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« Reply #540 on: July 23, 2021, 07:00:06 pm »
Yep exactly, Walker Percy being a brilliant writer himself (check out The Moviegoer if you haven’t) saw the genius for what it was. His preface on some editions is worth a read.
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« Reply #541 on: August 21, 2021, 02:43:46 pm »
...@jordanscollected just recently read this one, might be up your alley 'Minnesota Kid'! :)

...a little adventure involving a pool hustler and his stakehorse. Written by the stakehorse who I believe just recently passed away. :(

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« Reply #542 on: August 25, 2021, 02:16:17 am »
Just finished up "The Chestnut Man" which was a solidly paced murder mystery, looking forward to starting "Chasing the Boogeyman" by Richard Chizmar, like a true crime conceit.  I've been really deep diving into horror/mystery recently

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« Reply #543 on: August 25, 2021, 12:51:55 pm »
Read any Paul Tremblay @Joberwocky ?  He's good.
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« Reply #544 on: August 25, 2021, 11:03:48 pm »
Sent you a PM @steelworker .  One book, but I'd be interested in more.  You have a best of?

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« Reply #545 on: August 31, 2021, 10:09:28 pm »
Thanks for tagging me @vaquero357, for some reason I didn't get a notification. I'll look into it as it's right up my alley. I love every intricate detail of billiards and I'm sure this book will be an interesting read.

Excellent pool should look really simple, because the shooter moves the cue ball around the table with such precision that it set's up the next shot with ease. that's the goal every game. 

I play with some of the best players in the state, and a team in my league called "CR's classics" (named after a pool hall in Coon Rapids), just won the world masters tournament in Las Vegas a couple months back.

the Minnesota Kid has rough nights when we play those guys. 
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« Reply #546 on: August 31, 2021, 11:23:09 pm »
...you're going to enjoy this book then. Guaranteed! ;)

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« Reply #547 on: September 01, 2021, 07:22:14 am »
...you're going to enjoy this book then. Guaranteed! ;)
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« Reply #548 on: September 17, 2021, 02:16:52 pm »
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Got myself some new reading materials today. Anyone familiar with these?

The Blue Blooded one is particularly beautiful: turns out the cover is actually made of denim! I hadn't realized when I ordered online. It also has a feature on Iron Heart and a short interview with @Giles.

If anyone can recommend any additional denim-related "essential reading," I'm all ear!

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« Reply #549 on: November 07, 2021, 05:11:41 pm »
I was intruiged by the podcast but can't for the life of me listen to one... So I just ordered the book instead...

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« Reply #550 on: November 12, 2021, 05:58:48 pm »
I like a good coffee table book...

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« Reply #551 on: November 25, 2021, 08:20:34 pm »
I’m about ~75% of the way through “Empire of Pain” by Patrick Radden Keefe and it’s one of the best pieces of non-fiction I’ve ever read. It’s a real deep dive into the Sackler dynasty, chronicling the rise or Arthur Sackler and the subsequent opioid crisis caused by his family’s unwavering drive for wealth. I’m amazed at the depth and detail of this book, but also the pacing which resembles the best page-turning fiction. It’s not often that I’m hooked on a piece of non-fiction as I’ve been with this.

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« Reply #552 on: November 26, 2021, 11:52:54 pm »
 I had minor surgery and getting meds for it was a nightmare.
In Pa. the MD told me he   state law required he get approval for scripts, he couldn't just give me a script.
He was not happy about this.
I know addiction is tied to the fucked up economy and the deliberate sending of jobs out of the country and the Sacklers and pharmacies are talking through their hats about the amount of oxy prescribed but- how about being responsible for what you do as an individual?
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« Reply #553 on: November 27, 2021, 12:04:26 am »
Part of what is so heinous about opioid addiction is that it changes the wiring of your brain so that you feel like you’re in horrible pain and dying if you’re NOT taking them. At that point I would argue that your agency is not the dominant part of the equation anymore.


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« Reply #554 on: November 27, 2021, 03:18:22 am »
the resulting family health and death disasters speak for themselves
and for many chronic pain sufferers addiction is not their biggest health problem
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