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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:41 PM
    Oldie2007

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    A little something every chance we get.
    That's great news, brother! Hope recovery goes better than expected too!
     
  2. Jun 23, 2022 at 12:43 PM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    I just found out it's National Hydration Day on the XM. So, immediately finished the slow Putz, and headed to the pool! :cheers:
    Someone's got to do it!
     
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    Livin when and where we do has very good advantages. If I was anywhere in the world I wouldn’t be alive today.

    I will keep little Giana in my prayers and good thoughts. I grew up Catholic but have changed my views on the church many times. I have my own personal relationship with my maker and so far so good. I like people and don’t think that who or what you worship or don’t worship is a reason for me to like or dislike you. It’s all in how you are as a person and how you treat others.

    Your kind words made me smile today, thank you!

    I hope you have the mild Covid that’s going around! Be well and do what the doctors say to do and you should be golden. Putting good vibes out there for you!

    Covid is no joke.
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2022 at 1:13 PM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    I have the same ideals as you Sir. I respect everyone regardless of race, religion or country of origin. I try to be as positive with people as I can because that's how I roll. I am glad that I could make you smile today. I try to do that with people as much as possible because like I always say, Life is to short. Have a good day and a long life Ivan. Enjoy the hunting.
     
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    Elevate, elevate, elevate! It reduces swelling, which reduces pain and also gives your body less stuff to fight against as strives to help you recover. We religiously kept my wife's foot elevated above her heart for weeks after foot surgery, and it noticeably reduced recovery time.

    Glad to hear it went well!
     
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    Prayers for you and wife.
    :pray::pray:
     
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    Travlr

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    What do you like to read?
     
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    I’m a voracious reader and my reading material is quite eclectic. I like fiction and nonfiction.. Right now I’m reading a older book by Michio Kaku a theoretical physicist called Parallel Worlds about the creation of the universe, higher dimensions, multiple dimensions, the future of the cosmos. It’s fascinating. I like science based books. I’m a history buff too and love reading American history. My favorite is the 40’s and 50’s and especially WW2. Also early American history.
    Fiction I like classics like Mark Twain, Jack London, Steinbeck etc. Horror and paranormal like HP Lovecraft and Dale Koontz, Edgar Allan Poe etc.
    I also like spy, adventure, thrillers such as Alistair Maclean, Jack Higgins, James Rollins (really like Rollins), Brad Thor, Clive Cussler, William Johnstone, and a hundred others.
    I just finished reading A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold a classic conservation book and previously The Wonder of Birds a fascinating book about birds.
    I started reading quite young and have read tens of thousands of books. I’ll read almost anything. I’m a slacker compared to Theodor Roosevelt, I read somewhere that he had read 20,0000+ books by age 30. Give me some suggestions and I’ll read them.
    After all that you’re probably sorry you asked:)
     
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  9. Jun 23, 2022 at 7:14 PM
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    LOL... I wouldn't have asked if I wasn't interested. I remember going to the library as a ten year old and coming home with a stack of books that came to the top of my head as I carried them. I had the thickest one read, Geronimo, by the time we got home. The books wouldn't last the full week. I'd read under my covers at night with a flashlight. In junior high I had to walk home and my father would be furious because I'd get lost in the comic books at a store on the way home and they worried when I was two hours late.
    I don't read much non-fiction.
    Dale Koontz or Dean Koontz? I stopped reading Dean Koontz for several reasons, and Stephen King because I felt he must have been paid by the word.
    My favorite classics are The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, and The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Of contemporary authors I like Tom Clancy, John Grisham, and just about all of the big names in Science Fiction. Edward Abbey wrote some interesting stuff too.
    But I have to admit that I've become jaded lately. I doubt I read more than a couple of books a year now.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2022 at 7:38 PM
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    You guys make me jealous. And I'm surprised and appalled that neither of you mentioned Steinbeck or Michener. I learned to read before Kindergarten with comic books. I had subscriptions to Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse, and read the Sunday Funnies before my parents came downstairs. My eyes deteriorated years ago, and since have not been able to stay awake to read like I used to. It''s frustrating to read the same paragraph 3 times, and then not remember what you read. I'm jealous is an understatement.
     
  11. Jun 23, 2022 at 7:41 PM
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    I too started reading quite young and would also read under the covers by flashlight. And actually The Jungle and The Good Earth are two of my all time favorites and I’d add the Grapes of Wrath to that list. Yeh I got tired of Dean Koontz but really liked him when I read the first few. And yes Tom Clancy and John Grisham are two favorites.I like every book they’ve written but haven’t read the most recent Grisham books. My favorite is probably the book The Firm. I’ve read sci-fi but just never got into it that much. Now that you mentioned Grisham think I’ll read the few I’ve missed. Any other suggestions let me know.
     
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    I mentioned Steinbeck, like all his books. Grapes of Wrath is my favorite. I forgot about Michener but his books are unique and simply awesome. Last one I read was Caribbean which I read on a Caribbean cruise.
     
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    Some years ago I thought I had a talent for writing since I couldn't read anymore. I wrote some flash fiction and some poetry. I was a flash in the pan. I pulled a second place in the Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, invited to New Orleans but not invited to read what I wrote, bummer. Some local coffee houses for readings, never could read aloud though, couldn't memorize, and worst of all, I got emotional while reading. Stupid emotional. Embarrassing emotional. Gave it up.
     
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    Back in 2003, when I was recovering from my second (of three) broken legs, I sat down and started writing a historical fiction story based loosely around the 1930s evolution of the Pratt & Whitney radial engines; I could never figure out whether to make it historically accurate, have lots of violence and/or conflict and/or sex, or a smattering of all three. Then I figured, "Nah, ain't nobody wants to read nuthin' like that." Two months and 800 pages later I put it down and got back to work. :p
     
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    The last book I finished was Grisham... Sycamore Row... and I liked it a lot. A little darker than his normal stuff and easier to identify with for me. Seemed deeper than his usual.

    It seems like people that read non-fiction have a harder time with sci-fi and people that read sci-fi read less non-fiction. Just my experience, at least. There is some pretty "out there" sci-fi...
     
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    I really enjoy Steinbeck, “Of Mice and Men” is my favorite followed closely by “Travels with Charley”. We have a standard Poodle we names Charley as a result of that book.
     
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    Violence, conflict, and sex keep a book interesting for people not well versed in the evolution of technical subjects. But once involved they often learn something valuable if only by osmosis. Did you have a story line or just the history of how the engine was developed?
     
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    Travels With Charlie is indeed a special book. Cannery Row and Tortilla Flats are also excellent reads.
     
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