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…It’s funny, the random email that comes my way.
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Do men really fall for these kinds of things? And who wants to add 2-4 inches to their “manhood”? You’d have to tie the thing around your ankle.
…Did you see this news article?
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — They were newlyweds, but she was having second thoughts about the 8-day-old marriage, court documents say. The couple drove the short distance from their Kalispell home to Glacier National Park, where they got into an argument. He grabbed her by the arm, but she pulled away and shoved him face-first off a cliff to his death.
Federal prosecutors have given their version of what happened to Cody Lee Johnson, 25, two months after his body was found in an area of the park so steep and rugged that a helicopter had to be used in the recovery.
…Love is definitely fleeting.
…While I was gone I read another news story about a woman in China who gouged out an 8 year old’s eyeballs. The account never mentioned a motive, but oddly enough it did say that there are 1.3 million people in China and that only 36 (thirty-six) were organ donors last year.
…I also learned that the black plague reduced Florence’s population from 142,000 to 25,000. It’s hard to imagine how horrific that must have been.
…Last week I read “The Son” by Philipp Meyer. It’s a sweeping saga, wonderfully written and researched, violent and symbolic and even funny at times. It will surely win The National Book Award. You can count on it.
“Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Bender was a fun read, as we got to bounce between the Elizabeth Taylor 1960’s and present day. I was a sucker for this book and now will probably buy all his others. Plus he’s from Spokane, WA where I grew up.
“This Is How You Lose Her,” a story collection by Junot Diaz of “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” fame, was a fun, fresh romp filled with quirky one-of-a-kind characters. He has a very fresh voice.
Here are a few things I like on a Wednesday:
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." Mark Twain
"Do your best; take it as it comes. You can handle anything if you think you can. Just keep your cool and your sense of humor." Smiley Blanton
"Remember that if the opportunities for great deeds should never come, the opportunities for good deeds are renewed day by day. The thing for us to long for is the goodness, not the glory." F.W. Faber
"Reading is also a big part of my process, I read anything and everything. You never know where you’re going to find a great catalyst for a story that isn’t going quite right." - Ian Florida
"What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?" Adam Smith