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Old age is for anybody who gets there. Warriors get old; sissies get old. In fact it’s likely that more sissies than warriors get old. Old age is for the healthy, the strong, the tough, the
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"A tree falls and a body is wrecked for life.  A shoe is lost and a young man dies.  Meanwhile, the cloudless sky stretches out, blue and endless.  Henry and Karen Brusett live in a remote section of Montana forest.  An unfortunate event has taken..." Read more of this review »
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"75% through and I couldn't make myself finish. Alas, I do not have the patience of Count Rostov with a book that bores me to sleep."
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Every life has losses and regrets, and the longer you live, the more losses you experience, and the more regrets you have. Maurice is 84, so he has lots of both, as well as a lot of happiness and joy. So on the second anniversary of his wife's death, ...more
" Not quite sure why nominations are so slow coming in, but in an attempt to rev it up, here are a couple:

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I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
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The author is a Type A, driven, perfectionist, competitive workaholic, who always needs to be right and pile up compliments and kudos to prove her self worth. I am none of those things, but I know people who are, so it was worth reading to figure out ...more
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Joseph Joubert
“The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
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William Wordsworth
“The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.”
William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads

Ernest Hemingway
“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
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Mark Twain
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

Joanna Russ
“As my mother once said: The boys throw stones at the frogs in jest.

But the frogs die in earnest.”
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