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Off to Tend to His Workshop

I wept this morning upon reading that Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died. I cannot explain why except to say that this man’s writing and life captured many essential things for me. 91 more words

Books And Literature

Little Boxes

Before I dive into The Silmarillion, I’ve been reading Tony Orlando’s autobiography Halfway to Paradise.  In this excerpt, he talks about having Freddie Prinze on his show in the early 70s: 118 more words

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Pierre Lemaitre's 'Alex'

It’s very difficult to explain the plot of ‘Pierre Lemaitre’s Alex’ without giving away too much. We open with the kidnapping and torture of a girl. 287 more words

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Old Man and the Sea

Excerpt from Tony Orlando’s autobiography Halfway to Paradise:

…my father loved to fish, and my brothers went fishing with him all the time.  I could count the times on one hand when I went fishing with him. 

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Spirituality

Learning patience, Showing patience

Some thoughts on this and on I’m Small and Other Verses, by Lilian Moore and Jill McElmurry (Illustrator) – Walker Books, London

I can be ridiculously impatient.

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Babies And Toddlers

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Another excerpt from Louisiana Hayride Years: Making Musical History in Country’s Golden Age  by Horace Logan:

Early that December, Elvis had started rehearsing a new number that would eclipse everything else he’d put together. 

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Under the Sun

One thing I didn’t expect from Louisiana Hayride Years: Making Musical History in Country’s Golden Age was the amount of drinking and hard drugs, groupies and promiscuity that went on in Country Music during the late 1940s and early 1950s.  47 more words

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