This Blog has been on summer break for a while, mostly because I spend so much time outside and because there's been so much work. To cover the gap here's a few chunks from my summer literature:
'Salem's Lot' (Stephen King)
The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation.
Killing Floor, Jack Reacher No.1 (Lee Child)
In the end, a government’s primary duty is to defend the value of its currency.
Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Committment (Gay Hendricks and Kathlyn Hendricks)
We have all had so little training in how to take true responsibility for our lives that we tend to slip into projection when the slightest stress occurs.
The Stand (Stephen King)
He stopped wanting to communicate, and when that happened the thinking process itself began to rust and disintegrate.
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (Robert Louis Stevenson)
But we are all travellers in what John Bunyan calls the wilderness of this world—all, too, travellers with a donkey: and the best that we find in our travels is an honest friend. He is a fortunate voyager who finds many. We travel, indeed, to find them. They are the end and the reward of life.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel (Neil Gaiman)
In my dreams I have used that language to heal the sick and to fly; once I dreamed I kept a perfect little bed-and-breakfast by the seaside, and to everyone who came to stay with me I would say, in that tongue, “Be whole,” and they would become whole, not be broken people, not any longer, because I had spoken the language of shaping.
Tripwire, Jack Reacher No.3 (Lee Child)
The whole point of drifting was happy passive acceptance of no alternatives.