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The Serendipitous Book Theorem

By     |    Aug 15, 2011
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We have a lot of books.  There are books we’ve read, books we plan to read, books we’ve forgotten that we planned to read, and, frankly, books we just like having on our shelves. Books are everywhere.  We have three large bookshelves filled with books, we have stacks next to the bed, we have stacks near the couch, we have cookbooks in the kitchen.  And the advice we keep getting […]

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Unusual travel plans are dancing lessons from God.

By     |    May 31, 2011
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Kurt Vonnegut is one of our favorite authors and here’s one of our favorite quotes: Unusual travel plans are dancing lessons from God. — Kurt Vonnegut Cat’s Cradle is worth a read, so pick up a copy if you haven’t yet.  Funny story about Cat’s Cradle: Vonnegut wrote it after giving up on grad school and abandoning his anthropology dissertation.  After reading the novel, the University of Chicago gave him his diploma. […]

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We need a refuge even though we may not ever need to go there.

By     |    May 26, 2011
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Edward Abbey is one of our favorite wilderness authors.  He said this in Desert Solitaire: We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may not ever need to go there. — Edward Abbey His point, kinda, is that mentally knowing you can escape is much better than accepting that you never will.  He’s probably right, but even knowing that […]

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Travel quote of the day

By     |    May 18, 2011
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You might not think of Faust as a travel story, but it is in essence exactly that — if one were to travel with the devil through a series of times and places, real and unreal, that is.  One of my goals for our trip is to read and re-read Faust until I truly understand it.  Any bets on how many reads it’ll take? Until then, take this advice from […]

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