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    I know someone who became good friends with...

    I know someone who became good friends with someone online and talked to them for two years before they got together. They didn't call their online friendship a "relationship" -- like this woman...
  2. First million, I'd buy a great place in my...

    First million, I'd buy a great place in my favorite part of Boston. After that, though, I'd do a lot of charity stuff and also start my own non-profit. Put some aside for my daughter's schooling and...
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    It was "eh". I got some useful stuff done, but...

    It was "eh". I got some useful stuff done, but not as much as I would have liked.
  4. I'm a sucker for challenging language that makes...

    I'm a sucker for challenging language that makes me question the structure of thought and the way thought and language interplay. I like language that breaks down structures and reassembles them as...
  5. Here are a few challenging but good ones I'm...

    Here are a few challenging but good ones I'm thinking of off the top of my head. I've starred the ones I'm most likely to go to when I'm really hungry to encounter a mind much greater than my own.
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    We've blown through books a lot in several of the...

    We've blown through books a lot in several of the college classes I've taken. I can't really compare them to high school classes though since I was barely in high school.
  7. I don't agree with McCarthy, but I do think many...

    I don't agree with McCarthy, but I do think many books are longer than they need to be; not only does every sentence fail to justify itself, but a good portion fail at it. However, saying nobody will...
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    I think that most students [secretly] like and...

    I think that most students [secretly] like and respect and even prefer teachers who do not just give them the answers. There is no chance of providing a spark of passion by giving the answers, but...
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    Here are a few, some I took on my cell camera and...

    Here are a few, some I took on my cell camera and used some apps to edit, and some I took on my DSLR. The one of the child is my daughter.
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  10. A sound plan indeed. I actually appreciate my...

    A sound plan indeed.

    I actually appreciate my mother much more now than I did as a teen (don't we all?) but part of that is the fact that we don't have to live together! Also, I love seeing how...
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    Say it here because you can't say it directly: the get if off your chest thread

    There was a thread like this started at another forum I go to. The premise is that, when you have something you really wish you could say to someone, anyone, but cannot, you can say it here just to...
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    I want to be really mean and nasty about this,...

    I want to be really mean and nasty about this, but I'm holding back.
  13. Let me be clear. I still resent her for it. lol ...

    Let me be clear. I still resent her for it. lol

    I hope, and it sounds like this is the case, that your daughter does as much as possible to annoy you back.
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    I wish my toddler were more amenable to letting...

    I wish my toddler were more amenable to letting me get a bit of writing done.
  15. Yes. When I was around sixteen my mom would wake...

    Yes. When I was around sixteen my mom would wake me up earlier than I would have liked on weekends by pretending the dog was talking to me through my door, asking me to get up.

    However, even now,...
  16. I don't mean to be a spoilsport, but I think it's...

    I don't mean to be a spoilsport, but I think it's unfortunate to annoy someone else for sport. I know teenagers can be trying, but the fact that you and your wife are trying in return can't help the...
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    I have not read all of anyone's works, or at...

    I have not read all of anyone's works, or at least not all of the works of anyone "great". (I somehow don't think J.K. Rowling counts). I feel rather guilty spending too much time on one author...
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    I don't think this is a function of inherent lack...

    I don't think this is a function of inherent lack of appreciation, but rather the fact that one stops being affected by that which they become used to. If you're rich, vacations and massages don't...
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    In my first/only semester of high school for...

    In my first/only semester of high school for which I listed the reading above, it was an honors class.
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    I don't know what my IQ is. I was last tested in...

    I don't know what my IQ is. I was last tested in the eighth grade, and my teacher told my mother, "With that IQ, she can do whatever she puts her mind to," but I was never told what it was.

    I read...
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    In my first semester of high school (I was...

    In my first semester of high school (I was homeschooled after that), we read:

    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
    The Three Musketeers
    Cold Sassy Tree
    Romeo and Juliet

    I don't remember...
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    I disagree. I think artists of every sort from...

    I disagree. I think artists of every sort from many ages have moved forward with what they do partly in response to the feeling that everything has already been done... and they're always wrong. Even...
  23. There are the obvious ones like The Da Vinci...

    There are the obvious ones like The Da Vinci Code, course. Then there are the one's I should probably be embarrassed not to like. There are several works where I simultaneously recognize their...
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    I haven't read anything at all by Faulkner,...

    I haven't read anything at all by Faulkner, Bellow, Updike, Waugh, Cather... nothing by the Bronte sisters except Agnes Grey, which seems odd. Though I have read certain things by the authors of the...
  25. Your favorite excerpt/quote from all of literature

    I just wondered if anyone here has an excerpt/quote from all of literature that you love more than you can say. I love a lot of different books and poems, but one excerpt in particular has always...
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