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CollectionsYour library (631), Currently reading (1), All collections (631)

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Tagsfiction (95), history (67), biography (51), psychology (34), philosophy (33), poetry (28), essays (24), mysticism (23), music (22), US history (15) — see all tags

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About meWriter, blogger

About my libraryI try to keep the number under 700, thus I continually decide which are worth keeping since I buy at least one per month.

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Books that made me think


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Real nameRon Pavellas

LocationStockholm, Sweden

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Member sinceSep 29, 2006

Currently readingA Sky That Is Never The Same by S.C. Hahn

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I'm reading After the Ice: A Global Human History 20,000-5000 BC by Steven Mithen. Mr. Mithen is a skeptic. He only reluctantly surrenders to evidence of North American occupation by humans previous to the Clovis culture. He won't entertain at all a meteoric explanation for the demise of the larger animals following LGM. Compared to some of the wilder theories I've read, it is good that
Mr. Mithen is cautious, he sticks to what can be proved beyond a doubt. He accepts no nonsense. His is a good book. I like it.
I've ordered The 10,000 Year Explosion. Thanks.
I admire your endevor to study U.S. history. I did the same but studied German history from Frederick the Great through the mid 1930s. Why is "history" so attractive? Does self-preservation, foreshadows of the future play a part?
You are in for a treat studying the American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln as many fine books have been written about this period,and about Lincoln.

My interest these days is the paleohistory of humans before the end of the last glaciation, the Wisconsin in North America, the Wurms glaciation in Europe.
A fasinating time from around 80,000 years ago to 10,000 years ago. I believe
some very important events took place. We all had ancestors who lived day to day in that ancient time from which there is no written record, only paintings, clay, rocks, ashes and some bones. I love the movie "Quest For Fire".
I've a few speculative books listed here on Library Thing that invest the subject
but what I've learned is, like the future, the 50,000 year past is only a shadow.
Greetings, Read your note following Kuntsler's blog
and I followed that to your "Perspective" blog and enjoyed the read very much.
Of course I was pleasently surprised to follow your "books" link to Librarything.
My collection is posted here, lots I inherited from an ancient aunt and more books I've added from time to time. I'll continue to read your "Perspective".
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year,
William Tayloe
Middleburg, Virginia
Ah Ha !!!!! You're the only other person I know of who's read "Unto a good Land" !!!! Did you read all the rest of the series or just that one?
I'm INTJ as well, which reminds me of a humorous story. When I was really into the Meyers-Briggs in the early 90's I remember excitedly rushing into the cube of a colleague to discuss my results. This was after our entire group took the test. It was then I realized that he was of a personality type that did not really care that much about discussing personality types.

I hope to get to the level where I can give away books. Right now I'm in the "coveting" stage of personal development.
Your poem above resonates with me deeply. Also thanks for turning me on to Never heard of it till I read your profile.
Hello, Hola and Hej, Jose--

Thanks for the invitation. After scanning my entries in my library, I realized I hadn't any Herman Hesse, although I have had them/him. I must have lent them to non-returners, or lost them in my many transits. So, I have just ordered the ones I remember the best and will re-read: Magister Ludi, Suddhartha, Steppenwolf. I think I ordered Journey to the East, as well. I am a Watts fan, my main man as it were, and I guess it is. I also collect the pearls of wisdom of others and will share them when I get properly inculcated into your (not so) secret society.

Best wishes,

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