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    ďThe difference between listening and pretending to listen, I discovered, is enormous. One is fluid, the other is rigid. One is alive, the other is stuffed. Eventually, I found a radical way of...
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    Thank you both. For some reason I woke at 4...

    Thank you both.

    For some reason I woke at 4 this morning, thinking about this thread and that this is a better fit for the thread.

    Teddy Tour Tag

    They are not your toys anymore....
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    Aggregate some steel around those nerves. Lay...

    Aggregate some steel around those nerves.
    Lay them in the fire until they are immune.
    Work them ... hard.
    When they are malleable, open to impression,
    Create.

    Ploughshares are better than...
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    Birches. Robert Frost. Much of Robert Frost...

    Birches. Robert Frost. Much of Robert Frost should be spoken.

    For entirely different reasons, so should Banjo Patterson. In a library with kids I would be reading Mulga Bill's Bicycle.
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    Clatter

    Clatter
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    Telempath, by Spider Robinson. It gave me...

    Telempath, by Spider Robinson.


    It gave me some insights into human interactions that I hadn't yet encountered IRL.




    Dynamo or couch potato?
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    Toroid

    Toroid
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    oops.

    oops.
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    Rough guess, 100. Not always to swim, sometimes...

    Rough guess, 100. Not always to swim, sometimes to walk. Occasionally "just to make sure it's still there."


    How many people do you know who've had COVID?
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    Thanks for the background. It will inform the...

    Thanks for the background. It will inform the book when I get to it.

    Way too lazy to do much historical delving for myself :).
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    I'm also fond of Horatio Hornblower and would...

    I'm also fond of Horatio Hornblower and would suspect that Forester deviated from history to create a plotline that was personal and immediate, and soluble by an individual hero.

    I haven't read...
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    “Time of the Mad Atom” This is the age of the...

    “Time of the Mad Atom”

    This is the age of the half-read page.

    And the quick hash and the mad dash.

    The bright night with the nerves tight.

    The plane hop and the brief stop.
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    Thread necrophilia - sorry. My son is in the...

    Thread necrophilia - sorry.

    My son is in the US and I turned down invitations, as I enjoy the peace and quiet of Xmas here - so, none.



    How many keys on your keyboard show signs of wear?
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    cleave

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    A Canticle for Leibowitz. Aubrey/Maturin series....

    A Canticle for Leibowitz.
    Aubrey/Maturin series. (counts as 20)
    Vanity Fair


    22 (or 3, one of which is huge)
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    Many thanks Ecurb. Great film recommendations...

    Many thanks Ecurb. Great film recommendations that will while away my spare hours for ages.
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    Hangout: What I saw a bloke do recently when he...

    Hangout: What I saw a bloke do recently when he squatted in shorts at a BBQ.




    arboreal
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    I loved this thread. Don'tknow if this board has...

    I loved this thread. Don'tknow if this board has a policy on thread necromancy?

    Lilliputian: Dyslexic relative of Vladimir




    Messy
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    Poetry appeals when it speaks to you. This one...

    Poetry appeals when it speaks to you. This one found me in a time of loss. I love it still.

    One Art

    By Elizabeth Bishop

    The art of losing isnít hard to master;
    so many things seem filled...
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    Haven't seen a film since 3 Billboards, then 2 in...

    Haven't seen a film since 3 Billboards, then 2 in one week.

    Bohemian Rhapsody cleaned up Freddy Mercury's story a little but was wonderful anyway. I intend to let my 8 and 9yos see it, since they...
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    I can be spontaneous, at a pinch. :) If...

    I can be spontaneous, at a pinch. :)



    If you had to own a cow would it be beef or dairy?
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    A Canticle for Leibowitz. Cats or dogs?

    A Canticle for Leibowitz.



    Cats or dogs?
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    Yes. Yes she does. I first read The...

    Yes. Yes she does.

    I first read The Fountainhead at an age when I was uncritical of texts and unknowledgeable of the ideological segregations within politics.

    What my young mind took away from...
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    Calling it, and I hope I never have to make such...

    Calling it, and I hope I never have to make such a choice again. Both appeal, for very different reasons.

    Choosing between 2 pieces that incorporate both truth and beauty I lean towards Cassie,...
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