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I got this idea elsewhere - Snagged from but it intrigued me - and outside of the handicap involved because 1/2 my favorite books are still in boxes, I thought I would give it a go anyway .... I posted this to my web board, but insisted that I post it here even though I never post here ... The way this works is to put up the first sentence of your 10(or so) favorite books, with the attributions for the book title and author ... On December 7, 2059, Emilio Sandoz was released from the isolation ward of Salvator Mundi Hospital in the middle of the night and transported in a bread van to the Jesuit Residence at Number 5 Borgo Santo Spirito, a few minutes' walk across St. Peter's Square from the Vatican. The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell The Airplane plip-plopped down the runway to a halt before the big sign: WELCOME TO CYPRUS. Exodus - Leon Uris As soon as the snow melts, I will go to Rass and fetch my mother. Jacob Have I Loved - Katherine Patterson The house stood on a slight rise just on the edge of the village. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams Some people called it "the time of undoing", some wishing to be more positive, spoke of it as "the replanting" or "the restoring" or even "the resurrection" of Earth. Pastwatch the Redemption of Christopher Columbus - Orson Scott Card Once upon a time there was a Martian named Valentine Michael Smith. Stranger in A Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein Sweating and nauseated, Father Emilo Sandoz sat on the edge of his bed with his head in what was left of his hands. Children of God - Mary Doria Russell Then Great Alta plaited the left side of her hair, the golden side, and let it fall into the sinkhole of night. Sister Light, Sister Dark - Jane Yolen There's a story every shark's heard. Infinity Hold - Barry B. Longyear

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Beginning project list - Photo album all of the photos 2-3 week job Keep house basically clean forever job cook more often organize books upstairs and down 2 week job move book shelf downstairs 1 week get other bookshelf out of dining room 1 week clean attic 3-4 week job

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I was having this thought this morning - kinda random, I was thinking about this study I heard where in societies where the people became "adults" at early teen ages, there wasn't as much conflict for the "teen" years. That the teenager concept is sort of artificial and a construct of trying to limit the labor force or something. - Anyway - I was thinking about the different images that kids get on screen (mostly movies). I was contemplating that when I go to the movies now some of the "heart throbs" are younger than me. And I was wondering at the fact that we ask teenagers to play adults and adults to play teenagers, and how that might unconsciously affect how we are telling teenagers they can and should behave. Showing them that it is okay to fall in love - for what appears forever - even though the movie is over. (maybe there should be a required watching of Into the Woods ;-) ) Even though to some extent we encourage kids to get married later and take responsibility later then (what seems to me) ever before.