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Lance Mannion

There you go! That didn't hurt so much did it?

I'm surprised about the tech problems. I thought Macs were supposed to be perfect machines. I wonder if Typepad has some helpful hints.

blue girl

Lance, although Macs are awesome, they appear to be second class citizens. My browser doesn't support the text formatting. Which means I have to get an updated, better browser. And only OS X supports the better browsers for Macs.

They know "if you've got to have it, then you've got to have it."

You know it's a conspiracy.


I was getting shafted by Blogger, BG, which delayed my own post. Isn't LM a sweetie for tapping us (I felt like I was in high school waiting for the NHS to call...).
May I also recommend to you Irving Howe's "World of Our Fathers" - I am shocked that it seems OOP, but it would fit beautifully on your island list:

blue girl

grishaxxx, hope you read this -- your site wouldn't let me leave a comment......

"World of our Fathers" would be a good one. But, I can't buy any more books until I read all the one's I've got stacked on my coffee table -- that I'm only 1/2 way through. I went on a frenzy a couple of months ago and bought too many!

Also, I tried to post (comment) a little poem on your site, but it wouldn't let me. ? I loved your "One Art" poem. Loved it.

Here was the one I was going to give you.

While we dance round in a ring and suppose,
The secret sits in the middle and knows.
-- Robert Frost

Good meeting you!


Ouf! I had Comments set for "Registered" - my very very Bad! Now fixed (that weasel Lance never told me when he left the very first comment I ever got...).
And I thought I was so provocative.
Stacks of books waiting for attention? Tell me, bg!! My bedside table is sturdy, thank god, but I gotta do a lot of reach-around to turn on the lamp, adjust the baby-monitor, or see what time it is. But they stay until I get to them - a pact.
Thanks for the Frost - do you know some of the marital dialogue ones? Cut to the bone, and brilliant.
Thanks for the greeting, and it is returned, in kind.

blue girl

Hi grishaxxx, I would love to hear the marital dialogue poems. I love "One Art" -- especially when you wrote: Write it! at the end--don't you love when something makes you feel that way? Woo-hoo!

I used to have a rule that I wouldn't get a new book until I finished the one I was reading. I'm not sure why I lost control a few months back. I think it probably had to do with spending rainy/snowy afternoons in the bookstore.

I'm in the middle of:

"1968" by Mark Kurlansky -- don't know why it's taking me so long to get through -- it's so good I can't believe I haven't locked myself in a room to finish it.

"The Case for Democracy" by Natan Sharansky - Bush sites this book as a reason for his foreign policy -- Sharansky so far gives credit for the fall of Communism (not total, of course) more to a U.S. Democrat than Reagan. Which is something you never hear about. I want to do a post about it.

"Our Crowd" by Stephen Birmingham

"After Wilson: The Struggle for the Democratic Party 1920-1934" by Douglas B. Craig - I bought this after the election -- hoping to find tid-bits of hope for the Democrats now...

"Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941" by William L. Shirer

Books I've bought but will not finish:
• Christine Todd Whitman's, "It's My Party Too" - I put it down the first time, and haven't gone back....nothing pulling me back to it...

• "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer -- not my bag

See? Yikes! Please share your other poems!

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