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~~~ GOOD MOUNTAIN PRESS DIGEST #24 Published May 1, 2002 ~~~
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Quote for the Merry Month of May:

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation.

-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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Archived Digests
Table of Contents

1. May's Violet-n-Joey Cartoon
2. Honored Readers for May
3. On a Personal Note
4. Cajun Story
5. Website Additions for May: ARJ, Volume 1, Tidbits
6. Poem from Flowers of Shanidar:"The Great Sprinkler"
7. Reviews and Articles Added for May: <

8. Available for Reading On-line:      The SPIZZNET File Also hardback copies available for sale.
9. Closing Notes - our mailing list, locating books, unsubscribing to Digest
10. Gratitude

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#1 Jul  #2, Aug  #3, Sept  #4, Oct  #5, Nov  #6, Dec  #7
2001: Jan  #8,  Feb  #9,  Mar #10, Apr #11, May #12, Jun #13, Jul #14, Aug #15, Sep #16, Oct #17, Nov #18, Dec #19
2002: Jan #20, Feb #21, Mar #22, Apr #23, May #24, Jun #25, Jul #26, Aug #27, Sep #28, Oct #29, Nov #30, Dec #31
2003: Jan #32, Feb #33, Mar #34, Apr #35, May #36, Jun #37, Jul #38, Aug #39, Sep #40, Oct #41, Nov #42, Dec #43
2004: Jan #44, Feb #45, Mar #46, Apr #47, May #48, Jun #49, Jul #50, Aug #51, Sep #52, Oct #53, Nov #54, Dec #55
2005: Jan#051,Feb#052,Mar#053,Apr#054,May#055,Jun#056,Jul#057,Aug#058,Sep#059,Oct#05a,Nov#05b,Dec#05c
2006: Jan#061,Feb#062,Mar#063,Apr#064,May#065,Jun#066,Jul#067,Aug#068,Sep#069,Oct#06a,Nov#06b,Dec#06c
2007: Jan#071,Feb#072,Mar#073,Apr#074,May#075,Jun#076,Jul#077,Aug#078,Sep#079,Oct#07a,Nov#07b,Dec#07c
2008: Jan#081,Feb#082,Mar#083,Apr#084,May#085,Jun#086,Jul#087,Aug#088,Sep#089,Oct#08a,Nov#08b,Dec#08c
2009: Jan#091,Feb#092,Mar#093,Apr#094,May#095,Jun#096,Jul#097,Aug#098,Sep#099,Oct#09a,Nov#09b,Dec#09c
2010: Jan#101,Feb#102,Mar#103,Apr#104,May#105,Jun#106,Jul#107,Aug#108,Sep#109,Oct#10a,Nov#10b,Dec#10c
2011: Jan#111,Feb#112,Mar#113,Apr#114,May#115,Jun#116,Jul#117,Aug#118,Sep#119,Oct#11a,Nov#11b,Dec#11c
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2014: Jan#141,Feb#142,Mar#143,Apr#144,May#145,Jun#146,Jul#147,Aug#148,Sep#149,Oct#14a,Nov#14b,Dec#14c
2015: Jan#151,Feb#152,Mar#153,Apr#154,May#155,Jun#156,Jul#157,Aug#158,Sep#159,Oct#15a,Nov#15b,Dec#15c
2016: Jan#161,Feb#162,Mar#163,Apr#164,May#165,Jun#166,Jul#167,Aug#168,Sep#169,Oct#16a,Nov#16b,Dec#16c
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1. May Violet-n-Joey CARTOON:
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For newcomers to the Digest, we have created a webpage of all the Violet-n-Joey cartoons! Check it out at: Also note the rotating calendar and clock that follows just to the right of your mouse pointer as you scroll down the page. You'll also see the clock on the 404 Error page if you make a mistake typing a URL while on the website.

The Violet-n-Joey Cartoon page is been divided into two pages: one low-speed and one high-speed access. If you have Do NOT Have High-Speed Access, you may try this Link which will load much faster and will allow you to load one cartoon at a time. Use this one for High-Speed Access.

This month Violet and Joey learn about Rules to Live, Golden Rule, and Problem Gift.

#1 "Rules to Live" at

#2 "Golden Rule" at

#3 "Problem Gift" at

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Each month we take time to thank two of our good readers of Good Mountain Press Digest, books and reviews. Here's our two worthy Honored Readers for this month. One of their names will be in the TO: address line of your email Digest notification. Our Honored Readers for May are:

Brian Kelley in New Orleans, Louisiana

Richard Yates in Craig, Alaska

Thanks, Brian and Richard!

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Out Our Way:
ON A PERSONAL NOTE: "Contempt prior to investigation" Herbert Spencer's words are ringing through my ears as I write these personal notes. The contempt that Criminino showed Galileo when he refused to look through his telescope; the contempt that Harvard astronomer Harlow Shapely showed Immanuel Velikovsky when he refused to read "Worlds in Collision" but demanded that MacMillan stop its planned publication of the book that went to become a Dell best-seller; the contempt bestowed on Andrew J. Galambos' ideas about freedom by those who have yet to read his book, "Sic Itur Ad Astra," but claim that his ideas are wrong anyway; the contempt that academic scholars have shown Steiner's works of philosophy and spiritual science; the contempt that the world has shown Nikola Tesla by not acknowledging him as the inventor of radio, remote-controlled submarines, remote transmission of electricity, cold light, and alternating current electricity; the contempt that psychologists have shown Doyle P. Henderson for his discovery of the etiology of emotions. "Contempt prior to investigation" only serves to keep those in power in power and those in ignorance in ignorance, up until now. I rise up and say, "Contempt to contempt!" (End of homily.)

It was a quiet month in the Gretna greens of Timberlane where Del and I live. I spent the first week recovering from the busy Easter weekend in Alexandria with our grandkids. Del spent the week at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix at a conference. It was worshiping St. Augustine time for me, i. e., cutting the first full growth of our grass of the new year. Still weeks away from 4" a week of grass growing and mowing. One of my projects for the Spring hit a snag. I had printed a set of copies of my first book of essays, the 438 page "A Reader's Journal, Volume 1", and located a new book bindery to replace my old one, only to find out that they wanted to charge me more to bind my books than I was selling them for! Thus, till I find a cheaper bindery, I will hand-bind my own books in paperback and maintain the $30 price for those who like to have a book in hand when doing serious reading. This also prompted me to begin another project that I had been considering: to publish the ARJ Vol. 1 on-line. This necessitated a new web page design and I jumped right in. The results you can see for yourself at: . Both the top graphic and the tiled background came from photos I took during my trip to Rome with Battle Bell last year. I shot the tiles on the floor of San Clemente Church in Rome. The purple tiles are made of porphyry, a form of marble that one has to go to Rome to see because Rome used it all up in building its buildings and artworks. Here's a photo of Minerva with her entire body sculpted in porphyry. [See website Digest for photo.]

Del arrived back from Phoenix the same day our friends, Jo Anne and Edward Smith came for a visit to New Orleans. We took them to Sal's Seafood Restaurant where elegance in Cajun dining means newspapers spread out on the table and boiled crawfish dumped in the middle. We had oysters on the half shell, corn and potatoes from the crawfish boiling pot, and seafood platters. As we waited for a table, a curious thing happened, synchronicity, Carl Jung would call it. A fire broke out in a Dempsey Dumpster in front of the next door supermarket. The wooden fence around the metal trash container was in danger of catching fire and then spreading to the supermarket and perhaps to Sal's. I went out and took a photo, in fact, a suite of photos of the fire event. The burning dumpster, the guy with the paltry fire extinguisher. "You have called the fire department?" I asked. "Yes." Then the fire truck's arrival. Uncoiling the hose. Spraying the fire out. When all was done, the fenced sides of the dumpster were intact. Ed Smith's book "The Burning Bush" is about a bush that catches afire in Moses' sight and is not consumed by the fire. There at Sal's that night, a burning bush that was not consumed by fire appeared to us. Dinner entertainment.

The next day we enjoyed a brunch at Commander's Palace with Ed and Jo Anne and in the afternoon showed them our fair city including a stroll through Audubon Park with its fountains, flowers, and lagoons. The evening found us at Midi, South of France Restaurant in the Le Meridien Hotel enjoying a quiet and sumptuous Provençal feast.

This is the month that our native Louisiana Irises are in their glory, so I'll include a photo I took at Timberlane of them in bloom.

After the Smiths left on their journey to parts East, we went to a wonderful crawfish boil at Knobby and Kathleen's across Lake Pontchartrain. On the way home I listened to the Annual Joke Show on Prairie Home Companion and remembered these two jokes in case you missed the show:

First one: "I fell in love with a psychic, but she left me before we met."

Second one: Three people were trained to be FBI agents, but they had to pass one last test. They told them individually, "Your spouse is in that room. Take this and kill them." The first, a man, said, "I'm sorry, I can't do that." The second, another man, took the gun, walked up to the door, opened it and looked in, and closed the door and handed back the gun. "I can't do that."

The third, a woman, took the gun, and walked into the room and closed the door. Thirteen shots rang out followed by sounds of a struggle, till finally the woman came out all disheveled and said, "Some idiot put blanks in this gun, so I had to strangle him!"

In the middle of studying the "Great Romans" with Dr. Rufus Fears, I discovered another instance of history repeating itself: there were two sets of World War I & II's. The first world war was the First Punic War. The second world war was the Second Punic War. The Second World War, WWII, was the second second world war - the Second Punic War was the first second world war. And the reasons for starting and losing the world wars, both sets of them, were very similar: the onerous terms set for the surrender after the first world wars. Carthage was humiliated by the terms of the end of the First Punic War and Germany by the terms of the end of the First World War. The second world wars both started with a blitzkrieg: Hannibal's war with a blitzkrieg of elephants and Hitler's war a blitzkrieg with mechanized tanks.

This month I passed another one of those milestones of life: applied for Social Security. Not for a Social Security number, I've had one of those since I was 12 in 1952, but to get some of those payments back finally. What I remember best was growing my salary just faster than the Congress increased the maximum salary for withholding the coerced tax. How wonderful those last few months of the year were when I got to spend that money in real-time instead of delayed time. I won't bore you with how much more money I'd be getting if instead of a -1.5% rate of return on my money, I'd have gotten just a 5% rate of return by investing it in the stock market instead of sending out to pay retirees in a Congressional reprise of Ponzi's original investment scheme. Congress, in its finite wisdom, passed a law to make Ponzi's pyramid scheme illegal, then later used that very scheme, without Ponzi's permission, of course, to create the so-called Social Security system. I expect to live long enough to see it collapse of its own dead weight.

For those of you planning a trip this summer, whether by motorcycle, automobile, or airplane, I offer this true story. Back in 1979, I went on a motorcycle trip alone on my Gold Wing to Yellowstone National Park from New Orleans. I stopped to visit Bob Housden and Celeste in Oklahoma. Celeste kept trying to tell me how dangerous potholes would be for a motorcycle rider. She was basically, out of her awareness, trying to install her phobia in me about potholes. She'd said things like this over and over again: "What if you hit a pothole going 55?" Well, that started to work on me, so I started generating an even stronger process to overcome it and replied to her: "Look, Celeste, everywhere I'll be traveling on this trip, road crews are going there the day before I get there to re-pave any potholes." Can you see that the reality of my process was just as veridical as hers, and a lot more life enhancing and comforting? I offer this process to you Good Readers as you prepare for your trips. This morning a cartoon SPEED BUMP in the TP had a guy floating slightly above his upper bunk in a jail cell in the lotus position, eyes closed. His cell mate was looking at him and said, "So . . . I heard your crime was premeditated . . ." May your trip be premeditated joy at every stage including a safe trip home.

The month of April ended for us with a visit by Diane from Vermont. Her first trip to New Orleans and her first ever Jazz Fest. During her visit she got to enjoy a Gator Stop Poboy [overstuffed shrimp], crawfish cakes, Astral Project, Borderland Jazz Band, stomping on the Devil with the Gospel Inspirations, jumping for Joy with the Mighty Chariots of Fire, almost joining the Second Line with the Tuxedo Brass Band, listening to Hock playing trumpet at Café Du Monde in the French Quarter for her, riding on the St. Charles Streetcar through the Garden District, walking through Audubon Park, dinner at Houston's Restaurant with Del, eating eggs over rice for breakfast, picking blackberries on the Timberlane blackberry bush, relaxing in the Planning Workstation hammock under the Live Oak tree, and her favorite thing: just sitting in a chair in the Sun, probably thinking about the snow waiting for her in Vermont when she flies back home on April 30.

And now you know why the Digest is a couple of days later than usual this month. May your month of May be merry and joyful. May the Sun warm you and keep you healthful till we meet again in these pages.


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Movies we watched this past month:

Notes about our movies: Many of the movies we watch are foreign movies with subtitles. After years of watching movies in foreign languages, Arabic, French, Swedish, German, British English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and many other languages, sometimes two or three languages in the same movie, the subtitles have disappeared for us. If the movie is dubbed in English we go for the subtitles instead because we enjoy the live action and sounds of the real voices so much more than the dubbed. If you wonder where we get all these foreign movies from, the answer is simple: NetFlix. For a fixed price a month they mail us DVD movies from our on-line Queue, we watch them, pop them into a pre-paid mailer, and the postman effectively replaces all our gas-consuming and time-consuming trips to Blockbuster. To sign up for NetFlix, simply go to and start adding all your requests for movies into your personal queue. If you've seen some in these movie blurbs, simply copy the name, click open your queue, and paste the name in the Search box on NetFlix and Select Add. Buy some popcorn and you're ready to Go to the Movies, 21st Century Style. You get to see your movies as the Director created them — NOT-edited for TV, in full-screen width, your own choice of subtitles, and all of the original dialogue.
P. S. Any rumors that Netflix doesn't deliver DVD's promptly is hogwash so far as I am concerned. Our new DVD's are delivered with a couple of days of the old ones being put out on my mailbox.

Movies we watched this month: Hits (watch as soon as you can): Misses (avoid at all costs): "Requiem for a Dream" and "Teaching Miss Tingle". Your call on these next movies; your maya may vary, but I liked them: "Following", "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", "Prime Gig", and "With a Friend Like Harry."

Hits (Watch as soon as you can. A Don't Miss Hit is one you might otherwise ignore.):
"We Were Soldiers"
"Ride with the Devil".

Misses (Avoid At All Costs): We attempted to watch these this month, but didn't make it all the way through on most of them. Awhile back when three AAAC horrors hit us in one night, I decided to add a sub-category to "Avoid at All Costs", namely, A DVD STOMPER. These are movies so bad, you don't want anyone else to get stuck watching them, so you want to stomp on the disks. That way, if everyone else who gets burnt by the movie does the same, soon no copies of the awful movie will be extant and the world will be better off.

"Requiem for a Dream"
"Teaching Miss Tingle"

Your call on these — Your taste in movies may differ, but I liked them:

"A.I. Artificial Intelligence"
"Prime Gig"
"With a Friend Like Harry"

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Thanks to Justin Wilson from whom I first heard this story many years ago. Also thanks to Wyman Tidwell, a friend who actually raises purebred Santa Getrudis cattle and had the Grand Champion Bull at the Texas State fair in Dallas this past year.

Boudreaux's father is a Cajun cattleman who raises purebred Santa Gertrudis cattle and sells them as breeding stock. He does a lot of selective artificial insemination breeding, embryo transfer, and shows them proudly at the State Fair in Shreveport every year.

He even had the Grand Champion Bull at the State Fair last year. He loves his cattle and keeps them in a pen right outside the house where he can check on them. What he doesn't love is petty bureaucrats sticking their noses in his business. That's why he wasn't too happy one day when the State Cattle Agent showed up at his door. The agent waved his ID card in Mr. Boudreaux's face and said, "I'm the State Cattle Agent and I'm here to inspect your cattle!"

Mr. Boudreaux looked at his cheap blue suit, his thin moustache, and tried to find the eyes of the brassy young man who was hiding behind the waving ID. Mr. B. pointed over to the side of the house and said, "Wahl, dere's de cattle pen. You can look at dem till yo eyeballs roll down on de ground!" Mr. Boudreaux walked back to his hot boudin and cold cush-cush on the kitchen table. He was shaking his head. "Dem agents get younger and ruder every year," he thought to himself.

A few minutes later, Mr. Boudreaux heard noises coming from the cattle pen. Somebody was yelling something that he couldn't make out.

"Merde, wat now?" He thought as he stepped outside and saw the Agent being chased around the pen by his champion Santa Getrudis Bull, T-Chou! Mr. Boudreaux smiled and sat down on his outside rocker to enjoy the scene.

The Agent yelled over to him, "Help!" and continued around the pen. Mr. B. smiled, waved at him, and continuing rocking on his rocker. A few seconds later, the Agent came back around yelling at Mr. Boudreaux, "Help me! Can't you do something?!" And around he came again. "Please, can't you help me? Tell me what to do!" Mr. Boudreaux yelled over to the Agent, "SHOW HIM YOUR CARD! SHOW HIM YOUR CARD!"

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5. Website Additions for May:
ARJ, Volume 1, Tidbits
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A Reader's Journal, Volume 1, Now Available On-Line.

Go to:

After the successful publication of our hardbound ARJ, v1, which found its way into Good Readers' hands around the world, we have now published it on-line. It will take a month or so of effort to translate the 300 plus reviews into web format, but you can begin visiting the site now and bookmarking it for future reference. For now there are about 3 dozen reviews in the first chapter, Evolution of Consciousness, that are ready for you to read.

Tidbits: Like so many of you, I receive the 21st Century equivalent of what used to be circulated through offices in heavily re-xeroxed form, these list of funny and interesting sayings. I have been saving these and thought it might be useful to unleash these on the world. Provide one place where folks can go and not have to send out emails to everyone on their mailing list. If you personally have some list of funny or interesting tidbits that I've missed, please send them along. Each of the items included below is only one of a list of similar items. Don't read the Tidbits.htm page at work or while driving in heavy traffic. Should be avoided by people who have just had facial surgery. Here's looking at you, Kid!

Check the full set of Tidbits out at:

Included in Tidbits at this time are these categories, among other things:

Things You'd Love to Say at Work but Can't such as: I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.

2. You Know You're From New Orleans When ... Someone asks you "Where Y'at?" you say, "J'est fine, Dahlin'! How's yomomanddem?"

3. Today's Stock Market Results: Helium was up, feathers were down. Paper was stationery.

4. Desiderata

5. Goldwynisms such as: "If I look confused it's because I'm thinking."

6. The Bilingual Debate Continues... Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American campaign: "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux."

7. 41 Tips for Proper English such as: "Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc."

8. Daffynitions such as: The Dopelar effect (n.) The tendency of stupid ideas to seem

smarter when you come at them rapidly.

9. Rules to Live By such as: Law of Revelation: The hidden flaw never remains hidden.

10. Good Humor Ads such as: Lost: small apricot poodle. Reward. Neutered. Like one of the family.

11. Infomania Trivia such as: Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

12. More Classified Ads such as: Illiterate? Write today for free help.

13. Famous Sports Quotes such as: Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints G.M., when asked after a loss what he thought of the refs: "I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating."

14. Everyday Unsolved Mysteries such as: Is there another word for synonym?

15. More Inanities such as: Honk if you love peace and quiet.

16. Etymology and the Facts of Life in the 1500's such as: Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the "upper crust".

17. Humorous Observations such as: Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?

18. Thoughts on Life such as: Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.

19. Life's Puzzles such as: Can you be a closet claustrophobic?

20. Fun with English such as: The farm was used to produce produce.

21. Remember When such as: When nobody owned a purebred dog.

22. Actual Medical Observations Written by Mds such as: She is numb from her toes down.

23. The Bible According to Kids such as: Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day, but a ball of fire by night.

Quotes: Need a good quote to start off a speech? Like this one: "I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents...." by James Madison (4th American President). Maybe you're looking for the exact wording of a quote by Churchill, such as "we will fight them on the beaches" or the origin of the phrase, "As above, so below"? Check out all the useful stuff at Bobby's Treasury of Famous and Interesting Quotes: We've added several new quotes including the Madison and the Churchill one.

And finally, I hope everyone is enjoying the colorful book jackets that I started adding to my reviews since the Burning Bush review (which also has a little animation). Also I added a new photo of me to the top of each review. If you'll check the list of Digest archives at - and look closely after the loading is done, you'll notice a subtle animation in that photo as well. (*wink*)

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6. A SONNET by BOBBY from Flowers of Shanidar:
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The Great Sprinkler

Water while the roots are shallow.
Seedlings, saplings, sprouts so callow
Drink thirstily at the surface
In order that they grow up fast.

But unless the sprinkler relents
In time each growing plant repents
And enters desiccated sleep
Because its roots were not so deep.

Nearby lush emerald coats of green -
Wildflowers in iridescent sheen -
Frame each color of the rainbow
And, flowering, send deep roots below.

When seldom does the cool rain fall
These blossoms suffer not at all.
Deep in the earth's interior
These plants feel not inferior.

Their roots are deep beneath the sod -
They wait upon their sprinkler: God

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7. REVIEWS and ARTICLES for May:
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And for my Good Readers, here’s the new reviews and articles for this month. The ARJ2 ones are new additions to the top of A Reader’s Journal, Volume 2, Chronological List, and the ART ones to A Reader’s Treasury.

1.) ARJ2: The Adventures of Captain Underpants — An Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey

"George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of elementary school - and now they're going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret even he doesn't know who he is!" Thus begins the epic novel which was already up to Issue No 5 when I first discovered the newest superhero to run around in his underpants. The Captain doesn't have blue underpants like Superman or black ones like Batman, his are white just like most people wear. Disguised as Mr. Krupp, the anything-but-mild-mannered principal at Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, he fights the never ending battle for "truth, justice, and all that is pre-shrunk and cottony." I can't make this up, folks -- this is what your grade school kids are reading these days. I bought the five issues at the drugstore when I saw them the other night. Don't believe your kid is reading Captain Underpants? Just ask the sweet little tyke and watch for a blush if he says, "No, Mommie."

Don't wait for your kids to bring home a copy for you to read; they're reading at school when nobody's watching, and you may have to wait forever. Buy a set for you to read and then give them to your kids. Why let them have all the fun by themselves? These are funny books! Comic books for the 21st Century! To read my deep insights into Underpants, press here on Underpants. Go ahead it's all right, nobody's looking:

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2.) ARJ2: Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts by Rudolf Steiner

My theory of learning goes like this: when learning something new, it's best to know all about it before you start. That's the bootstrap paradox, isn't it? What works for me is to do a review of what a book or an author's complete works are about before reading the first work. This book of "Leading Thoughts" provides such a summary of Rudolf Steiner's body of works in his own hand. In fact, it provides 185 paragraph length summaries of the major ideas and thoughts of his that he wrote for a newsletter for learners. Many of the short thoughts are filled out before handed with a several page explication and together these thoughts and short essays fill this book with Steiner's ideas and thoughts. You can read the 900 plus separate books to get all of the 185 thoughts compiled in this one book, but obviously you're better off beginning with this summary.

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The SPIZZNET File , my novel about Dolphin Communication is now available for you Good Readers to read On-line.

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If you prefer to read a hardbound or paperbound copy, "The Spizznet File" is also available for sale below. Good Readers, who have enjoyed this fine novel about inter-species communication (e. g., dolphins and humans, men and women) on-line and wish to show gratitude to the author, may order their personal copy of the book.

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