Tag 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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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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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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The Free State of Jones

Quote of the Day: “I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, … Continue reading

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Travellinbaen and the Wanderlust

Quote of the Day:     “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch … Continue reading

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Winning Debate Strategies

One of TB’s favorite books is The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. Thanks to Greeg/Satan’s appearance last week, henceforth Screwtape on this page, and thanks to the inanity of the debate I was half-heartedly watching tonight, my mind travelled back … Continue reading

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What We Like

Quote of the Day     “Enjoying living was learning to get your money’s worth and knowing when you had it.”     –Jake Barnes in “The Sun Also Rises”, Ernest Hemingway I’ve been thinking about doing this for awhile, and … Continue reading

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