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Pen and Ink Doodle: The Vine

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Grapes on the vine.

Books to Read and Love: Little House On The Prairie Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder - Summary & Review

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A short summary of The Little House on the Prairie series: Growing up with the Ingalls family, in a series of little houses.

Questions I pondered while reading the Little House on the Prairie series: Was I the only one who wanted to be a pioneer after reading this?
How could I develop such closeness in my own family?
My thoughts about the Little House on the Prairie series: My favorite childhood reading.
I will never eat a pig's tale.
I am thankful I have never seen such a winter.



Pen and Ink Doodle: Meditation In Red

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Doodling the dramatic.

A Book to Read and Love: How To Live On 24 Hours Per Day by Arnold Bennett - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book How to Live on 24 Hours per Day: Discovering the time to live.

Questions I pondered while reading How to Live on 24 Hours per Day: How do I value my time?
How do I want to improve myself?
My thoughts about How to Live on 24 Hours per Day: Life changer.
Keep calm.
Improve on.



Pen and Ink Doodle: Hidden In Plain Sight

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A doodle of the universe.


Inspired by:
Hidden in Plain Sight

A Book to Read and Love: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Brave New World: Relationships are nothing, but your meds are free.

Questions I pondered while reading Brave New World:
Why can't truth and happiness co-exist?
Is it wise to allow technology to replace the spiritual?
My thoughts about Brave New World:
Despite its outlandishness, the story makes a good suggestion as to our appearance after we give up our humanity.
It isn't pretty.
(but there are plenty of drugs)




A Book to Read and Love: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Summary & Review

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A short summary of Pride and Prejudice: Dating sucks.

Questions I pondered while reading Pride and Prejudice: How important is my reputation to me?
Does anyone truly like to date? My thoughts about Pride and Prejudice: My favorite love story.
I wanted to marry an English lord when I grew up.
Families are embarrassing.


A Play to Read and Love: A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the play A Raisin in the Sun: A family's windfall dreams.

Questions I pondered while reading A Raisin in the Sun: Why do we dream?
How important is my family to me?
My thoughts A Raisin in the Sun: Follow your dreams.
Own your heritage.
Eat your eggs.



Pen and Ink Doodle: Meditation 8.6.17

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Looking toward the infinite.

A Speech to Read and Love:The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the speech The Gettysburg Address:
Mr. President tells us to remember those who died for our country's values.

Questions I pondered while reading The Gettysburg Address:
Why is this concept still a challenge for us?
Why are we still fighting about the Civil war?
My thoughts about The Gettysburg Address: Knowing history is how we stop it from repeating.

Never, never, again.

One nation, indivisible.




Pen and Ink Doodle: Sun Flower

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Meditating on our star.

A Book to Read and Love: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Devil in the White City: The story behind the 1893 World's Fair and the H.H. Holmes Castle.

Questions I pondered while reading Devil in the White City: How can we prevent serial killers?
Can mixing stories be overwhelming?
My thoughts about Devil in the White City: Chicago has such a past.
Two books in one.
How are these things made?



Pen and Ink Doodle: Sea Palm

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Looking through the water.

A Book to Read and Love: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Summary & Review

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A short summary of To Kill a Mockingbird: The trial of the town and the failure of its justice.

Questions I pondered while reading To Kill a Mockingbird: Why is bravery attributed only to warriors?
When will justice truly be color-blind?
My thoughts To Kill a Mockingbird: I hate to lose.
I hate dumb people.
I hate bullies.
Maycomb would have been quite a trial for me.



A Book to Read and Love: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Alchemist: A shepherd travels to Egypt to discover a treasure.

Questions I pondered while reading The Alchemist: What is my personal legend?
Why can't love be part of a person's destiny?
My thoughts about The Alchemist: I am still searching for my destiny.
I hope I can fulfill it.
I suspect it isn't in Egypt.





A Book to Read and Love: So Long And Thanks For All The Fish by Douglas Adams - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: Dolphins depart after a mass hysteria.

Fortunately, they left the earth a present.

Questions I pondered while reading So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: How exactly did Dent and Fenny manage to?...never mind I am not sure I want to know.
Do romance and hitchhiking work well together?
My thoughts about So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: It is the end of the world as we know it.
Feel good about it.
Don't forget your towel.



A Book to Read and Love: Life, The Universe And Everything by Douglas Adams - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book Life, the Universe, and Everything: Supercomputing and Krikkit players pit themselves against the universe.

Questions I pondered while reading Life, the Universe, and Everything: Aren't annihilatory weapons stupid?
Don't most sports have a violent beginning?
My thoughts about Life, the Universe, and Everything: More and more improbable.
Give peace a chance.



A Book to Read and Love: The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe by Douglas Adams - Summary & Review

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A short summary of the book The Restaurant at the end of the Universe: Getting to witness the end of the world before traveling back in the earth.

Questions I pondered while reading The Restaurant at the end of the Universe: Can you always find wisdom amid the ridiculous?
Is tea really that complicated?
My thoughts about The Restaurant at the end of the Universe: Eat at Milliway's - but don't steal any rides.
I have a hankering for tea, do I dare?
I want an improbability drive.