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Post by dqtcat » September 13th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Hello! May I reserve sections 28-31?

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Post by TriciaG » September 14th, 2020, 5:05 am

dqtcat wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Hello! May I reserve sections 28-31?
Yes, please and thanks!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by TriciaG » September 14th, 2020, 9:15 am

Sections 9 and 26 PL OK!

Section 26 rings SO TRUE. I wish I could force people to listen to it, pound it into their skulls. There are so many people today who try to keep up with the Joneses, or who buy whatever gadgets and toys delight their eyes, so that when things like layoffs due to pandemics come, they have nothing. And, of course, they blame "fate" or "the system" and whine that the government isn't doing enough to help them.

Hey - how did I end up on this soapbox? :roll:
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by Kalamareader » September 15th, 2020, 7:17 pm

Tricia,

Here is Section 27: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/selfhelp_27_smiles_128kb.mp3

Time: 29:06

"Hey - how did I end up on this soapbox? :roll: " You got on that soapbox because you are obviously a very smart lady with good fiscal awareness. I have that same thought process (hence you are smart because you think the same way I do. :9: ) and also can't figure out why people can't use the brain God gave them and look a little into the future. I can't even understand why the average person would retire still having a mortgage to pay. But of course that is just me. :) This section also adds some about people who are not 'rich' but still do well and good. "Well" for themselves and "good" for others.

Wayne

P.S. And as to ""At long last"? It's been less than 2 week since you claimed them! :lol: ", "When I claim sections, I usually only claim ones that I can jump right on and get done." I think this may be related to my above comments. I don't want to commit to something that I may not be able to fulfill. I think it is basically a 'conservative' mind set.
Wayne
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ~George Eliot

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Post by TriciaG » September 16th, 2020, 5:16 am

Ah - you don't want to be "in debt" on your sections. ;)

Thanks for this one. PL to come later today.
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by TriciaG » September 16th, 2020, 6:46 am

27 PL OK!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by JaneGrey17 » September 17th, 2020, 12:19 pm

Hello TriciaG!

Can I read Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 3 and Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 4?

Thank you!

-Jane Grey

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Post by TriciaG » September 17th, 2020, 1:12 pm

JaneGrey17 wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Hello TriciaG!

Can I read Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 3 and Ch VIII. Energy and Courage, Part 4?

Thank you!

-Jane Grey
You're in for sections 22 and 23. Thanks!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by mleigh » September 18th, 2020, 8:26 am

Might I claim the following two sections:

7 and 8 Ch III. The Great Potters—Palissy, Böttgher, Wedgwood, Parts 1 and 2.


Thanks,

M

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Post by TriciaG » September 18th, 2020, 10:03 am

mleigh wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:26 am
Might I claim the following two sections:

7 and 8 Ch III. The Great Potters—Palissy, Böttgher, Wedgwood, Parts 1 and 2.


Thanks,

M
You're in!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by TriciaG » September 18th, 2020, 5:51 pm

Got it! PL to come tomorrow. (Well, actually, the REST of the PL. I've done 5 minutes of it, but the very last chapter of a solo I'm DPL'ing came in, so I set this aside to finish that one.) 8-)
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by TriciaG » September 19th, 2020, 1:02 pm

Section 10 PL OK!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons

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Post by Owlivia » September 26th, 2020, 4:35 pm

I'd like to claim Section 24, Men of Business, Part I
(maybe part II to follow....)

:mrgreen:

Owlivia/Deborah

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