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Old 08-27-2007, 01:56 PM   #21
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1) I would really, REALLY like to write a book. This would not be for publication, but just to have had the experience of putting one together, completing it, and making it flow. I have written (thrown together?) a few scientific publications that were book length, but they weren't exactly gripping. In contrast, I'd like this book to be an exercise in the craft of writing - - aimed at a wider audience, and written skillfully and artfully to pull the reader into it and have him sitting on the edge of his seat in anticipation.
When you do this, I know a book binder who does one off books. I did one for a friend for a Christmas present. Her name is Virginia Westray and you can see more at Virginia Westray
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When you do this, I know a book binder who does one off books. I did one for a friend for a Christmas present.
Thanks, though you're right, I've got to write it first! Once I do, the ER forum will be the first to know. I seriously doubt I'll want a vanity publication but you never know.
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I've surfed thru this thread repeatedly and am bugged. Years ago my landlady who was about my current age croaked (as you say) suddenly. Some of her co-workers came over and one of them picked up a piece of paper; it was her "to-do list" for the next day's errands. He slowly read it and said philosophically, "we all have our lists."

I want to be, not become, I don't want to aspire to any more resume items. I want to live without a "to do list."

But living without a list is a crock because recent experience tells me I cannot even buy a bottle of vanilla without putting it on eight different lists.
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I've surfed thru this thread repeatedly and am bugged. Years ago my landlady who was about my current age croaked (as you say) suddenly. Some of her co-workers came over and one of them picked up a piece of paper; it was her "to-do list" for the next day's errands. He slowly read it and said philosophically, "we all have our lists."

I want to be, not become, I don't want to aspire to any more resume items. I want to live without a "to do list."

But living without a list is a crock because recent experience tells me I cannot even buy a bottle of vanilla without putting it on eight different lists.
Maybe instead of a list, a concept would suit your style better. If you have a concept of fulfillment to experience in retirement, you wouldn't need a list. You could BE the list.

Not even someone who relies heavily on lists, would need one for that. If you did, your list would simply have one item: "Live well".
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