into which we cannot enter, or some abstract theory we have not identified with ourselves, or of what is only conventional, has no real claim upon us.”
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Lawrence Durrell
“Who invented the human heart, I wonder? Tell me, and then show me the place where he was hanged.”
Lawrence Durrell, Justine
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“I can't control the wind but I can adjust the sail.”
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Gordon Parks
“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
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