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~~~~~~~~ In Memoriam: “Captain Brownie”
~~~~~~~~ Laurence Eugene Gralapp, III (1942-2003)

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Quote for the Lenten Month of March:

A hug is a heart to heart talk.
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THE GOOD MOUNTAIN PRESS DIGEST #34, March 2003
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Table of Contents

1. March's Violet-n-Joey Cartoon
2. Honored Readers for March
3. On a Personal Note
4. Cajun Story
5. Recipe of the Month from Bobby Jeaux’s Kitchen
6. Two Poem by Bobby
7. Reviews and Articles Added for March:

8. Commentary on the World
9. Closing Notes - our mailing list, locating books, unsubscribing to Digest
10. Gratitude

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1. March Violet-n-Joey CARTOON:
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For newcomers to the Digest, we have created a webpage of all the Violet-n-Joey cartoons! Check it out at: http://www.doyletics.com/vjtoons.htm Also note the rotating calendar and clock that follows just to the right of your mouse pointer as you scroll down the page. You'll also see the clock on the 404 Error page if you make a mistake typing a URL while on the doyletics.com website.

The Violet-n-Joey Cartoon page is been divided into two pages: one low-speed and one high-speed access. If you have Do NOT Have High-Speed Access, you may try this Link which will load much faster and will allow you to load one cartoon at a time. Use this one for High-Speed Access.

This month Violet and Joey learn about That's 'Cause and Readin' & Writin'.

#1 "That's 'Cause" at http://www.doyletics.com/09198078.gif

#2 "Readin' & Writin'" at http://www.doyletics.com/02100397.gif

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2. HONORED READERS FOR March:
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Each month we take time to thank two of our good readers of Good Mountain Press Digest, books and reviews. Here's our two worthy Honored Readers for this month. One of their names will be in the TO: address line of your email Digest notification. Our Honored Readers for March are:

Sandy Sellers in Ontario, Canada
Tommy Kavanagh in Ireland

Congratulations, Sandy and Tommy!


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3. ON A PERSONAL NOTE:


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Out Our Way:

We know from talking to many of you that this is your "don't miss" place in the Digest, so we endeavor to make it fun and informative for you every month.

We have made many changes to our website this past month, some of which may not be obvious, so we’d like to call them to your attention. The biggest project was to give “A Reader’s Journal, Volume 2” a Chapter organized Table of Contents of its own, similar to what Volume 1 and “A Reader’s Treasury” has. You can inspect the new webpage by Clicking Here. And as you click on the reviews, you’ll notice that each review has been cleaned up, new photo of yours truly, an image of the book cover, and an author’s photo in the upper left corner if one was available. I hope these changes will add to your enjoyment of the reviews.

Look for the spires of the St. Louis Cathedral with the Full Moon over its right side. We tried to include some of our favorite photos of New Orleans on this webpage. If the page loads too slow for you, it’s because it has a lot of colorful images. Don’t miss the photo at the bottom of the Matherne’s Reviews Superstore.

You can still access the Chronological List for ARJ2 as before. This page is organized with the newest reviews appearing at the top of the list and has very few images, so it will load faster if you’re in a hurry to find a recent review.

If you are in a hurry, there’s another way to go directly to a review on my webpages, and that is to do a Google search by putting in for the search terms Matherne and a word or two from the desired book’s title. For example, I put in these two words: [Matherne Closing] and got my review of “The Closing of the American Mind” by Allan Bloom as the fourth item from the top of the list. Google is so fast and convenient that I often use it to find a review of my books rather than scan through several webpages to find them.

On the new ARJ2 page, you’ll find some words of praise from one of our Honored Readers this month, Sandy Sellers of Canada. Thanks, Sandy, and keep reading.

Two reviews that I added material to this month. The first was as a result of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. The Nobel physicist Richard Feynman did his famous o-ring demonstration of the cause of the Challenger disaster and wrote about it in his book, “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” A newspaper reporter wrote saying a “similar panel” would be needed for the Columbia accident. Only problem is that there was only one Richard Feynman.

The second review was of “The Star Café.” I enjoyed reading it so much that when I commented about that to Del, it resulted in a new Violet-n-Joey cartoon for this month called “Readin’ & Writin’” at: http://www.doyletics.com/02100397.gif At the bottom of the review I have a link to “The Art of Fiction” by David Lodge. Here’s the first paragraph of that review in which I describe how Lodge’s book influenced my writing of “The Star Café” review:

After reading this collection of Lodge's articles about fiction, my writing can no longer be the same. I offer as evidence the review of The Star Café that I just finished moments ago. In the short review I write about my reactions to a word she uses, I criticize my own use of two phrases, "But I digress" and "during the last century" and then go on to use them repeatedly, neither of which I might have felt comfortable with doing, had I not read Lodge's cogent descriptions of the writing styles of the authors he covers in his essays. In writing the review of Capronegro's book, I used her style of writing to end the review. "Extraordinary at times: the coffee at The Star Café." Now I'm using Lodge process for talking about writing styles, so far as I am able to mimic him. Imitation is rightly understood the sincerest form of flattery because humans when giving speech to flattery always seem to fall short of sincerity. Better left unsaid: flattery — as Capronegro might say.

Also I noted in my review of “The Star Café”, that I had created an “e-adverb.” That is, an adverb beginning with an “e” representing “electronic” like e-mail is an “e-noun.” The e-adverb is “e-mediatelytm” — which I e-mediatelytm trademarked, as it refers to using the electronic media as a way to mediate the removal of unwanted doyles immediately , which more and more folks are doing every day at the www.doyletics.com website. You’ll notice our new brightly colored new e-adverb showing up at various places on the website.

Two other popular webpages that were reworked this month: Violet-n-Joey Cartoon Page [updated to include all the latest cartoons from recent Digests] and Matherne’s Rules. You can now find an explanation for each Matherne Rule by clicking on its number. These will be expanded as I encounter illustrative demonstrations of the rules, but there is now at least a short explanation of the meaning of each rule.

By now some of you are wondering what did Bobby and Del do this month besides work during February, so here goes: Trip to Baton Rouge for Kristen’s baby shower. God willing, she and John will be having our 17th grandchild in March.

Del had an upsetting dream in which it was raining frogs in a fierce downpour. We talked about it and came up with this reframe of the dream as “reigning potential” since each frog if kissed might become a prince and have the potential to reign as a king someday. The idea was enough to dispel her upset feeling. Rightly understood, psychotherapy is a process of breaking spells. Spells of limitation that have held one in thrall, up until now.

This was a cold month for us and we kept a fire going in the hearth almost every day, which made for great reading, sitting in front the warm fire, and accounts for the six book reviews for this month. We had one spate of bad weather, thunderstorms and rain, which would usually get me nervous about continuing to work with the possibility of a power glitch shutting me down, but not this time. I had just installed a new UPS, uninterruptible power supply, with a battery backup to allow me to survive up to 15 minutes of power outage and gracefully shutdown before the battery gives out. This was a great addition to my Win XP system which works so well that I can open as many different tasks as I require for web design and writing projects and leave them open for a week if I need that long to complete some project. That’s why I added the UPS system — prior to XP and 1 Gigabyte RAM, I had to shutdown the PC every night to keep the system from getting clogged and requiring a reboot. Now the PC stays powered on all the time, hibernates at night, and keeps track via the USB to the UPS if a power glitch occurs.

We went to high school play at Destrehan High School with our friends Jim and Gail. The play was about a star-crossed wedding involving the marriage of the Hahnville family to the Destrahan family, which surnames are the names of the two high schools of St. Charles separated by the Mississippi River. As the wedding progressed, the play unintentionally revealed why teenagers shouldn’t get married. The minister chewed the scenery severely, mocking the sanctity of the marriage ceremony in the process. While her histrionics made for a spirited presentation, I would have preferred had she kept the spirit sans the dispiriting effects of mocking the sacred vows that the two were taking. The wedding was complete with a reception with real food: roast beef, fried fish, fettucine, and wedding cake and chocolate groom’s cake. It was dinner and a play rolled into one piece. Reality programming live. The audience was considered as wedding guests, so we were all involved in the play which went on all around us, especially during the reception when members of the two wedding families came to sit down next to us and complain about the other family. Did I enjoy the play? A little. Would I go to another one? As my first Matherne’s Rule goes, “Once in a row is enough.”

Unfortunately our daughter’s father-in-law died this month after repeated illnesses and operations. Captain Brownie Gralapp was much beloved by the many people that he knew and helped. He will be surely missed by all.

Del and I went to Genghis Khan’s Restaurant for Valentine’s Day and were regaled by the operatic voices of the waiters and waitresses who regularly sing for the patrons of the restaurant between serving tables.

The next day we went to a carnival ball put on by the Krewe of Caesar. We’ve only been a couple of times and 23 years earlier we had gone as guests of Jim Friedman, a young accountant at the CPA firm where I was an EDP consultant. When we arrived at the Ball, we discovered that Jim was the Emperor Caesar for 2003. I think he would agree with Matherne's Rule #33: “The first 23 years are the hardest.” Was great to see him again. Also we knew one of the maids, and several other couples that were at our tables. With Bobby Cure and the Summertime Blues playing and a great full course sitdown meal served by the Hilton, we had a ball. Danced off both our shoes. I even encountered a new phrase, a “Dessert Show,” which is what they called the Baked Alaska presentation after dinner. Del and I were dancing when a huge kettledrum was rolled past us on the dance floor. We nearly got drunk on the fumes wafting out of the drum, about 2 gallons of cognac. They wheeled this to edge of the dance floor where the chef set it afire and with the fire leaping 3 feet in the air and a jungle beat by the band, the waiters carried the Baked Alaska over their heads to the Witch Doctor at the flaming drum for him to bless their tray of dessert with a douse of flaming cognac which they carried to their tables to be served. One lady from North Carolina said she had never seen anything like that and I replied, “The last time we did anything ordinary in Louisiana was when we became a state.”

The next day Del went to another baby shower for Becky, our niece-in-law (as Calvin would call her), and that night we went to a potluck supper in River Ridge for the Central Council of the Anthroposophical Society in America. I brought one of my crawfish leeks tarts that had been waiting in our freezer for a good occasion. Was great meeting folks from Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa whose names I had only seen on paper before.

A friend of mine, John E. Wade II, has just published his book of essays called “Deep in My Heart.” Congratulations, John!

As the month of February closes out with the last week of pre-Mardi Gras events, we are going to a Carnival Ball in a grand old mansion on St. Charles Avenue after the fashion of Carnival Balls of the 19th Century. Great food, great pageantry, and great music by the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra. As Boudreaux would say, “It don’ get no bettah dan dis, Sha!”

On the first day of March we went to the christening of Monique and Jason’s new baby, Taylor Ann at St. Charles Borremeo Catholic Church in Destrehan and we didn’t to wait a whole month to slip in this note about our brother Paul’s new grandbaby. At the christening I talked with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Backes, whose daughter Angie had done an interview with Paul and wrote up the oral history on the website I encountered the previous day.

Look for “My Interview with Mr. Paul Matherne” by Angela Backes on page 22. You’ll need an Adobe reader and to allow time for about a half meg download to read it.

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Movies we watched this past month:

Notes about our movies: Many of the movies we watch are foreign movies with subtitles. After years of watching movies in foreign languages, Arabic, French, Swedish, German, British English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and many other languages, sometimes two or three languages in the same movie, the subtitles have disappeared for us. If the movie is dubbed in English we go for the subtitles instead because we enjoy the live action and sounds of the real voices so much more than the dubbed. If you wonder where we get all these foreign movies from, the answer is simple: NetFlix. For a fixed price a month they mail us DVD movies from our on-line Queue, we watch them, pop them into a pre-paid mailer, and the postman effectively replaces all our gas-consuming and time-consuming trips to Blockbuster. To sign up for NetFlix, simply go to http://www.netflix.com/ and start adding all your requests for movies into your personal queue. If you've seen some in these movie blurbs, simply copy the name, click open your queue, and paste the name in the Search box on NetFlix and Select Add. Buy some popcorn and you're ready to Go to the Movies, 21st Century Style. You get to see your movies as the Director created them — NOT-edited for TV, in full-screen width, your own choice of subtitles, and all of the original dialogue.
P. S. Look for HD/DVD format movies which are now available from NetFlix.
Hits (Watch as soon as you can. A Don't Miss Hit is one you might otherwise ignore.):

“Amelie” — possibly the best French film I’ve ever seen. French films usually have a lugubrious ending like “Jules et Jim” with the lovers going off the bridge to their death in a car or something like that. Who is Amelie? Amelie is an angel --- well, actually a young woman who finds her calling in helping random strangers. She finds an artist who collects torn up photos from beneath public photo booths and arranges them in an album as an artwork. Why does the bald headed man show up in several places in the album? Why does the concierge feel so bad about her lost husband? What happened to all the 30-year-old mail they found in the plane crash? And why is the gnome garden statue sending postcards to Amelie's father from all over the world? Want the answer? Sorry, that would be telling. Have the fun of finding out by enjoying this delight romp through Paris.
“Scorpion King” – adventure romp in the desert with a new tan-skinned Arnold-type with his side-kick, an Arabic Joe Pesci. Well-written, good adventure fare with a scantily clad oriental female wizard. That she lost her visionary powers after she slept with the hero was a nice touch. Earlier in the day I had been talking to a man who had visited Medjugoria back in 1991. He met the children who saw the visions. One of them had married by then and was no longer able to see the visions. John Coffey actor from “Green Mile” is reincarnated as Balthazar with raised tatoos and as big a heart as ever. Interestingly, the wizard used the John Coffey technique of sucking a poison out of her hero’s mouth, complete with glowing light and little things flying into her open mouth.

Misses (Avoid At All Costs): We attempted to watch these this month, but didn't make it all the way through on most of them. Awhile back when three AAAC horrors hit us in one night, I decided to add a sub-category to "Avoid at All Costs", namely, A DVD STOMPER. These are movies so bad, you don't want anyone else to get stuck watching them, so you want to stomp on the disks. That way, if everyone else who gets burnt by the movie does the same, soon no copies of the awful movie will be extant and the world will be better off.

“Shrek” — a cartoon for the bottom feeder class of movies like “American Pie” — puerile humor for smaller kids. For example, if your kids did not grow up in an environment in which farting was the subject of conversation and joking, let them sit in front of this movie on DVD for weeks and you will have altered them for life. No redeeming qualities for this one. Wish I’d spent the time instead scrubbing mildew from the grout of a shower. I had to clean the heads on my DVD after watching this sad excuse of a kid’s movie.

Your call on these — your taste in movies may differ, but I liked them:

“Frailty” with Bill Paxton as the Hand of God murderer. This is an amazing movie, done mostly in flashbacks about a single father and his two boys who exorcize demons by dispatching the people they inhabit with an axe. No graphic details, just a focus on the plot. As Joe Bob Briggs would say, “No heads roll”. Good plot and suspense. Hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys all the way to the final credits. But it’s worth the try.
“Someone Like You” — a chick flick with Hugh Jackman, Ashley Judd and Marisa Tomei — the ole “let’s move into together and be roommates and fall in love theme” modulated by a hypothetical psychologist with an “old cow, new cow” theory. Fun fare to go with our favorite vegetable: popcorn.


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4. CAJUN STORY:
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Boudreaux was driving down a country road with a new girl friend, Jolie Blonde, who was visiting him from the big city. It was late in the evening when the rabbits were out doing what rabbits like to do, and one of them jumped and landed under the wheels of the car. Boudreaux jumped out of the car and picked up the rabbit in his hands. He was sad, yeah. Jolie, his girl friend, got out of the car, and asked, "How is it?" "Mais, he's dead for sure, Jolie, he ain’t breathin’ and his heart done stopped. He’s done gone, Ah guarantee!” “Don’t worry, Boo,” she said, “I think I have something in my purse that can help him.”

Jolie dug around in her large purse and finally pulled out a small spray can, and sprayed the dead animal with it. Soon the rabbit's eyes opened, he looked around and then jumped out of Boudreaux's hands. With wide open eyes, Boudreaux looked down at the rabbit. The rabbit hopped a few steps away and turned around and waved at Boudreaux. Then he hopped away. "Bon Dieu! What. . . " Boudreaux started to ask something of Jolie, but as he watched, the rabbit stopped after a few more hops down the road, sat up, looked back, and waved a paw at the two of them again. Boudreaux looked at Jolie and then back at the rabbit, who had once more stopped and turned around to wave goodbye to them.

"Jolie, lemme see dat can, Sha," Boudreaux said, as he grabbed the small spray can and read the label:

Hair Spray.


Restores Life to Dead Hair.


Creates Permanent Wave.




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5. RECIPE of the MONTH for March, 2003 from Bobby Jeaux’s Kitchen:
(click links to see photo of ingredients, preparation steps)
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Crawfish Leeks Tart

















































Ingredients
2 yellow onions
2 or 3 leeks
1 green and 1 red bellpepper
Fresh basil leaves
1 tsp minced garlic
8 oz sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
3 eggs
2 tbsp flour
olive oil, Bertolli Extra Lite
12 oz crawfish tails
2 frozen pie shells
Zatarain’s Crab Boil Liquid
2 tbsp of Butter
8 oz evaporated milk

Preparation

Defrost/marinate crawfish tails in water with one half capful of Liquid Crab Boil [1, 2 hours] Chop onions, leeks.

Place frozen pie shells on counter top to defrost. Do not prick with fork.

Sauté finely chopped onions, bellpeppers, basil leaves, and leeks in olive oil. When translucent, add crawfish and sauté 15 minutes. While sauté in progress, prepare white sauce as follows:

Cooking

Add butter in 4 cup measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 60 secs or till melted. Slowly add two tbsp of flour while mixing together with butter. Then decant milk slowly while mixing thoroughly. Put into mwave for 3 minutes or less – till mixture thickens. Take out and mix. Reheat if still thin. When thick, add three whole eggs and blend thoroughly.

Add Cheddar cheese to sauté pan after turning the fire off. Stir. Pour egg/white sauce mixture into pan and stir together. cltartdn.jpg

Pour half of mixture into each pie shell. Decorate top with split chives or green onions. [Freeze at this point if to be baked and eaten later. ]

Baking

Place in 350 degF oven and Bake for 30 to 45 mins or until top begins to brown. Should look like this. Let cool, serve and eat. Leftovers may be frozen for later re-heating in mwave. Keeps in fridge for 5 or 6 days. Keeps in freezer for many months.

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6. Two Poems by Bobby this month
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The first “A Farmerly Quaff” from his review of Twillinger's Voyage by Dan Turner. The second contains “Sleeping Beauties” awakened from his book of poetry, Flowers of Shanidar:

A Farmerly Quaff
We replace gods and spirits with fields and forces.
Wait just a minute! Hold your horses!
We replace hocus-pocus with a math-like focus.

We look at plowed fields and calculate the forces on the plow
where formerly we looked at the farmerly human
and his angels who directed the plow.

We may fill our glass with fields and forces,
or with gods and spirits simply -
But unless we quaff them both,
Our glass is always half-full or half-empty.

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Sleeping Beauties
Books and poems are lively words
in suspended animation
Sleeping Beauty for a hundred years
who awaits her liberation.

Her beauty awakens in the Prince
an ancient dream of happiness,
The summons that led him hence
to grace her with his morning kiss.

The touch is magical enough
to raise a smile upon her lips,
Clear her eyes of century's fog,
and infuse springtime in her steps.

Books and poems are static words
in suspended animation,
and never move when they are read -

But pens are mightier than swords
in rapid gesticulation -
Their marks do a macabre dance
with our imagination -

A waltz of the quick and dead
with never a backward glance.

And placed back in the bin
the words return to peaceful sleep
Until they're called upon again
with further promises to keep.


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7. REVIEWS and ARTICLES for March:
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And for my Good Readers, here’s the new reviews and articles for this month. The ARJ2 ones are new additions to the top of A Reader’s Journal, Volume 2, Chronological List, and the ART ones to A Reader’s Treasury.

1.) ARJ2: The Image of Christ by Gabriele Finaldi etal

Did the pre-8/9th century Christian churches use images of the Good Shepherd in place of the modern day practice of using an image of Christ Jesus on a crucifix? This was a claim that Rudolf Steiner made which some have disputed. One person on the Owen Barfield List even went so far as to say of me when I repeated that claim: “It's really discouraging to see such an erroneous idea offered so confidently.” The lister then went on to suggest that Gerhart Ladner’s book, God, Cosmos, and Humankind: the World of Early Christian Symbolism would quickly indicate that Steiner was incorrect. I found “The Image of Christ” to be full of early images of Christ and there, pre-8/9th century, were the images of the Good Shepherd and afterward the crucifix. Later I located a library copy of Ladner’s book and found the same thing. This review documents the recordings of early images of Christ and of Christian emblems found in both of these books.

http://www.doyletics.com/arj/imageofc.htm

2.) ARJ2: Long Quiet Highway by Natalie Goldberg

This book appeared in a blurb in the Rudolf Steiner Library Newsletter on Natalie Goldberg's new book.

That serious squib sent me scurrying to locate an earlier book by her Writing Down the Bones and do a much needed review of it. Then to a quick ordering of a copy of Highway followed by this review.

http://www.doyletics.com/arj/longquie.htm

3.) ARJ2: Evolution and the New Gnosis by Don Cruse with Robert Zimmer

This book extirpates the tree of Darwinian evolution by revealing that, though it bears materialistic fruit, it has spiritual roots. Blonde hair with deep dark roots is a theme that Darwinians prefer not to talk about, but which was charade enough for Alfred R. Wallace to remove his endorsement from the new theory of evolution he and Charles Darwin had independently promulgated.

This theme of a light outer simplicity covering a theory that is filled with dark underlayers of obfuscation bears repeating, and the two authors Cruse and Zimmer repeat this theme many times in the various essays that are compiled into this book

http://www.doyletics.com/arj/evolutio.htm

4.) ARJ2: Man in the Past, Present and Future and Sun-Initiation and Moon Science of Druid Priest by Rudolf Steiner

If we are truly to understand humankind, we cannot be content with an anthropological approach which deals only with the "bones and stones" of the physical body of humans and ignores the aspect of soul and spirit.

[page 16] Man is a being of body, soul and spirit; he is a being who has been penetrated to a lesser or greater extent, by the spirit in such a way that consciousness has been alive within him. The whole nature and being of man can be seen in the development of his consciousness, just as the being of a plant is finally revealed to the senses in the flower.

http://www.doyletics.com/arj/mandruid.htm

5.) ARJ2: The Work of the Angels in Man's Astral Body by Rudolf Steiner

By having slept through this present age’s stage of development, humans on Earth are discovering only too late the deleterious effects that accompany their lack of attention. One need only recall recent headlines to bring to mind specific instances of the areas that Steiner predicted back in 1918.

[page 22] Man would pride himself upon the growth of his instinctive knowledge of certain processes and substances, and would experience such satisfaction in obeying certain aberrations of the sexual impulses that he would regard them as evidence of a particularly high development of superhumanity, of freedom from convention, of broad mindedness! In a certain respect, ugliness would be beauty and beauty, ugliness. Nothing of this would be perceived because it would all be regarded as natural necessity.

There’s much more in this review of a single lecture, but it’s not for the lazy or sleep-inclined.

http://www.doyletics.com/arj/wrkangel.htm

6.) ARJ2: Ideas and the Novel by McCarthy, Mary

One needs a strong liberal arts background and an unabridged dictionary to wade through such words as cloaca (discharge cavity of reptiles, fish) and reddleman (a dealer in red ocher) in order to come to terms with this author. But there are times when her words and phrases literally sing themselves off the page and pay back one’s thumbing efforts, such this squib on Meredith:

[page 16] Brio was not enough. In any case, his way with ideas, wavering between persiflage and orotund pronouncement, was too unsteady to maintain a serious weight.

Still not scared away? You can read the whole review at:

http://www.doyletics.com/arj/ideasnov.htm

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8. Information on Dolphin Novel, The SPIZZNET File, that is Available for Reading On-line. Also hardback copies available for sale.
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The SPIZZNET File , my novel about Dolphin Communication is now available for you Good Readers to read On-line.

Go to: http://www.doyletics.com/spizznet/abel_1.htm

If you prefer to read a hardback or paperback copy, "The Spizznet File" is also available for sale below. Good Readers, who have enjoyed this fine novel about inter-species communication (e. g., dolphins and humans, men and women) on-line and wish to show gratitude to the author, May order their personal copy of the book.

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You may order a hardback or paperback copy at your favorite bookstores, e.g., B. Dalton, Walden, Barnes & Noble, or Borders as soon as the book appears in Books in Print. The best source at the best price is to order your copies on-line from the Xlibris website above.

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