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Missive #93 Published 7 July 2023

We have been here for a month now and settled into a routine. Reading, two walks each day and one breakfast a week at Ella's. As I write this it sure seems to be a dull way to live but Erik and I both like a routine. I don't know if I have got him into one or if he has imposed his on me.

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Missive #92 Published 2 July 2023

This is an interesting book but nothing like what Severin's earlier books were. His first adventure books were about him participating in recreating historical adventures. This book is about other adventurers with him playing no part.

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Missive #91 Published 30 June 2023

Nothing much happening here. I went to Reserve again yesterday and had breakfast at Ella's again. Then did some shopping at Jake's and back to the Park.
I am doing the month end house cleaning while trying to stay cool. We have had HOT days here, not as hot as much of the country but it has been hot for here. Since 20 June the high temperatures have been 90°F and above with it reaching 98 on the 26th. Not much chance of it cooling down much during the next 10 days if the forecast is correct. Maybe when the monsoon rolls in?

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Missive #90 Published 25 June 2023

I find it very ironic that Will Durant in The Story of Civilization Volume I: Our Oriental Heritage said "Most history is guessing, and the rest is prejudice." He then went on to publish 11 volumes of The Story over a 40 year period from 1935 to 1975. I have started reading Our Oriental Heritage which is 1681 pages in print so I'll be reading it for a few days to say the least.

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Missive #89 Published 23 June 2023

This is the second book in the Nantucket trilogy. Much like Turtledoves mixture of sci-fi and alternate history; a very good read.

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Missive #88 Published 18 June 2023

I have failed repeatedly in my attempts to generate a PDF file from the WordPress pages, using Print My Blog. I have now linked all those pages together and can be seen by clicking on Peace Corps in the menu then read them using the Next button. I also intended for that cover page to have a link to the PDF file that could then be downloaded to any device and read off line. But I'm unable to do that owing to a lack of needed intelligence, programming skills or software at Print My Blog that works with what I have in my WordPress pages. I'll be moving on and try something different.

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Missive #87 Published 16 June 2023

The book does not measure up to the promo. It is not a bad book but he doesn’t say anything that hasn’t been said many times during the past few years. I don’t recommend it.

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Missive #86 Published 14 June 2023

I liked this book the better than the previous four in the series. Perhaps I'm just becoming used to Herbert's writing style. He didn't get bogged down in his philosophy and just told a good story.

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Missive #85 Published 11 June 2023

I have finished adding all of the Bulgaria pages from my old homegrown website to WordPress pages. The formatting changed slightly, mostly in how I have shown the pictures, but the text remained unchanged. You can see what I have wrought by going to the hamburger menu and clicking on Bulgaria.

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Missive #84 Published 9 June 2023

I went to Reserve again yesterday morning and had breakfast at Ella's. I then planned on looking around at Jake's General Merchandise but it was closed at 8:00 which the sign on the door claimed to be the time they opened. I'll try them again next week after I go to the Post Office that opens at 8:30.

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