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~~~ GOOD MOUNTAIN PRESS DIGEST #26 Published July 1, 2002 ~~~
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Quote for the Freedom Celebrating Month of July:

Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one's own being.
       — Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, (1875-1961)

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Archived Digests
Table of Contents

1. July's Violet-n-Joey Cartoon
2. Honored Readers for July
3. On a Personal Note
4. Cajun Story
5. Website Additions for July: ARJ, Volume 1, Tidbits, Matherne Rule #36
6. Poem from Freedom on the Half Shell:"Dance of Energy"
7. Reviews and Articles Added for July:

8. Information on Dolphin Novel:
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
2012: Jan#121,Feb#122,Mar#123,Apr#124,May#125,Jun#126,Jul#127,Aug#128,Sep#129,Oct#12a,Nov#12b,Dec#12c
2013: Jan#131,Feb#132,Mar#133,Apr#134,May#135,Jun#136,Jul#137,Aug#138,Sep#139,Oct#13a,Nov#13b,Dec#13c
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. July 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 Acting Natural, A Disappointing Plan, and about how you Can't Not Behave.

#1 "Acting Natural" at

#2 "A Disappointing Plan" at

#3 "Can't Not Behave" 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 July are:

Don Cruse in the backwoods of Alberta, Canada

Barbara Elers in Germany

Congratulations, Don and Barbara!

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Out Our Way:

Our month got off with a bang - we had a weekend workshop/retreat with some friends at Timberlane. One memorable exercise was a Survival Exercise - one with 12 questions like: #8. An early snow confines you to your small tent. You doze with your small stove going. There is danger if the flame is: a. yellow (right answer, one I chose) b. blue and c. red. In the rest of the questions, you were confronted by rimrocked cliffs, darkness, thirst, burning sun, hunger, white water rapids and being attacked by bears. Getting into the spirit of the thing, I suggested a 13th Question as follows:

13. You have a chance to go into a wilderness where you will be confronted by cliffs, darkness, thirst, burning sun, hunger, white water rapids and attacking bears. You decide to:       a. stay home
      b. go anyway

Guess which one I would choose! See, I figure it this way — even in a work-shop, you can have fun. As long as everyone has a sense of humor. (I occasionally lead a humor-building exercise, and can quickly spot those completely lacking in raw material. These are the ones who will only laugh if I appear to do something wrong during the exercise.)

A good friend, C. J. Duet, died early in the month and I went to his funeral at Holy Family Church. I've known CJ since I dated his daughter Dot in 1955. The first week of June found me trying to get caught up with my chores around the house and writing my journal of my busy trip through Texas. The "writing life" as Margaret Atwood writes, is an oxymoron. Writers understand what that means, namely, if you're writing, life is passing you by. And yet we somehow manage to eke out time enough to live and to write.

Some people have asked me why I do so many reviews of Rudolf Steiner's books. Make no mistake about it: these reviews are my study notes, especially for Steiner's works. They comprise my lesson plan for being able to articulate later the views that are so incomprehensible to others as they were to me when I first encountered them. I don't have a group of anthroposophically inclined friends that I grew up with or that live in my neighborhood. There are no nearby lectures on anthroposophy for me to attend. I must work through Steiner's lectures and attempt to make sense of them, and if I make sense of them, then it becomes possible for me to share with others what that sense is. Rightly understood, this is the reason for the intense work I put into creating these Steiner reviews. Feel free to skip them. When you're ready, they will still be there.

Skeptics, skeptical folks, are everywhere. I hear them speaking sometime even when they're not around. Like when Del and I were watching "Vita Bella" or "Life is Beautiful" on DVD. Wonderful movie. I told Del when the father and son got on the train to the concentration camp I could hear the voice of a skeptic watching the movie thinking, "Now, he's going to have face reality. He can't shelter his son from the truth." In the fact of the matter, he did shelter his son from the truth, all the way to the end of the "game." If he hadn't sheltered his son from the truth, his son would have died, just like the other children in the camp who faced reality because no loved them enough to shelter them.

For the months of May and June, we had over 24,000 visitors to the website, a new high, and climbing each month. At the current rate we will have over 150,000 visitors a year. Many of those visitors come to read my reviews, so I am in the process of publishing my first volume of "A Reader's Journal" on-line. This will add about 300 new books and authors for my readers when it's done and attract even more readers. This month I got all of the Spiritual Science and Reading for Enjoyment chapters posted on-line. This is sheer drudgery, but the result is each review is beautiful and easy, complete with a color plate of its book jacket or cover. To see the new Chapters on-line, click on this link: or this link:

Have you ever heard about the "smoke test"? That's a technical term we use in electronics for the final test after assembling a new piece of electronic gear. We turn on the power and see if smoke comes out of the piece of equipment. If it does, it flunks the smoke test and we must start over. Now the truth can be told about the smoke test. Through careful research we have developed an hypothesis that electronics equipment is really powered by smoke. When smoke leaks out, the power to the equipment escapes and it no longer works. That's how the smoke test works. You can say you heard it here first, folks. If you think that I just made this up, you'd be close to the truth.

June is the month for Buster's Creole Tomatoes. And we love them. We eat them by themselves using a special tomato dressing that Del created. We use equal parts of mayonnaise and Wishbone Italian Dressing blended together and pour it over the tomatoes. I slice the tomatoes over the bowl to capture all the juice. Then we put the bowl in the fridge for a couple of hours and eat it ice cold. Hard not to lick the plate. Have no idea how this would work on any tomatoes other than those grown by our dad, Buster. To be away from Louisiana during June would be unthinkable -- imagine having to wait another entire year for the indescribable taste of creole tomatoes! (P. S. Don't believe everything you read on labels in a grocery store.)

Filed for Social Security in time for my 62nd birthday coming up July 20th. Had a glitch in my tax return which had to be straightened out. Luckily we had already filed an amendment to fix the problem. Kept me busy for a few days straightening that out.

Usually I get up in the morning before Del, but on rare occasions she'll beat me to getting out of bed. I rolled out of bed about 5:30 am one morning this month and noticed that she was already up. I called Line 1 from Line 2 and said to Del on the other end, "This is the Sheriff's Office. We received a report that you beat your husband up this morning." She was befuddled. "Bobby, is that you?" Then she started laughing as she got the joke. Hey, gotta do the smoke test on the ole sense of humor from time to time. (If smoke comes out, no sense of humor.)

I was having trouble with the Internet one morning and did a search and found a review of my review of G. Spencer Brown's Laws of Form, which went as follows:

A 'critical' review of LoF by some guy named John who reviews all sorts of books in the same superficial manner, can be consulted as an example of the kind of primary repulsion the book is capable of engendering. A better effort is owed to Bobby Matherne of the Doyletics Foundation, self-described newspaper boy, motor fuels tester, physicist, well surveyor, biomedical programmer, technical writer, psychotherapist, real-time programmer, manager of software development, compiler designer, computer scientist, EDP consultant and auditor, massage therapist, Tarot reader, philosopher, and researcher into the evolution of consciousness! And GSB thought he was the polymath!!!

The third week of June found us flooded with grandkids as four daughters came over with their children, and they have a total of eleven children and one grandchild between them. I cooked crawfish leeks tarts for them the first night, and Grandma Del took them to the Children's Museum the next day while I cooked up a large andouille jambalaya for them for supper. My dad and his friend, plus two of my brothers and their wives added to the festivities for that night. On Friday the two daughters from Texas went across the river to their sister's house while we got ready for the daughter from Alexandria and her three children to arrive. The next day we had two birthday parties to go to. When the kids visit, they always seem to leave something behind, diapers, underpants, toys, etc. This time they left behind a stomach virus and Sunday, which was to be our day of rest and recuperation, was spent walking around the house like zombies wishing we had a mommy to come take care of us. Ain't nothing worse than having both of us sick at the same time!

By Monday I felt better and was able to pick up some friends at the airport and drive them home. By Tuesday I was cutting the grass and making groceries and back working on my ARJ1 again. Del took it easy a couple of days, but was back at work again by Wednesday when our son, Rob, called to announce that his new son, Emerson, was born earlier that morning, June 26, 2002 at 4:30 am CDT in Bloomington, Indiana, 7 lbs, 6 oz, and 19" long. We sent flowers to the hospital. (The third child's birth usually doesn't get as much attention as the first and second, so we thought we'd make it special for the mom.)

They're building a Leggo house nearby. That's not what they call it, but that's exactly what it looks like from the street. Large white blocks that are set into place on top of each other like a Leggo construction. Inside the white styrofoam are metal reinforcing rods inside of a space into which concrete will be poured to provide the strength for the walls. Wall cost is about three times the normal wall cost, but that only adds about ten to fifteen percent to the overall cost of the house. Don't know if I'd like living in a beer cooler though.

On Saturday we visited a long-time friend, Carol, in Florida. Spent the afternoon in Pensacola Beach on an outdoor patio overlooking the beach and Gulf. After a tasty lunch we walked the length of the new fishing pier and then took a dip in the swimming pool. Drove home that night so that I could get up early to catch the World Cup match between Germany and Brazil the next morning. After playing a great first half Germany let a couple of Ronaldo's kicks get past them and Brazil won, 2-0. Great game.

June was a terrific month. The days have been dry and mild and breezy. The planning workstation got a big workout this month. And by the end of the month, our normal afternoon showers returned to keep the St. Augustine grass and the flowers well-watered. I picked up the sprinkler for the season.


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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.
Hits (Watch as soon as you can. A Don't Miss Hit is one you might otherwise ignore.):

"Kate and Leopold"
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
"Sexy Beast"
"The Spreading Ground"

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.


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

"American History X"
"Donnie Darko "
"Fast and Furious"
"Star Wars, Attack of the Clones"
"Behind Enemy Lines"
"Joy Ride"

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[RJM NOTE: I found out how the x's on the end of Cajun names came into being. After writing down the Cajun's name at the courthouse, the clerk would ask them to sign next to the name, and many of the Cajuns did know how to write, so they put down an "x" which over the years became incorporated into the spelling of their names. Thus both Boudreau and Boudreaux are variants of one original name, but if it has an "x", you know it's Cajun!]

One day Broussard asked his friend Boudreaux if he would help his son, Tee Boy, take his donkey into town to get some seed potatoes for his fall planting. Boudreaux said, "Dat's a long way, yeah." Broussard said, "Mais, Boudreaux, that donkey is strong enough to carry both of you, if you want." So Boudreaux said, "It's a nice day for a walk. I t'ink I'll let Tee Boy ride," and they set off with Tee Boy on the donkey and Boudreaux walking.

As they walked along the bayou side, some tourists stopped to ask directions and they remarked to Boudreaux, "It's a shame for you to be walking when the boy is riding."

Boudreaux thought about it and decided they was right, so he and Tee Boy swapped places.

Later, they passed some Texas roughnecks working on an oil rig who yelled, "Look at that dumb Coonass making that kid walk." So Boudreaux told Tee Boy, "Mais, I guess we'd better both walk."

Soon they passed some big city folks having a picnic in the country. "Look at dem dumb Cajuns! They're walking when they've got a perfectly good donkey to ride on." So, both Boudreaux and Tee Boy decided to get on the donkey and ride together.

Now they passed the parish priest at Our Lady of Prompt Succor who said, "Shame on you, Boudreaux, for putting such a load on that poor donkey."

Boudreaux said, "Thank you, Father, I do believe you are right, yeah!"

So Boudreaux and Tee Boy lifted the donkey upon their shoulders and began to carry it into town. As they walked over the bridge crossing the bayou, they lost their grip on the animal and it fell into the river and drowned.

When Boudreaux told Broussard what happened later, Broussard said, "Mais, I could've have told you dat was going to happen!"

"How's dat?" Boudreaux asked.

"Wahl, my Papa always told me, 'If you try to please everyone, you might as well kiss yo' ass goodbye.'"

[Thanks to Ray Haiduk in Lubbock, Texas who passed along the original story to me recently.]

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5. Website Additions for July
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First a little fun. Those of you without a sense of humor and still alive anyway (quite an accomplishment!) may skip this link:

Added an advertising to Google's AdWords. If you'd like to see it, do the following: Click on the following address: and do a Search on this phrase: "very depressed" - you will then notice a small Ad for off to the right of your Search results. These ads only cost when someone clicks on the ad, not when they see the ad. So look all you want.

Teaching and Learning The Live Lecturer in the Classroom and the Live Lecturer Within
This essay was originally written as a final paper for Dr. Michael Paulsen's class in College Teaching in 1999. Since then I've added additional material on the importance of live lecturing and how when we read we create a "live lecturer within." Read the new material at: under the two headings:
"The Live Lecturer in the Classroom" and "Reading: The Live Lecturer Within"

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 Chapter 1, Evolution of Consciousness, plus the entirety of Chapter 2, Quantum Reality, Chapter 3 Psychotherapy, and Chapter 4, Spiritual Science. The remainder of the reviews should be readable on-line by the end of July. Enjoy.

Tidbits: New this month: Story of Dachshund and Leopard. 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. I wanted to 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.

Quotes: Need a good quote to start off a speech? Like this one: "You can observe a lot by watching" by Yogi Berra. 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 Yogi and the Churchill one.

And finally, I hope everyone is enjoying the colorful book jackets that I started adding to all 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. POETRY by BOBBY from Freedom on the Half Shell :
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Dance of Energy

A ladybug
       is in the tub
       as I pull the plug.
As she swims,
       the water that washes against her shell
       has earlier washed
Against every part of my body.

In the ocean
       is water that has washed
       every part of Mother Earth's body
       and dissolved within itself,
       evenly distributed:

Silt of the Mississippi, Nile, and Po,
       minerals from the gorge of the Grand Canyon,
       the angular outcroppings of the young
       Appalachians and
       detritus of 3 billion years of baths and showers
       by the Mother of Us All.

And when we bathe our bodies in her ocean,
       we, like you, dear Ladybug,
       rub the molecules of our shell
       with molecules of our Mother's body
And in the dance of molecules exchange our fields of energy.

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7. REVIEWS and ARTICLES for July:
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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 Mystery of the Trinity by Rudolf Steiner

Everyone knows about nightmares. Not the aptness of the word. The compound word is "night" and "mare," a female horse, an animal that comes to you in the night. Nightmares generally have animals in them, and Steiner says, "Animal forms are filled with Inspirations."

Want to learn more? You could locate a copy of the book, "The Mystery of the Trinity and the Mission of the Spirit" or . . . you could just review the review below.

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2.) ARJ2: e Mission of the Spirit by Rudolf Steiner

In the four lectures that comprise the first half of this book, which are reviewed under the title The Mystery of the Trinity, Steiner makes it clear that abstract thinking is the "corpse of our spiritual and soul being as it was before our descent into the earthly world." Abstract thinking, while useful for proof or for logical deductions about the sensory world, hinders us if we use it as our starting point to understanding of the supersensible world.

[page 73] Because of this hindrance alone it is often said that the results of supersensible research cannot be understood by anyone who is not a researcher of the supersensible.
Researchers of the supersensible sounds a little far-fetched to the average ear. Simply put, it's someone who is an initiate. Oh, sure, and how come I never heard anything about that kind of initiation? The answer can be found in the early ecumenical colleges of the Church in which the college decided to extirpate all knowledge of initiation.
[page 13] "For as long as possible nothing new shall be seen in the spiritual world" -- so decreed this college. "The principle of initiation shall be completely rooted out and destroyed. Only the writings we are now modifying are to survive for posterity."
If you want to understand the spiritual world, you must turn the ordinary process of sensory-based science inside out:
[page 75] In ordinary knowing we think about the things; in initiation knowledge we seek to discover how we are being thought by the cosmos.
Want to learn more about initiation and understanding supersensible research?

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3.) ARJ2: The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved by Edward Reaugh Smith

Who was the disciple that Jesus loved?
Who was the rich young man?
Who was the young man dressed only in a linen cloth?
< Who wrote the Book of Revelation?
Who wrote the Gospel of John?
What happened to Lazarus after Jesus brought him back to life?
Why did Jesus not go immediately to Lazarus when notified that his friend was dead? What is a "sickness unto death" mean?

To one used to reading biblical exegeses, the idea that one small book of 76 pages could answer all these questions definitively would be inconceivable. And yet, in my opinion, that is exactly what Ed Smith has done within the covers of this book.

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4.) ARJ2: Harry Potter, (The Book, Audio, and Movie) by J. K. Rowling

Do you think Harry Potter is only for kids?
Do you think maybe you'd like to find out a little about Harry, but don't know where to start, and can't ask your kids or grandkids for fear of seeming foolish?

You can safely read the following review, but first look around the room and make sure no kids or grandkids are watching.

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5.) ARJ2: Thoreau's Journal, Vol. 2 (1851-52) by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau was a lover of wild apples. In those indomitable tree-sized weeds of early America, he saw the sturdy stock of which he was made. He'd stop under any wild apple tree and invariably find a fruit of unique color, texture, and taste. Sort of what you, dear Reader, can find when you accompany Thoreau on his travels.

How can you do this? Through the magical time machine of writing. Carrying a pencil and paper with him, Thoreau recorded his marvelous jaunts through New England, and his journals are available for a time travel trip at your earliest convenience. Till then, you can always just read the review and tell your friends you read the journal. Go ahead. Who'll know? Thoreau was a lover of wild apples. In those indomitable tree-sized weeds of early America, he saw the sturdy stock of which he was made. He'd stop under any wild apple tree and invariably find a fruit of unique color, texture, and taste. Sort of what you, dear Reader, can find when you accompany Thoreau on his travels. How can you do this? Through the magical time machine of writing. Using only a pencil and paper, Thoreau recorded his marvelous treks through New England and his journals are available for a time travel trip at your earliest convenience. Till then, you can always just read the review and tell your friends you read the journal. Go ahead. Who'll know?

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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 hardback or paperback 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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