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Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt by James Henry Breasted by James Henry Breasted
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The Lesser Good: The Problem of Justice in Plato and Levinas by Wendy C. Hamblet
Occult Science in India by Louis Jacolliot
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition by William Strunk Jr.
Nietzsche Within Your Grasp by Shelley O'Hara
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About meI'm a 50 yr old ex-international pharmaceuticals executive side-lined by incurable and untreatable degenerative diseases of the spine, its connective tissues,and the spinal cord itself. However, I'm almost grateful to the diseases and their concomitant pain as I never would have uncovered what I have without it and I would not have been able to see my children and wife grow in the way I have. Gratitude aside, the pain has left no part of my life untouched. My ability to read critically was severely affected by both the pain and the medications for eight of the past ten years. Many times gathering the concentration necessary to read, or even watch a movie seemed almost impossible. When the pain was at its worst I could not stay still (either prone, sitting, or the "Zero Gravity" position). The only thing I could do was to pace about the house and try to keep from beating my head against the wall. Fortunately, an intrathecal pump that delivers Diludad (a synthetic opiate) directly to the cerebral-spinal fluid has reduced the frequency of the unsupportable pain from several times a day to just once or twice. I can't tell you how free I feel. I can even put up with the chronic, background pain better than before. I now feel that I am able to plan my life and decide what I want to achieve in whatever time I have. I have decided that my main priorities (aside from my primary priorities, being the best father, husband,son, friend I can) is to read and truly understand all of the books in my library. I know that my expeditions in the ideas contained in these books will lead me down paths I have never imagined and that will cause some books fade in importance. I intend to use LibrayThing to record my journey, what I have learned, and any insights that may come to me. I hope that this may prove useful to my children and even the grand children I'm sure I will have one day. If it comes to be of use to others - very few things could make me happier. (About the photo, I was going to change its orientation, but the way it is seems somehow appropriate.)
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Real nameGeorge Mills
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Member sinceApr 10, 2009
Currently readingThe Oxford History of Ancient Egypt by Ian Shaw
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