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  • Birthday 06/08/1956

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    "Books, lots and lots of books. I read 'em, you betcha." Making tasteless jokes about anything sacred. Or not.

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  1. maarsen

    Mental Wellbeing Thread

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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    Where is the line about "the poor huddled masses yearning to vote Republican".
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    Jaqen H'hghar was someone.

    Hoffa, he did Hoffa.
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    What should be done... about climate change

    Not asking much of autopilots are we?
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    U.S. Politics: Moscow Mitch

    I work in a place where people are put on suicide watch and when the poop hits the impeller I was the one to represent the fall person/funky who gets blamed. First it happens a lot. Some people cannot do night shifts. Sometimes the person covering has other duties. Sometime the place is just understaffed. And yes the funky gets blamed no matter what the reason. A good union and a good lawyer are a great help in these situations.
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    Look On My Works Ye Mighty and Despair: the Literary Future

    I don't have a link. I use the search function in Project Gutenberg and look for historical fiction. You can then scroll through different eras of history and Henty's name keeps coming up. The man was prolific.
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    Look On My Works Ye Mighty and Despair: the Literary Future

    I read a lot of boy's adventure fiction while I was a boy but nothing by Henty, unless I have completely forgotten, which is unlikely for me. I still remember details of the Tom Swift and Hardy Boys stuff I read 50 years ago.
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    Look On My Works Ye Mighty and Despair: the Literary Future

    I go through the listing for historical reading and Henty's name is everywhere but I had never heard of him.
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    Vocabulary help

    Faking an identity, in whole or in part.
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    Look On My Works Ye Mighty and Despair: the Literary Future

    As an insatiable reader I have dipped into Project Gutenberg and what an experience that is for reputations. Conan Doyle always wanted to be remembered for his historical novels, not Sherlock Holmes. I saw a few of them on Project Gutenberg snd read them. They were awful. The only one that I liked was The White Company. Not only that but who is the extremely prolific GA Henty and why is he not even a footnote in literature?
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    Dating - I love the way you swipe

    My youngest daughter is your age and going through the same problem. It will get better.
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    Dating - I love the way you swipe

    It is like riding a bike. Once you learn it stays with you. The trick is not to over think things and go with first impressions. And don't use Friends as a dating guide. Ugh.
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    Dating - I love the way you swipe

    It also becomes easier to tell once you are in a relationship, whether in a good or bad one.
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    Caledon and Hockley Valley are both part of the Niagara Escarpment up here in Ontario. Norman Jewison has been a resident there for many years.
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    u.s. politics: sundowning on the american empire

    Caledon Hockley? I almost choked reading that name. Talk about a Canadian reference to a fellow director.
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