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Right now, I'm reading:
Old issues of "Science of Mind" journals.....

My favorite story of all time is:
"The Flight of the Eagle" by the late Indian thinker Jiddu Krishnamurti

In bed I like to read:
Any great spiritual tome that will help me set my life straight for the next morning to appear. "A Course in Miracles", "Conversations With God", "The Power of Now", anything by Deepak Chopra or Shirley Maclaine.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
Helium.com, but I left in a huff because the editors seem to stifle rather than foster creativity.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
First off, I wouldn't throw my hands up in exasperation, but rather in JOY! I see the story of my life as not linear, but holographic, where the past, present and future are all happening at the same time. The story of my life has been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, with many surprises in between, including the discovery of one of my past lives as an aboriginal sailor in the sixteenth century who died of smallpox contracted from an invading Spanish soldier.

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