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deadeyedick Offline
#451 Posted:
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Failure Is An Option ~ H. Jon Benjamin

Jewish guy with irritable bowel syndrome grows up in Worchester Ma. Frank should read this and would get the jokes better than I did.
frankj1 Offline
#452 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Failure Is An Option ~ H. Jon Benjamin

Jewish guy with irritable bowel syndrome grows up in Worchester Ma. Frank should read this and would get the jokes better than I did.

gonna look, thanks!

Worcester, by the way..."woostah" woo as in wool. tho some do say wister
HuckFinn Offline
#453 Posted:
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The Garden of Eden - Hemingway
deadeyedick Offline
#454 Posted:
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Barrel Aged Stout And Selling Out ~ Josh Noel

Story of craft beer becoming big business. IE Goose Island bought out by Anheuser-Busch
MCAddict Offline
#455 Posted:
Joined: 12-10-2007
Posts: 2,117
Robert Ultley's SITTING BULL
HuckFinn Offline
#456 Posted:
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Doctor Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
So far, not fun
MACS Offline
#457 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
gonna look, thanks!

Worcester, by the way..."woostah" woo as in wool. tho some do say wister


Idiots say that. It's fahhhkin Woostah!
frankj1 Offline
#458 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Idiots say that. It's fahhhkin Woostah!

yessir!
Gene363 Offline
#459 Posted:
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Posts: 28,791

"Why Socialism Works"

By: Harrison Lievsley

An excellent read.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-Socialism-Works-Harrison-Lievesley/dp/1521531218/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538854743&sr=8-1&keywords=Why+Socialism+Works%22
Ewok126 Offline
#460 Posted:
Joined: 06-25-2017
Posts: 4,356
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.

by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Phil222 Offline
#461 Posted:
Joined: 10-01-2017
Posts: 1,911
The Superpower Myth - Soderberg
ZRX1200 Offline
#462 Posted:
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Posts: 58,014
My daughter is reading my future with Tarot cards.....

I just finished reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
RMAN4443 Offline
#463 Posted:
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future so bright you gotta wear shades????fog
stogiemonster Offline
#464 Posted:
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Best answer!
deadeyedick Offline
#465 Posted:
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Chasing Hope ~ Richard Cohen

About Stem Cell research and use. I'm looking to get treatment for my bum knee and stem cells look promising but not covered by insurance.
8trackdisco Offline
#466 Posted:
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Posts: 57,598
Finished Dirty Northern ****, Soft Southern Batards, and Other Tales From the Terraces.

Fun, quirky book.
MCAddict Offline
#467 Posted:
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Just wrapped up McCarthy’s “Suttree” for my second time.
Started “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” by Dee Brown
Phil222 Offline
#468 Posted:
Joined: 10-01-2017
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Finished these recently...
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Kesey
Prayers for Rain - Lehane
Moonlight Mile - Lehane
8trackdisco Offline
#469 Posted:
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Posts: 57,598
Encyclopedia Blazertanica- M. Davies & R. Bennett.
opelmanta1900 Offline
#470 Posted:
Joined: 01-10-2012
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Started reading my copy of Dickens Christmas Carol... I'm gonna read it to the family When we get settled back in...probably put the kids to sleep, and me and the wife love the Muppets version of the movie...
MACS Offline
#471 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
I read all the Demon Cycle books by Peter V Brett. The final book, infuriatingly, is still being written.

I am now onto Brent Weeks' Night Angel Trilogy. Quite interesting so far.


I'm finally reading the final book of the Demon Cycle. The Core, by Peter Brett.
deadeyedick Offline
#472 Posted:
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A New Reality ~ Jonathan Salk

Updated version of a book by Jonas Salk that predicts the evolution curve of the human race.
deadeyedick Offline
#473 Posted:
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Geoengineering ~Jennifer Swanson

Easy read on the options being tested/considered for resetting earth's thermostat.
deadeyedick Offline
#474 Posted:
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Climate Change - What Everyone Needs To Know 2nd edition 2018~ Joseph Romm

I have read probably a dozen books that delt with Global Warming/Climate Change over the past 10 years and this, so far, is the best. The first 20 pages have changed my thinking somewhat.

Highly recommended.
deadeyedick Offline
#475 Posted:
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Keeping At It ~ Paul Volcker
Sunoverbeach Offline
#476 Posted:
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Finishing (I think) S.M. Sterling's Emberverse series
8trackdisco Offline
#477 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Climate Change - What Everyone Needs To Know 2nd edition 2018~ Joseph Romm

I have read probably a dozen books that delt with Global Warming/Climate Change over the past 10 years and this, so far, is the best. The first 20 pages have changed my thinking somewhat.

Highly recommended.


You make this retirement thing sound kind of good.

-Reading books.
-Mountain cabins.
-Looking for Corvettes.

All you need is a beautiful woman from the Midwest!.... wait a minute!

What is it about this book that changed your perspective?
ZRX1200 Offline
#478 Posted:
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Swapping Cousins by Duncan Fox
deadeyedick Offline
#479 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
You make this retirement thing sound kind of good.

-Reading books.
-Mountain cabins.
-Looking for Corvettes.

All you need is a beautiful woman from the Midwest!.... wait a minute!

What is it about this book that changed your perspective?


Ha! It's all good. Esp that Midwest girl.

My perspective on (anthropomorphic) global warming was always that the earth has gone through warming/cooling cycles for billions of years without our help. Why is the science so settled now? Some of that was explained.
dstieger Offline
#480 Posted:
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The Case Against Impeaching Trump ~ Alan Dershowitz

Good, but.....I enjoy the constitutional discussions, but not much I hadn't already heard or reasoned. The other 'but' talks to the sense of feeling a little cheated....(more than?) half the 'book' is a collection of article and interview transcripts, most of which I've seen/read/heard or can find online easily enough.
ZRX1200 Offline
#481 Posted:
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How do you think he turned that product out so fast with the election looming?
delta1 Offline
#482 Posted:
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been dealing with floaters and flashers in my right eye for the past couple of years...there is an annoying floater smack dab in the middle of the focal point in my right eye which is extremely distracting...my left eye has a rare defect that prevents sharp focus of printed material or objects up close ... hell getting old... gave up reading awhile ago, but the floater seems to be getting smaller...hopefully it'll disappear, get smaller, or move...
Phil222 Offline
#483 Posted:
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Maybe give "SCRIBD" a try. I recently started listening to books during workouts. Two birds and a stone, and all that jazz...lots of books to choose from.
dstieger Offline
#484 Posted:
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That's a great idea. In fact, I recently got my first library card in years because the locals have lots of audio books for download.

In fact, the digital ones might be ok on the eyes, as well - reading on a tablet is better than I thought it was going to be.
delta1 Offline
#485 Posted:
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thanks guys...if this continues, I may have to look into that...

optometrist recommended some eye exercises that might help to move the floater to another part of the eyeball...the one in my line of sight has moved slightly but another smaller one has come into the picture...
frankj1 Offline
#486 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
thanks guys...if this continues, I may have to look into that...

optometrist recommended some eye exercises that might help to move the floater to another part of the eyeball...the one in my line of sight has moved slightly but another smaller one has come into the picture...

so, they really aren't on the eyeball.
it all starts in the back of the eye with the retraction of the gel-like substance...not sure how they can move.
delta1 Offline
#487 Posted:
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they are small objects, debris, that float in the vitreous body, the gel-like substance that fills the interior of the eyeball...they can and do move and when they are in between the lens and the retina, they become visible as a dark spot...this one is right in line with where my focal point is for reading, and I have to blink and look slightly off center to read.

Exercises call for moving my head up and down, left and right, and around while moving my eyes/looking in the opposite directions...I get a little dizzy if I do this too vigorously...
frankj1 Offline
#488 Posted:
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yeah, I have the PVD. Never heard there were actually bodies that could be relocated though.
I see the flashes once in a while, but the dark thingies are more tiny spider webby and seem to float with eye movement. I see them clearly when laying in the sun with my eyes closed and they "move" when I roll my eyes.
RMAN4443 Offline
#489 Posted:
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Flashbacks from the seventies....I'm still waiting for mine....they promised me flashbacks dammitfog
Burner02 Offline
#490 Posted:
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Just started The Aviators by Winston Groom.


Sunoverbeach Offline
#491 Posted:
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Let me know if the flashbacks hit. I'm due a few from the 90s. I'd like to get my money's worth
deadeyedick Offline
#492 Posted:
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Future Crimes by Marc Goodman

"Everything is connected, everything is vulnerable" Scary chit for sure. Not a novel.
moonman Offline
#493 Posted:
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I've been binging on books since the start of 2019. Finished "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters" by Meg Meeker, M.D., "Nonsense" by Jamie Holmes, "The Call Of Sedona/ Journey Of The Heart" by Ilchi Lee and the Kenmore Canister Vacuum Cleaner Manual. Next up "A Field Guide to Lies" by Daniel J. Levitin.
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#494 Posted:
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Fantastic thread, Thank you!
moonman Offline
#495 Posted:
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I just finished "Braving The Wilderness" by Brene Brown. I am now into "Kidding Ourselves" by Joseph T. Hallinan and just started "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen helped make my first name more tolerable in middle school. However it didn't last for long when the **** started calling me Bruce Stringbean. Brick wall
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#496 Posted:
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I am reading this post..Anxious
deadeyedick Offline
#497 Posted:
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The Elephant In The Room by Tommy Tomlinson

A 460 lb guy tries to lose weight. Pathetic, poignant but also funny.
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#498 Posted:
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Netherland by Joseph O'Neill

done

now reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

both written in loooong first person sentences. 9/11 factors into both.
Cigarlady7 Offline
#499 Posted:
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Grant Cardone books
deadeyedick Offline
#500 Posted:
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Downhill From Here (retirement insecurity in the age of inequality) by Kathrine Newman

Another lib thinks the gubment should be the answer to all our problems.

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