Category Archives: Books

Travellinbaen Travellin’ Agaen

Quote of the Day: What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.      —Gabriel Garcia Marquez It seems to lean the direction of gluttony to be packin’ up … Continue reading

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Born to Run

Quote of the Day: “”There’s something so universal about that sensation, the way running unites our two most primal impulses: fear and pleasure. We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and … Continue reading

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Malady of Reverie

Quote of the Day: “There are few of us who have not sometimes wakened before dawn, either after one of those dreamless nights that make us almost enamoured of death, or one of those nights of horror and misshapen joy, … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt Revisited

Quote of the Day: “Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” Teddy Roosevelt TB mentioned here a while back that I was reading “The Imperial Cruise” by James … Continue reading

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The Influential Books List

Quote of the Day: “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx TB checks in at least a couple of times a week on nmisscommentor, a … Continue reading

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Huckleberry Finn, Hero

Quote of the Day: “What a wee little part of a person’s life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. –Mark Twain TB aspires to be … Continue reading

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Wise Words For the Weekend

Sometimes writing this blog is easy. I get four or five ideas lined up and go to town for a week or two. TB is slightly ashamed to admit I get a little pleased with myself. Lately this has not … Continue reading

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Dan Brown Does It Again

Quote of the Day: “It is imagination that encircles planet Earth. Mere knowledge is limited.” –Albert Einstein TB loves Dan Brown’s books because they blow my mind. I’m a little past halfway through his latest, The Lost Symbol. Like his … Continue reading

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Mississippi in Africa

Quote of the Day:     “Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.”     –Liberian proverb TB finally got around to reading my friend-in-law Alan Huffman’s book Mississippi in Africa, and I’m glad I did. The title … Continue reading

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On the Road

Quote of the Day     “I had nothing to offer anyone except my own confusion.”      –Jack Kerouac Somebody who sticks the word “travellin” on his name, to say nothing of a person who sets out to be well … Continue reading

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