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  1. Re: Farley Mowat, Canadian writer impassioned about nature, dies at 92

    In order to read the post by observer I will need to be on another computer, and I will be in due time; the old imac ain't what it was.
  2. Re: Farley Mowat, Canadian writer impassioned about nature, dies at 92

    Very good piece by Matt Schudel. Surprised there was no mention of Newfoundland; Farley lived there for quite some time. But, Annie Proulx wrote one of my favourite books (Shipping News) and captured...
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    Re: Community is crawling

    Alistair: Do any of the people from the Electric Scotland. Com site every meet for lunch ? I was on that site and not sure if one needs to sign up, but the thing is, I will be in and about the "Fair...
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    Re: Why Men Don't Ask for Directions

    I have no need to ask directions, there's a sat/nav in the glove compartment.
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    Re: CHIEFTAIN OF ELECTRIC SCOTLAND

    Yes, Sandy, Airtransat, wasn't sure if we were allowed to use the name. I have used them quite a few times and remember some years ago talked to a fellow passenger (might have been my first trip) and...
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    Re: CHIEFTAIN OF ELECTRIC SCOTLAND

    not sure if this thread is the proper thread for this post....I have been thinking of a trip back hame and did some looking up of air fares....I know there is an airline advertising a real special...
  7. A lack of knowledge in regards two writers.

    Joyce, James: Lots of years ago, a first year English introduced me to Joyce, "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man". I read it, the entire book, liked what I read. One of the lectures was about the...
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    Re: The Faithful Dog

    I seldom click the "like" thingmie and I know I should, far more often than I do. "Standing by your bed" is deserving, much appreciated and I have done a few forwards...read it more than once annaw.
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    Re: Writers i've overlooked.

    Perhaps a thread for writers I should have overlooked. I have a "kindle" and the number of mistakes, typos, mis-spellings which amazon overlooks is a crime. But, two writers in particular; Vincent...
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    Re: Writers i've overlooked.

    Just a few words of thanks to "observer" for the youtube clip. At this time I haven't been able to view the clip, the old imac balks at youtube clips and I am going deaf, however, the senior centre...
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    Re: Writers i've overlooked.

    I read "The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency". Also talked to someone about it and perhaps I should read it again; I remember thinking it was quite different....seems to me their was a very interseting...
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    Writers i've overlooked.

    title of this thread should mibee have been, "a writer i missed completely". "William McIlvanney" is new tae me, never heard of him until last Saturday. The association started mair than a month ago...
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    Re: Some Literary Discussion re: TWO Books!

    Mark Twain (two fathoms) was the driving force which made the British publishers begin to pay royalties to American writers. He also went into business with black man; just think of the period when...
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    Re: Some Literary Discussion re: TWO Books!

    Last three books I read are "Huckleberry Finn", "Letters from Earth" by Mark Twain and "Billy Budd" by Herman Melville. Peter Ustinov made a brilliant film out of "Billy Budd" but the book is well...
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    Re: SO HAPPY TO BE BACK!!! :hug:

    Glad you have returned...hope the research is fruitful.
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    An apology to those I have offended:

    I made an apology on the thread where I have offended but realized that those people would not be visiting there and decided to start this thread; once again, I am sorry.
  17. Thread: The Robe

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    Re: The Robe

    Apologies to those who have been offended.
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    Re: The Robe

    Ray called Bill, "wanna pick me up (?), i've had it with this place, time for me to go home, not as if i'm desperate or anything". Bill said, "no, not really" and Ray exploded, "NO (?), what kind of...
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    Re: The Robe

    Marg answered the phone and heard Nola, "Marg, just a minute while i switch this to speaker, our Lottie is ready but cannot remember what you and she talked about". Lottie said, "Marg, was this the...
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    Re: The Robe

    The phone call was for Bernice and after her "hello", said, " oh, hi, Leona", listened and continued, "I have no idea, one minute it is on and the next it is off, I tell you what, how would it be if...
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    Re: The Robe

    Bill drove to his apartment, surprised, saddened but above all, uncertain; he did not know what to do and he did not like the feeling. He picked up his phone to call Stan and stopped, felt sure he...
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    Re: The Robe

    Bill waited for what seemed like an eternity; he paced, bought a soft drink from a machine, sat and tried to read a newspaper. He stood and had a mind to walk up the stairs to the room but thought he...
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    Re: The Robe

    Bill was standing in the hallway, Marg holding the open door to her room. She said, "you could have called from the desk" and Bill replied, "I thought I would come straight to your room, you gave the...
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    Re: The Robe

    At five minutes to twelve they saw each other. Bill's saw her looking really good and welcomed the smile she wore before the feeling of unease entered his head; her smile was teeth only. He reached...
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    Re: The Robe

    He tried reading, first with his kindle and then got out of bed to find something else but sleep would not come. Ten PM the water boils and he makes a pot of tea; pours a mug full and sits at the...
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