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Dako last won the day on August 27 2007

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  1. A book some idiot wants to burn in a bonfire. He should read it first.
  2. Still reading Herzog, by Saul Bellow. It's such a fine read I returned the library copy and bought it to read a few times. My fave author's masterwork.
  3. Herzog, by Saul Bellow. His books aren't light reads but bring amazing insights about life.
  4. Greg Iles- Dead Sleep. A gripping tale of loss and triumph, discovery, love and credenzas... Not bad.
  5. I've been gobbling up bestseller paperbacks and feel kinda stupid for neglecting my reading list. Kinda like my diet failures lately. I keep promising to do Faulkner and tofu, but I'm weak.
  6. I wasn't a big fan of boobs and found flat chested women adorable.
  7. A Pack Of Two by Carol Knapp A description of a single woman's relationship with her dog. Excellent if you love dogs.
  8. Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow. Nothing trendy or Hollywoodesque but very substantial.
  9. Last week I read two Saul Bellow novels, Dangling Man and The Victim. Both were so engrossing I read Ravelstein yesterday and will pick up Augie March and Herzog this week. For an old guy, he can really write. Somewhere I read Artie Lange's Too Fat to Fish. A fluffy celeb indulgence by Howard Stern's sidekick. Self-indulgent slob without pretense. Not much on TV lately.
  10. A few breakups are followed by reconciliation, just as a few people win lotteries. Some of them breakup again because the problems haven't changed. Hope keeps you from starting to heal, since aceptance is the first step of the process. Some people take months or years to realize it's time to start recovery and stop living in the past. Let go, buy a lottery ticket and move on.
  11. Because the OP brought up that very idea within the time period this thread was most active, a year ago.
  12. This must be a rough task for the mods and admins. I'm sure you're all a comfort to the family.
  13. Avman, I'm sad to read this, but believe it serves a purpose to show the futility of suicide. He was a gentle, troubled person trying to deal with problems many share. I followed his threads with concern. Many people feel compelled to discount the importance of suicide threats, but this fellow's family must be hurting. This is a sad ending for a sensitive and caring person.
  14. Your mother needs to feel the pressure of being poor. She's come to count on the handouts and would probably feel better to be independent. I'd gather some family members to confront her, and insist that she face the facts. She should move to reduce her expenses and find a better job. My sister is a bit like your mom, and it gets old fast.
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