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175 posted 04-06-2005 07:53 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Soon there will LOTS MORE eyes on those pages...and it wont be for spell checks.


very cool Kari...thanks for keeping us updated..and congrats.
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176 posted 04-06-2005 10:05 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

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177 posted 04-06-2005 10:22 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

YES!!  YES!!  YES!!

..and yes, we all need a bit of "good stuff" right now.

I am so happy and proud of you!!!
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178 posted 04-06-2005 04:05 PM       View Profile for sweetcollege_girl   Email sweetcollege_girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sweetcollege_girl

Hurray Sunshine! Thank you for giving a bright spot in an otherwise dismal rainy afternoon! I'm so happy for you!


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179 posted 04-08-2005 09:56 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I would like to thank EVERYONE who is a member of PiP, and who has taken the time to read the initial prose pieces that eventually inspired a novel, originally entitled The Diary and later became, because of contractual timing and choice names, Yesterday’s Love.

Today, I am proud to announce, came the first official Press Release in the Salina Journal:

Salina Woman Publishes Novel

  PublishAmerica, Frederick, Md., has announced that it has acquired the rights to publish “Yesterday’s Love”, a novel by Karilea Jungel, Salina.
  In the book, spirits come to guide legal assistant Katrina Givens in solving a 150-year-old mystery through the acquisition of diaries, journals, dreams and a romance that spanned time.
  Most of PublishAmerica’s books are written by new and previously undiscovered talent, such as Salina’s newly discovered author. A traditional publishing company, PublishAmerica pays advances and royalties while offering an alternative to authors who most likely would be overlooked by larger, more commercial publishers. More details about book and author will soon appear at  . When released this fall, the book will be available through local book stores as a trade paperback.
   For more information, please contact Miranda Prather at or Jungel at …
   Raised in California, Jungel lived in several states in the Midwest and became immersed in Kansas history when she settled in Salina with her husband in 1990. Employed as a legal assistant, she is mother and stepmother to three daughters and grandmother of six.

I would like to take a moment to thank ALL of the PiPsters who have been reading this journal [seeing as how I should keep it within one post, more or less, since I made one of the official announcements here…] and especially thank those who were so very thoughtful to send me not only their best wishes, but some additional input on PublishAmerica.  It’s always good to see the Pros and Cons of a business.  What was shared with me was some of the things I had uncovered initially, and some later matter that I was able to put to rest with a very serious e-mail to one of the contacts at PublishAmerica.  In that e-mail, the woman voiced some exasperation at the fact that basically, the higher some strive, the more arrows there are. What I have found, however, is that PublishAmerica also puts up in their own website the same pros and cons.

But don’t we all know this feeling?  So often we watch someone with a new way of doing things come along, saying, “we can make a difference” then wham, they get sideswiped by others in the media who will put them down because, simply, they did come up with a better way to incorporate more into a world for others that was once otherwise closed off to those who had that kind of dream.

Sam Walton immediately comes to mind.

Bill Gates comes to mind.

And four entrepreneurs here:

What I find interesting, however, is that one of my peers [whom I met years ago in a legal association, befriending over time] asked, “what is the name of the publishing house?”  I thought hard and long in those seconds between the question and the response.  After all, I was trying to keep myself as a guinea pig and go through the motions alone so I wouldn’t inadvertently let anyone else go astray [perhaps in a try well met, yet failed.]

But when she said her attorney was working on his own book, I thought, “well, why not?” and shared what information I had with her.  Today I learned that her boss’s manuscript has been accepted, and he received basically the same information I did.  He, too, received a contract. Being the skeptic [that seemed to match my own research] he was, he went ahead and signed the contract and sent it back in.  His thoughts?  Per his assistant… “He figured, what did he have to lose?  He wasn't out any money.  He'd be published and he'd have fun with it to boot!”

Have fun with it, to boot.

And there is the nut, the key.

Have fun with it.

Most of you know me in one way or another, through my writing, my five plus years here, my interaction with you. I love to share. I was sharing my “prose” with you when it decided to turn itself into a novel.  It was highly encouraged by several of you whom I care so much about, to “get it off that dadburn internet!” in one voice or another.

So I did.  I asked the Wiz, and he “poofed” in his way of poofing things, and I felt a loss.  It went deep and swift, even though I had all of the chapters right here, in my own computer.  But what I had shared, was gone.  However, several of you continued to say, “keep me apprised…keep me updated….tell me how it’s going.”  Well, it got up and left!  Smiling

It left so far, that it wrote itself into its own book.

So, my last word for the moment, is to say…thank YOU.  Thank you for the encouragement to continue with a small piece of prose.  Thank YOU for the continued encouragement when the story disappeared from Passions.  And thank you…for allowing me to spread a bit of unreal oh-whoa-what-is-happening-to-me-right-now moment with all of you…because I am working very hard not to say, hey, look at me.  Trust me, I know what I look like in the mornings…

Bottoms up…this is the cheer…to you…for all YOU have done for me.  Ron?  This is the moment where I say, “thanks” in a subtle way [watch for mail] and for all of the training, education, learning/leaning situations you’ve given me; Kit? for the atta-girls; Sharon? for welcoming me to Passions….; Nan…for being everything you are and then some…

then, the members, all of you…

and for those of you who have met me half-way all of these years….

stay with me.  Keep me rooted.  Keep me sane.  Don’t praise what is wrong.  Now is the time for the truth.  Tell me what I do wrong; and sometimes when I do right?  Write me, and tell me, yes. This is who you are.

You see?

Like I told a very near and dear friend…I don’t plan on getting big.  I plan on staying little, and continuing to learn, and grow.

Because “big” always makes a very loud, aching, moaning sound when it falls.

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (04-09-2005 07:37 AM).]

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180 posted 04-09-2005 05:05 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

I am so proud of you, Karilea!!!
I'm excited, too!!  
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181 posted 04-09-2005 06:09 PM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

Just adding my cheers, felicitations, hugs and all the rest of good stuff for you in this time.  Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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182 posted 04-10-2005 04:58 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Now sit back and have fun!
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183 posted 04-10-2005 05:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I should have been here tell you how proud I am of you....Yippeeeeee!!  
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184 posted 04-10-2005 07:22 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Hmmm..seems to me a few years ago I talked to you
regarding this major happening in your life.
I am so very very proud the time is now.
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185 posted 04-11-2005 10:36 PM       View Profile for AllyKat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit AllyKat's Home Page   View IP for AllyKat

Wow.  I proud of you too. Even though I don't know you that well.  Things have progressed here on PiP.  So has the poetry.  I can tell.  Things have progressed in my poetry as well.  I've been writing so much poetry since last week.  At least 2 poems a day!  Well...Heres ally signing off
        PEACE OUT!  

I remember us together
I remember the times we shared
I remember when we loved eachother
I remember when you once cared.

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186 posted 04-15-2005 09:21 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

The beginning of a new beginning.

Kind of like that thought.

But a funny thing happened a couple of nights ago, just before we signed our life into debt for a new home once again.  

We knew that even though "unadvertised", the minute we learned we wanted the house we're moving into this week, that our current house immediately experienced a "high rate" of foot traffic from the day it went on the market and over five days' time.  As said, even "unadvertised", it had a Sunday home Open House and the realtor enjoyed some 30 "groups" as the realtors call walk-ins.


Over the last few weeks I've learned who those "groups" are.  In a large sense, people who know us, through business and/or work and acquaintances...and the like.

But last Thursday night, I had to chuckle.  Because what I received was one of the kindest, most heartwarming side comments I have ever heard in this, my newly acquired life.

What? you may ask.

Smiling here.  My husband and I were at dinner after a last "walk through" of the new home just prior to the signing on Friday. A lady/friend/mother I know who is the Clerk of the District Court of our County walked by, spied us, said, "hi" and I asked her to visit for a moment, as I don't see her too much in person, but talk to her a great deal when I need to rapidly get things done at her office.

"So, when are you moving?"

"How did you know?"

"I went through your Open house!"  We laughed, and she said that she and her family do "that" on weekends at times, just to see how people keep up their homes, to see different interior decorating styles, and the like.  

Then we talked about families, recent illnesses, work, etc.  She mentioned that her oldest daughter had been out sick with this "stuff" that's been going around, and that night, because the daughter had begged so much, they had gone to one of her soccerball games, even though she couldn't play.

In a few moments, the daughter showed up, leaving her father at the front counter where he was paying for the meal, in order to "retrieve" her mother so they could leave.

In an effort to introduce us, and bring a continuity of "you should know who this is," my friend tried to explain to her daughter why it was she "should" know who I was.  That they had gone through our house a few weeks ago, and tried to describe a few of the rooms.

In a magical, mystical moment [for me], the daughter leaned close to her mother and whispered, "the writer's house?"

Can you, oh sure, yes, you can! imagine my surprise, awe, pride, joy at the thought that this young lady thought of me as a "writer!"

Heck, I'm still having a hard time thinking like that!

Oh, yes, she sure did remember my office filled with angels and fairies, books and more books, and she even looked into the closet where I keep all of my binders filled with poetry...

"the writer's house."

The glow upon her face was not simply in my imagination; I looked at my husband and he said, "why don't you..." and I turned to the young lady, asking,

"Do you like to write?"

"Oh, Yes!"

"And do you like poetry, as well?"  

"Oh, YES!"

Smiling at her, seeing the deep sincerity build in her beautiful brown eyes, [or what I could see as being brown] I spoke again.

"I belong to a poetry group on the internet, and I also belong to a poetry group that meets every other week or so. In fact, my granddaughter comes with me, and," [now speaking to her mother] "we don't speak down to the younger members; we try to introduce college level material to them."

Turning back to the young lady, I said, "do you think you would be interested in coming to a meeting, or learning more about the internet site of poets that I enjoy so much?"

"Oh Yes!"

I gave her my little business card that carries my phone number and such, and she thanked me. Her mother, my friend through business, seemed very pleased.  But I thought afterwards, that I should be calling my friend this weekend, and ask if her daughter, and perhaps even my friend could join us during April at the poetry meetings at Capers, the one restaurant in town that holds itself open for such activities.  

Today I started moving into my new house.  Tomorrow I shall make an appointment for a new poet's future.

And then come back here, to my other home, hoping that all of you are well...

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187 posted 04-18-2005 12:26 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Kari, I must say, WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! you go girl!

I want a copy hehehe
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188 posted 04-18-2005 01:07 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Karilea sissie...what a lovely story ...."the writer's house"...and it will follow you into your new house....which will also be "the writer's house".  Because it surrounds you, wherever you are, even the air is the chair you sit to write, you see?  Well, I do!  
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189 posted 05-23-2005 04:23 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Unusual Facts:

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour...

Like this???

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190 posted 05-23-2005 05:45 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I'm off to find a wall

"we all have wings, but some of us don't know why"

Michael Hutchence (INXS)

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191 posted 05-23-2005 09:37 PM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

Congrats to you.

Ya know, a few years ago, I sent my manuscript for a book that I had written into a publisher and they rejected me and it just made me feel so bad about my writing (and self).  Crazy I know.  I should have kept sending it and sending it until someone seen it's value.  But I didn't, and in a really bad moment with my self, I destoyed the work.  Dumb I know, and now I know better and that is why I had to go buy a new PC... I SAVE EVERYTHING haha

I have thought about submitting some of the recent work that I have done, just to see what happened.  I'm not at that point in life that having something rejected would really bother me to the point of it's destruction.  It will happen, and YOU are living proof.  Your story is so inspiring, and I can't wait to read it all (I will send ya the cash for an autographed copy) lol cause' I want to have a peice of history from "the writer lady".

Congrats again - you make all us women writers proud m'friend.

Best to you and yours


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-Lee Ann Womack

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192 posted 05-24-2005 03:00 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

And for the perfect quote of the day...

any day

pick a day...

"I try to take life one day at a time, but lately several days have attacked me at once."
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193 posted 07-12-2005 07:33 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Well, beck's bells...

A very good and dear friend sent a link to me today, and it is MORE than interesting...

if you follow this link....


Warning:  This site might cause more info than you care to know.

This is really interesting.  Also can click on what your name means on the site too.  

Check out what the moon looked like the night you were born!  

Click here: Birthday Calculator

You'll find out [as it says, probably more about you than you wanted to know...]

when I typed in my name, I found this...

You entered: Karilea Rilling Jungel

There are 20 letters in your name.
Those 20 letters total to 99
There are 8 vowels and 12 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 9  [Note: I always thought it was 7]

The keys to the nature of a Life Path number 9 person are compassion, generosity, and a very humanitarian attitude. This is the lesson that must be learned in this life. Usually this number produces an individual that is very trustworthy and honorable, and one unlikely to harbor any sort of prejudice. Obviously, this is a rather tall order, but you are, in fact, a person that feels very deeply for individuals less fortunate than yourself, and if you are in a position to help, you certainly will. You tend to be quite sensitive, as you see the world with much feeling and compassion. The 9, being the highest of the single digit numbers, holds an elevated position and poses certain responsibilities. The purpose of life for those with a 9 life path is of a philosophical nature. Judges, spiritual leaders, healers and educators frequently have much 9 energy. Material gains are not overly important, although the quality of some life path 9 people is such that they are materially rewarded in very significant ways. Often, the number 9 life path requires a very selfless attitude and the giving up of material possessions for the common good. Even the very average of those with life path 9 possess extremely compassionate tendencies. The desire to help others, especially the troubled or underprivileged, is strong. You are apt to frequently find yourself being used and let down by others, as your generosity is misused and abused.

The number 9's very deep understanding of life is sometimes manifested in the artistic and literary fields. Here you may be able to express your deep emotional feelings through painting, writing, music, or other art forms. Often, however, there if a great deal of difficulty finding a suitable outlet for the 9 Life Path. The 9 is usually well suited to the helping and healing professions; the number is less inclined to the competitive business environment.

You have the ability to make friends very easily, as people are attracted to your magnetic, open personality. You have a special gift of understanding people, which if used correctly can be of great benefit to others. Your interest in people tends to make you quite social. People just naturally like you because you are so sympathetic, tolerant and broad-minded. In many ways, you are a romantic that can get lost in your loves and passions. Relationships can be difficult for you, however, because it is hard to strike a balance that will work effectively. If your partner is one sharing your giving attitudes, the relationship will be happy and lasting. On the other hand, if you choose a partner whose focus is on material issues, problems will arise quickly.

As do all the life path numbers, the 9 has its negative side, and because of the demanding nature of the truly positive 9, many tend to fail in this category. It is not uncommon for persons with the 9 life path to fight the realities and challenges of purpose imposed here because selflessness is not an easy trait. You may have difficulty believing that giving and a lack of personal ambition can be satisfying. It must be realized and accepted that little long-term satisfaction and happiness is to be gained by rejecting the natural humanitarian inclinations of this path.

The characteristics of #9 are: Humanitarian, giving nature, selflessness, obligations, creative expression.

The expression or destiny for #9:

The expression that you exhibit is represented by the number 9. Your talents center in humanistic interests and approaches. You like to help others as you were intended to be the 'big brother or big sister' type. You operate best when you follow your feelings and sense of compassion, and allow yourself to be sensitive to the needs of others. You work well with people, and have the potential to inspire. This suggests that you could successfully teach or counsel. Creative ability, imagination and artistic talent (often latent) of the highest order are present in this expression. It's possible that you're not using or developing all of these capabilities at this time. Some of your talents may have been used at an earlier time in your life, and some may still be latent. Be aware of your capabilities, so that you can make use of them at appropriate times.

If you are able to achieve the potential of your natural expression in this life, you are capable of much human understanding and have a lot to give to others. Your personal ambitions are likely to be maintained in a very positive perspective, never losing sight of an interest in people, and a sympathetic, tolerant, broad-minded and compassionate point of view. You are quite idealistic, and disappointed at the lack of perfection in the world. You have a strong awareness of your own feeling as well as those of others. Friendships, affection, and love are extremely important.

Undeveloped or ignored, the negative side of the 9 expression can be very selfish and self-centered. If you do not actively involve yourself with work that benefits others, you may tend to express just the opposite characteristics. It is your role to be very involved with other people and their needs, but it may be difficult for you achieve this role. Aloofness, lack of involvement, and a lack of sensitivity mark the low road of this expression.

Your Soul Urge number is: 9

A Soul Urge number of 9 means:

With a 9 Soul Urge, you want to give to others, usually in a humanitarian or philanthropic manner. You are highly motivated to give friendship, affection and love. And you are generous in giving of your knowledge and experience. You have very sharing urges, and you are likely to have a great deal to share. Your concern for others makes you a very sympathetic and generous person with a sensitive and compassionate nature.

You are able to view life in very broad and intuitive terms. You often express high ideals and an inspirational approach to life. If you are able to fully realize the potential of your motivation, you will be a very self-sacrificing person who is able to give freely without being concerned about any return or reward.

As with all human beings, you are prone to sometimes express the negative attitudes inherent to your Soul Urges. You may become too sensitive and tend to express emotions strongly at times. There can be significant conflict between higher aims and personal ambitions. You may resent the idea of giving all of the time and, in fact, if there is too much 9 energy in your nature you may reject the idea. You may often be disappointed in the lack of perfection in yourself and others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 3

An Inner Dream number of 3 means:

You dream of artistic expression; writing, painting, music. You would seek to more freely express your inner feeling and obtain more enjoyment from life. You also dream of being more popular, likable, and appreciated.

Oh, I so like #3....

But the upside?  I'm "almost" a 10!

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194 posted 07-12-2005 07:42 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

SunnyOne, you're selling yourself short.  You're at the very least a 12.

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195 posted 07-12-2005 10:00 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

LOL, I thought you were in the teens all along
but then I am numerically stressed! can't do a simple algebra equation these days without taking my sox off
LOL...never mind...perhaps the private joke is best left silent
CONGRATS lady Sunshine!
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196 posted 07-13-2005 03:30 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

"But, m'dear, I will tell you straight.  It was my brother who said to me, "sweetheart, follow your dreams."  There are too many who will say that dreamers are losers.  Not so.  If it weren't for the dreamers, the practicals would never exist."

Been reading your thread again! Gain a lot of insight about you and pick up some good thoughts. More to go. be back, martyjo
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197 posted 07-13-2005 03:48 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

"And now there were ads, not many, but now and then, commercials proclaiming the dangers of smoking."

"I hated those single pack trips."

You were talking about trips to the store to buy a pack of cigarettes for Mom. I had to go and buy two or three cigarettes!   Times were poor and it was all she could afford each trip. Yes, the storeowner would open a pack and sell cigs singly.  I never did smoke either. Years later a friend, young teenaged gal went to a dance. Her Mom said she could hold a cigarette in her hand so as not to look different than the others.  Even at 14 I knew that was being false to your beliefs!
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198 posted 07-13-2005 03:55 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

One of the exceptions is a lady I want to go meet - she's around 94-95 years of age!!!  In 2001, an article said she was "just beginning to write" and I understood from the interview that she lives in a "world of clutter"...maybe our muses need more clutter?  I'll do a little more researching on this marvelous woman of silver hair [and silver-colored nails to match, or so says the article] and get back to you about her...she seems to be quite an interesting character!"

Back to the poet laureate story... Did you ever follow up on this lady? martyjo

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199 posted 07-13-2005 04:20 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

One last note to tell you how much I enjoyed this thread. And Serenity! Love the way you read books, to learn... Wish I could sit with the two of you and just listen to your thoughts as they sneak past your lips. But reading is great also. I could read  the two of you in dialog  all night.  Another thread soon? And more news about the book ? best, martyjo
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