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57425254435d2ed18a87fcee416a3561df7d071.Embrace Liberty, and hold on for dear life!

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“It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Recent Books Read

 
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The Haunting of Maddie Clare,
by Simone St. James
Lionheart
, by Sharon Kay Penman (this could take a while; 594 pages in this book)
The Abandoned, by Paul Gallico (wonderful story; thank you, Susa)
Dragon Under the Hill, by Gordon Honeycombe
True Ghost Stories, by Echo Bodine
Kiss of the Rose, by Kate Pearce
The Greater Journey, by David McCullough
The Lantern,
by Deborah Lawrenson
A Reluctant Queen, by Joan Wolf (the story of Queen Esther)
Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer
Friendship Bread, by Darrien Gee
A Turn in the Road, by Debbie Macomber
A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness
Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story, by Ree Drummond
Halo, by Alexandra Adornetto
Hades, by Alexandra Adornetto
Keys to the Castle, by Donna Ball
Cat Sitter Amongst the Pigeons, by Blaize Clement
The Dinosaur Hunter, by Homer Hickam
True Grit, by Charles Portis
Finding Perfect, by Susan Mallery
Dark Echo, by  FG Cottam (a spooky ghost tale)
An Irish Country Courtship,
by Patrick Taylor
Spoken from the Heart, by Laura Bush
Sarum and The Forest, both  by Edward Rutherford
10 of the Mr. Monk books by Lee Goldberg
Kindling the Celtic Spirit, by Mara Freeman
Back On Blossom Street, and Twenty Wishes, both by Debbie Macomber
The Greener Shore, by Morgan Llywelyn
The Glass Lake, by Maeve Binchy
Virgin River, Shelter Mountain, and Whispering Rock,by Robyn Carr
Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
Walden (or Life in the Woods), by Henry David Thoreau
Here Be Dragons; Falls the Shadow; The Reckoning; Dragon's Lair; The Sunne in Splendor, by Sharon KayPenman (great books!)
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to New York
, by Paul Gallico
Fortunate Harbor, by Emilie Richards
Fearless, by Max Lucado
Real Angel Stories, by Robert Strand
Dark Road to Darjeeling and The Dark Enquiry, by Deanna Raybourn
Butterfly Swords, by Jeannie Lin
The Iron Daughter, by Julie Kagawa
The Iron King, by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Queen, by Julie Kagawa
Winter of Change, by Betty Neels
Tangled Autumn, by Betty Neels
Fall of Giants, by Ken Follet
Dust to Dust, by Heather Graham
The Autobiography of Henry VIII, by Elizabeth George
Venice, Pure City, by Peter Ackroyd
Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff
The Lake of Dreams, by Kim Edwards
The Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards
Running Around (and such), by Linda Byler
Murder Most Amish, by P.L. Gaus
The Merlin Trilogy (The Hollow Hills, The Crystal Cave, The Wicked Day), by Mary Stewart ( I love anything she has written)

SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation, (don't laugh; this book could save my life someday)

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 "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~The Dalai Lama

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 "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus

Meet Me At The Garden Fence

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Native American Poem-Never Gone

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Know this above all
I am never gone
I am in the breeze
sighing through the trees
I am in the trees
and the trees are me

I am in the sun
drawing growth from earth
in the roots of corn
and I am in
the life reborn
in ripening gold

I am in the whisper
of urgent summer rain
slaking thirsty earth
propagating life
in the embracing sun
I am in re-birth

I am in the sea
shimmering with light
brooding moody bright
from deep-stirred swell
to snarling waves its turbulence
contains a part of me

I am in the ancient stars we see
whence we all once came
and as the sightless moon
lifts and lights the tide to shore
ebbing night to flooding day
there too I will be

I am not in the clocks
not hours or days or years
for I am not in time
with its sequential fears
I am in your heart
not in your ideas

I am ever in this place
in this sacred space
I am not past or gone or lost
not of then or now or soon
I am always here
in sun and sea and moon

I am in heaven and other
places including here,
for how could I desert
all that I hold dear
your eyes are now my eyes
your ears hear my sounds

When you sense the beauty
the spirit of the world
then I return to you
in your blood in your breath
in your unbroken heartbeat
There I live anew

I am in the great mystery
beckoning to truth
seeking out a way
when you must follow me
around life’s unbroken ring
Spring birth, Summer life
Autumn’s solemn solace
Winter’s welcome rest
until the urgent call
of yet another spring

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  1. avatar

    Carja

    User Infostatus offline5201 Points

    06/16/14

    We haven't heard from Bill either.  Must not have his internet hooked up yet. 
    We've been having mild weather......up until the week ahead.  Supposed to start getting up into the upper 80's.  We're all closed up all winter, and we had a really bad and long one this time, and now we have to be all closed up to keep the A/C contained. 
    Hope you have a great summer, even with the high temps.
    Take care
    Carolyn

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    06/16/14

    Reply from IamOutslider:

    Oh, my.  I hope that it is just that he is not hooked up to an IP yet.  I've been worried about him.  He has been so regular about posting messages.  It was a very long and weird winter here, too.  Let's hope summer is not muggy as heck or too hot to handle.  I still don't have a new AC. 
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    Carja

    User Infostatus offline5201 Points

    06/15/14

    Good morning
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    06/15/14

    Reply from IamOutslider:

      Hi!  How've you been?  It is so hot here the past few days.  I may not survive the summer without air conditioning.  Have you heard from Bill (Mr. Nostalgic)?  He let me know he was moving weeks ago and I haven't heard from him since.  Hope all is going well in his life.  
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    Carja

    User Infostatus offline5201 Points

    05/01/14

    Happy Spring
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    Mister Nostalgic

    User Infostatus offline3808 Points

    04/23/14

    Hi Marcia! :)

    I wanted to let you know I'm going to start moving in a couple days. I found another place. The day before Thanksgiving my house was broken into while I was upstairs sleeping. My next door neighbor scared off the person that broke in. All that person took was some lose change in a glass jar sitting on the living room that probably totaled about $15.00. The person came though a window. The person didn't break it. The window was unlocked and it's also old. The window was easy to jimmy it open. The police took the glass jar for finger prints. I have never heard anything from the police. I don't think they will ever catch the person. After the break in I kept all my windows locked and always kept my doors locked. Living around these college kids with their partying the noise of drunks from the bar across the street it's hard putting up with it. Between the college and the bar and especially the break in I just had enough. I'm not sure when I will have the internet but when I do I will let you know. :) Have a good night my wonderful friend. :) *hugs*

    04/23/14

    Reply from IamOutslider:

    Oh, Bill.  That must be so scary.  Your space was invaded.  It doesn't matter how much they took.  The thought that they might come back has to keep you awake nights, even after a few months.  I am glad you will get out of that bad location.  It will be so good to be as far away from where you are as possible.  9423535e45c154d1ed9c87e17be9d445a50c170.

    I hope to hear from you soon.  I will worry about you until I do, you know.  You are a dear friend and I care very much what happens to you. 
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    Mister Nostalgic

    User Infostatus offline3808 Points

    04/22/14

    Hi Marcia! :)

    Yes that bird in your avatar does look like he is about to go south for a nice vacation. LOL I like that little suitcase of his. LOL I wouldn't mind going south also. LOL My Easter was good thank you. :) Was at my cousin's house. :) That's wonderful you went to your cousin's house in Sabattus. :) That's great your cousin Fred and his family was there too. :) We had wonderful weather on Easter. It was sunny and a nice light cool breeze. :) Today here was another nice day with sunshine and a little milder. :) Thank you. :) I hope you have a wonderful week. :) *hugs*



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