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  1. Ha Ha Ha! I can only imagine. We all go a...

    Ha Ha Ha! I can only imagine. We all go a little mad sometimes.
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    Erik Larson

    Oh man, Larson writes like pulp fiction. "Isaac's Storm" gains momentum until you can't put it down. Check out "Devil in the White City," too. It's about the Chicago World's Fair and a serial...
  3. I am starting "The Last Stand" now. Not because...

    I am starting "The Last Stand" now. Not because I have an interest in the subject, but because Philbrick educates and writes very well. I will learn things.
  4. Dressagetraks- here's one for you- the mother of...

    Dressagetraks- here's one for you- the mother of survival stories at sea, the whaler Essex http://www.amazon.com/In-Heart-Sea-Tragedy-Whaleship/dp/0141001828

    Movie by Ron Howard with Chris...
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    A Woman with a Fender Strat

    and a kick drum https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=919378098114781
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    My receptionist is ADA deaf but lip-reads and...

    My receptionist is ADA deaf but lip-reads and you'd never know it. Fortunately, hearing aids help her on the phone- an interpreter would provide the same need by translating. Her competence, even...
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    The Monopolists, how the board game Monopoly took...

    The Monopolists, how the board game Monopoly took shape in the era of trust-busters: http://www.amazon.com/The-Monopolists-Obsession-Scandal-Favorite/dp/1608199630
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    He's my celebrity boyfriend, so BACK OFF ladies!...

    He's my celebrity boyfriend, so BACK OFF ladies! :lol:

    https://twitter.com/neiltyson
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    "The Tender Bar" by JR Moehringer. He's the...

    "The Tender Bar" by JR Moehringer. He's the ghost writer of Andre Agassi's [highly acclaimed] autobiography, and Tender Bar is Moehringer's memoir- the autobiography of the ghost writer of...
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    Very funny! Slainte!

    Very funny! Slainte!
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    They are coming out with a book this year. Woot! ...

    They are coming out with a book this year. Woot! http://commonplacebooks.com/
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    The book I am reading now, "Race Horse Men,"...

    The book I am reading now, "Race Horse Men," informs about the players in this match race. Next up here is a book on the Fashion vs. Boston match race :)
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    Revolutionary Summer plays right into my...

    Revolutionary Summer plays right into my wheelhouse, thanks! Have you read "What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America 1815-1848?"
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    Just picked up "Race Horse Men" published 2014 ...

    Just picked up "Race Horse Men" published 2014 http://www.amazon.com/Race-Horse-Men-Slavery-Racetrack/dp/067428142X

    This is after reading the astounding bio of Jimmy Winkfield ...
  15. My seasoned steady-eddy foxhunter once celebrated...

    My seasoned steady-eddy foxhunter once celebrated unexpectedly after a jump and I hit the dirt so hard that my contacts bounced out of my eyes.
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    :lol: Indeed! I think Kanye, Jay-z, Beyonce, and...

    :lol: Indeed! I think Kanye, Jay-z, Beyonce, and Beck are all uber-talented and savvy when pulling in collaborators. I spin actual vinyl records by them all and they rock my world. Kanye lacks a...
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    Wild, I just read the new February Smithsonian. ...

    Wild, I just read the new February Smithsonian. Then felt inspired to spend time google-earthing Greek island coastal areas for shipwrecks or at least suspicious-looking structures in the water...
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    When I was about 6, my mother was taking me to a...

    When I was about 6, my mother was taking me to a piano lesson before school. There is a notorious mile-long hill out of the valley that requires expert winter driving skills, balancing 40mph...
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    So I made this since Rumchata is a pantry staple...

    So I made this since Rumchata is a pantry staple around here, and it is getting rave reviews. The parchment paper technique worked like a charm and is well worth not having to deal with separating...
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    This American Life is often among the best...

    This American Life is often among the best investigative journalism out there. And who can't love the inimitable, irreverent, David Sedaris?
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    Oh I love this! Their banter is so cheeky and...

    Oh I love this! Their banter is so cheeky and fun.
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    Ideally, dogs should be trained- wholly agree! ...

    Ideally, dogs should be trained- wholly agree! I've had success with your rope method. The running ball was just a meanwhile suggestion, a tool for the toolkit just in case.
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    I suggest a “running ball” clipped to his collar...

    I suggest a “running ball” clipped to his collar that interferes with his front legs and distracts him when he tries to run. It's essentially something with weight attached to the collar that...
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    Correct. No hogwash Moosenality test. Just...

    Correct. No hogwash Moosenality test. Just coming here to disregard all the good advice, in crayon.
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    Coanteen: Learn this now- Americans are the...

    Coanteen: Learn this now- Americans are the center of the universe! All Meese must speak American to honor a lease! Thanks for calling me a troll and recommending a Molsen, you have no idea what I...
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