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    I love OCD, howabout, blackjackal

    If you had posted this in smaller chunks, it wouldn't have had nearly the impact of seeing aaaallllll those improvements in one place. Things are better.

    We own the full set of Brother Cadfael books by Ellis Peters. If you're not familiar with them, they are historical fiction that takes place in 12th century England near Wales. I often think about what Brother Cadfael would think of modern technology. You know, things like asphalt roads and cars, antibiotics, indoor plumbing, electric lights.

    "We must love one another or die." - W. H. Auden

    by marathon on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:22:06 AM PST

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    •  Loved those books. Another (2+ / 0-)
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      marathon, SanFernandoValleyMom

      great way to know what really happened in the past.  I love the Peter Wimsey books, and am always jarred by the casual anti-Semitism and racism.  The era is reflected accurately, and that's where my gratitude is stirred.  We're doing better.

      The Father Brown mysteries are also fun, and revealing in the same ways.

      The misery and poverty of London at the dawn of the Industrial Age, descriptions of that yellow-gray soup of fog, the smell from factories that hung over everything.  The detritus left as coal mines were hollowed out, the harshness of the life.  London has fog fog now, not emissions fog.  We're slow, but we learn.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:33:45 AM PST

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