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« Reply #1525 on: November 24, 2016, 06:22:04 pm »
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A commentary on the Shōbōgenzō by Francis H. Cook. Cook tries to cram Dōgen into this Rudolf Bultmann-y 'demythologization' framework, which runs counter to my understanding of the history of Japanese Buddhism and of Dōgen's liberal use of the techniques of anecdote and parable, but read with that in mind it's useful for other purposes and has clarified my understanding of various concepts.
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« Reply #1526 on: November 25, 2016, 01:16:56 pm »
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Interesting piece of sexuality in the Arab world.

Useless without hands-on experience.

Given that one old Arabic text, discussed in the book, recommended a method involving a warm pitch, a parchment and your own little Anthony I think some experiences are better to avoid.
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« Reply #1527 on: January 02, 2017, 05:43:55 pm »
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I just started reading Elizabeth Warren's memoir "A Fighting Chance."  Pretty par for the course so far, but I'm definitely enjoying it.
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« Reply #1528 on: January 04, 2017, 10:31:55 pm »
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I just finished Silence by Shūsaku Endō in preparation for watching the film. It was very good and I highly recommend it. Didn't take more than a day or so to read.

Now I'm trying to get through something by Maritain that has befuddled me for a while.
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« Reply #1529 on: January 06, 2017, 12:20:34 pm »
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J. RAMSAY MACDONALD: LABOR'S* MAN OF DESTINY.

Publication date MCMXXIX.

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« Reply #1530 on: January 06, 2017, 12:28:05 pm »
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Adios al Septimo de Linea, a classic (and rather long) Chilean war novel regarding the War of the Pacific.
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« Reply #1531 on: January 06, 2017, 01:56:41 pm »
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« Reply #1532 on: January 06, 2017, 04:19:34 pm »
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Healthcare is a right, not a moneymaking business - Bernie Sanders

American Exceptionalism: The only industrialized nation in which health care is not a universal right, but gun ownership is.
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« Reply #1533 on: February 01, 2017, 02:52:27 am »
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The 4th Volume of Robert Caro's Lyndon Johnson series.

I also checked out a biography of Lady Bird, and one on The Obama's.

I recently browsed one about Hoover...that'll be next on the list.
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« Reply #1534 on: February 01, 2017, 04:27:31 am »
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War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
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« Reply #1535 on: February 13, 2017, 02:46:17 am »
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Now that I've finished Caro's 4th LBJ Volume.


Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage
by Christopher Andersen.
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« Reply #1536 on: February 17, 2017, 02:27:08 am »
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Now I'm onto Michael Gillette's Compilation of Oral Interviews recorded called, well.... Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History
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« Reply #1537 on: February 19, 2017, 02:28:11 pm »
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Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity.

I'm trying to do a general survey of World War II literature in preparation for a massive World War II-focused writing project of my own and this is supposed to be one of the better recent English-language novels about the war (despite being YA). It seemed much more accessible than Herman Wouk or Sword of Honor or Every Man Dies Alone, and I don't have access to either of my copies of Twenty-four Eyes right now.

Just finished a reread of Lord of the Rings.
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Yeah that's right, I said Siam. Why don't you go tell Pedro Martinez
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