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    No, is this one we should keep an eye out for? ...

    No, is this one we should keep an eye out for?

    Just watched an episode of 'Last Tango in Halifax'. I just might be hooked.
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    I belong to a book club which has only one rule...

    I belong to a book club which has only one rule :no Margaret Atwood.
    I like her personally, but I can't stand her books and the only thing worse than reading her books is listening to her reading...
  3. I wasn't actually referencing your comment, which...

    I wasn't actually referencing your comment, which I didn't see, but rather another poster.
    But same response applies. "Honest" ? Really?
    And you hear people say they would want a "businessman"...
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    It is on Sunday night, with a rerun of the...

    It is on Sunday night, with a rerun of the previous week's episode on Tues and Sat, on our PBS (WGBH). So this Sat should be episode 2, Sun should be episode 3.
  5. Exactly. and "honest"? A boorish blowhard,...

    Exactly.

    and "honest"?
    A boorish blowhard, willfully ignorant and intellectually bereft, more like it.
    That's the kind of thing you want representing your country and holding its highest...
  6. Always. Here is this morning's song. 'Ebony and...

    Always.
    Here is this morning's song. 'Ebony and Ivory', Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
    I have no idea why.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZtiJN6yiik
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    :lol: I'm glad I'm not alone! I'm liking...

    :lol:
    I'm glad I'm not alone!

    I'm liking Poldark (or as my husband calls it 'Poldark and handsome', beautifully shot and beautiful scenery, but it does feel a bit crammed, I agree.
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    This is a very odd, eccentric, but interesting, ...

    This is a very odd, eccentric, but interesting, list:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/lincolnthompson/53-books-you-wont-be-able-to-put-down?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp#.csLxD2gm5

    Might come in handy for...
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    Thanks guys, and Happy Canada Day to my fellow...

    Thanks guys, and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canuckians! :)
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    I have both 'All the Light' and 'Narrow Road' on...

    I have both 'All the Light' and 'Narrow Road' on my bedside table, and still haven't started either of them, while I drown myself in lighter reading.
    Next up? the latest John Sandford.

    I worry...
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    Watching Episode 2 of Poldark on the 'other PBS'...

    Watching Episode 2 of Poldark on the 'other PBS' (Seattle) right now.

    This is interesting, the actress who plays one of the volunteer nurses on Crimson Fields is Oona Chaplin, daughter of...
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    :lol: No no no! I can not stand her! ...

    :lol: No no no! I can not stand her!
    Everyone likes different things. ;)
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    The one! Thanks, cllane1.

    The one! Thanks, cllane1.
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    Another thoughtful post from the same Jesuit...

    Another thoughtful post from the same Jesuit source.

    https://thejesuitpost.org/2015/06/lovewins/
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    'Life After Life' was one of my favourites, so I...

    'Life After Life' was one of my favourites, so I have been looking forward to reading this one.
    Thanks for that, BB.
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    I'm trying to remember the name of the Irish...

    I'm trying to remember the name of the Irish writer who writes very good, popular books. It will come to me......
    Anyone?
    I don't feel bad either, I read a lot, and sometimes I find your brain just...
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    We are not perfect, by a long shot. Some women...

    We are not perfect, by a long shot.
    Some women got the right to vote in 1917, and then 'all' women over the age got the right to vote in 1921.
    'All' women except Aboriginal and Asian.
    We have...
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    I loved Georgette Heyer! Since I continue to...

    I loved Georgette Heyer!
    Since I continue to have jumped the shark in my reading, I know just what you mean.
    Up thread we have talked about Jilly Cooper and Fiona Walker books. Big, fat,...
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    We do have equal rights guaranteed under The...

    We do have equal rights guaranteed under The Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/const/page-15.html
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    Hope you had a much-deserved rest!

    Hope you had a much-deserved rest!
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    Yes, no one else's marriage has been threatened...

    Yes, no one else's marriage has been threatened by marriage equality here.
    And as for those disgruntled types. They might want to investigate a bit.
    1. Marriage Equality since 2005
    2. Universal...
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    Congratulations to my American friends! Friday...

    Congratulations to my American friends!
    Friday was a very emotional day, I went riding with some friends, both of whom were riding young daughters of my stallion, and then came home to President...
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    Sadly, it seems to be so. :( I've watched the...

    Sadly, it seems to be so. :(

    I've watched the first episodes of 'Poldark' and 'Crimson Fields'.
    So far, 'Crimson Fields' has grabbed my attention more, but both are good.
  24. I'm so sorry, Cruisesmom. You did the right...

    I'm so sorry, Cruisesmom. You did the right thing.
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    I would suggest you have a look at Caraway...

    I would suggest you have a look at Caraway Connemaras in Quebec.
    The owner bought one of my homebred mares by A Fine Romance out of a wonderful imported Hanoverian mare (by Freiherr) and has 2 or 3...
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