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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see you around Caam. Very Happy

Re-Reading Cornwell's "Saxon Chronicles" since I just picked up teh latest one. So, The Last Kingdom.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Av! I've been in an intellectual dirty for so long that I hadn't realized I was in one. Then I read Fist's post in the Loresraat and realized that I've been dumbed down by social media. I need to come back to where the conversation is lively and interesting.
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The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

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The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished "Lila."

Currently reading:
"The Fishermen" by Chigozie Obioma (It's real dark. A Cain-and-Abel story.)
Heart of Darkness and other stories - Conrad (reading the one about "Karain")
"To Kill a Mockingbird" - Harper Lee

Dabbling in:
"The Writer's Reader" (a collection of stuff famous writers wrote)
"Writing from Within, A Guide to Creativity and Life Story Writing" - Bernard Selling
"Reading Like a Writer" - Francine Prose
"A Tale of Two Cities" - Dickens
two non-fiction books on Jonathan Edwards and the Enlightenment

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Thanks, Av! I've been in an intellectual dirty for so long that I hadn't realized I was in one. Then I read Fist's post in the Loresraat and realized that I've been dumbed down by social media. I need to come back to where the conversation is lively and interesting.

Good Post
Yes, social media MURDERATES my intellect!
*notes that 'murderates' is not really a word. maybe using a non-word like that is the kind of attention-getting tactic I learned from social media*
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I need to come back to where the conversation is lively and interesting.


Yes, yes you do. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wrote 'intellectual dirth ' and the damn auto-correct dumbed it down to 'dirty.' I'm getting dumbed down everywhere! Lol.

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Yes, social media MURDERATES my intellect!
*notes that 'murderates' is not really a word. maybe using a non-word like that is the kind of attention-getting tactic I learned from social media


Murderates works for me, hehehe.
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The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

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I wrote 'intellectual dirth ' and the damn auto-correct dumbed it down to 'dirty.'


Though that may well be a regional variant, I think that it's more commonly spelled 'dearth.'
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit!
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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.

The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but this is why humans are better than computers.

The computer auto-corrects it with the wrong word.

The human knows what you meant, considers that saying "it's dearth," might cause awkwardness...
...but figures you want to know the right answer anyway!

(The day I first got to the point where I first realized a family member would probably be comfortable letting me include spelling corrections in e-mails was delightful.)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pale Horseman, book 2 of Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Autumn by a Karl Ove Knausgaard
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lords Of The North, book 3 of Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sword Song, book 4 of Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eventually I will get it, but I just got Salman Rushdie's new book, The Golden House.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+JMJ+

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read The Burning Land over the weekend, now I'm on Death Of Kings, book 6 of Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles.

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Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook by a Mark Bray
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pagan Lord, book 7 of Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles.

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Fields of Sense: A New Realist Ontology by Markus Gabriel
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read book 8 (The Empty Throne) and 9 (Warriors Of The Storm) of Cornwell's Saxon Chronicles this weekend, now I'm on book 10, the latest and most recently purchased, and reason I re-read the entire series, The Flame Bearer.

Think this could be the last one...

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