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About Me

I'd like to share what I know about: Philosophy, American History, American History, Religion

I'd like to discover more about: Chinese Medicine, Healthy Eating

I am a retired American diplomat. Married for 47 years. My wife Mary (PhD in German and Linguistics) and I have two sons, six grandsons and two granddaughters. Our home is Highland Farms Retirement Community in Buncombe County (seat: Asheville), Black Mountain, North Carolina. See
http://www.highlandfarms.com 

My religion is Roman Catholic. … more

Reviews
reviewed Rudyard Kipling - The Science Fiction.... January 19, 2012
Rudyard Kipling - The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling
I am keen that you elect to read the nine short stories and one poem collected in 1994 by British SciFi novelist John Brunner under the title THE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES OF RUDYARD KIPLING.   …
In October 2013 Tom Rath published EAT MOVE SLEEP, a book whose title has no commas. Its subtitle is HOW SMALL CHOICES LEAD TO BIG CHANGES.      I read Tom Rath's EAT MOVE SLEEP …
reviewed George du Maurier - TRILBY. November 13, 2013
A year ago I had never heard of painter, satirist, book illustrator and novelist George du Maurier (1834 - 1896). I came to know George through his granddaughter Daphne du Maurier (1907 - 1898), author …
Daphne du Maurier - GERALD: A PORTRAIT
Novelist (author of REBECCA) Daphne du Maurier was only 27 when her father died in 1934. To honor his memory she published the following year GERALD: A PORTRAIT.      Notably, Daphne …
I can think of two general sorts of readers who will read Tom Standage's newest (2013) book. Its title is WRITING ON THE WALL. The explanatory sub-title is SOCIAL MEDIA - THE FIRST 2,000 YEARS.   …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about joe basara - sale day at c mart. May 01, 2012
joe basara - sale day at c mart
If you liked Joe Basara's CYPRESS LAKE, which I somewhere described as "the poor man's FINNEGANS WAKE, you will find this easier reading. Amusing, too.
posted a Quick Tip about THE NAULAHKA - A STORY OF WEST AND EA.... April 05, 2012
THE NAULAHKA - A STORY OF WEST AND EAST (1892) by Rudyard Kipling and Wolcott Balestier
Imagine a young Colorado woman going as a medical missionary to native women in a western Indian desert. See her politician-entrepreneur boy friend following her there to a maharajah's court, having promised …
posted a Quick Tip about Quick Tips in Communities on Lunch. April 05, 2012
Quick Tips in Communities on Lunch
I can see a quick tip as a notice of a future full review.    Also a retrospective glance at books read long ago.    How differentiate from a short wikipedia blurb?
posted a Quick Tip about The Cape Cod Canal. July 20, 2011
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The Cape Cod Canal
  The 1993 Second Edition of Robert H. Farson's 1977 THE CAPE COD CANAL is strikingly handsome. It is, alas, merely a tall, wide paperback, not the hardback you normally buy to display proudly …
posted a Quick Tip about The Penobscot Expedition: Commodore S.... September 25, 2010
The Penobscot Expedition: Commodore Saltonstall
This book is the scholarship behind the new novel by Bernard Cornwell,THE FORT:A NOVEL OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. A 1779 naval American naval disaster in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Greatest naval humiliation …
posted a Quick Tip about The Brass Verdict: A Novel. September 21, 2010
The Brass Verdict: A Novel
This is my first "quick tip" for lunch.com. I may write for relatively lightweight books that readers might enjoy to pass the time of day. Having exhausted all my other reading during a flight back from …
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September 28, 2011
Hey Thomas, thanks for joining my Forbidden Planet Community, the best decision you made today (kidding). 

But we are the first and best science fiction community on Lunch.com.  I've seen the other wannabe sci fi communities and they don't have the full range of science fiction TV, movies and books than I have.  Do drop in and check out the reviews, quick tips and do some polls.  Looking forward to your content.
 
June 17, 2011
Hi Thomas! I created a Quick Tip badge called "Jungle Book" that you might want to earn in Cafe Librihttp://community.cafelibri.com/badges/Jungle_Book-22952-74-1-1.html
 
April 01, 2010
Thanks so much for joining the Cafe Libri Lunch Community. I look forward to reading and featuring your reviews! Let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to move over any previously written reading or reading related reviews (including micro reviews and lists) if you have some that you want to share with Cafe Libri Community members. I can walk you through that process if you need help too. :)  
 
December 16, 2009
Hey there, welcome you to Lunch!  I take it that you do qigong?  I use to do it with my father when I was younger :)  Something tells me that you might appreciate these reviews on Eat Sleep Sit: My Year at Japan's Most Rigorous Zen Temple, Heart Thrive Oatcakes and Food, Inc.  By the way, a great way to get started on here is by playing rating games on ExhilaRATE to build up your Similarity Network.  It would also be great if you could fill out your profile because we'd love to get to know you better!  Let me know if you ever have any questions and happy Lunching :)
December 18, 2009
I mainly do Yang family tai chi (long form). Our teacher has included qigong as well from the beginning and I have reviewed a couple of books on the subject as well. See BOOKS at my web site: http://www.patrickkillough.com My second review for lunch.com was of a children's book for children who have trouble relating to non-literal "idioms" such as "It's raining cats and dogs" or "she wanted to tear her hair out." Keep the faith. QIGONG BEAR
December 18, 2009
The main form that my dad does is tai chi, too. Great to meet another practicer :) I checked out your site and you have some great reviews on there. Can't wait to read more of them here, and I will definitely check out your second review on Lunch! :)
 
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