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Alice in Wonderland
would certainly be in my top 100

In Chaff » It's only a movie
April 18, 7:17pm

I was commenting more on
The number of books on the list that inherently contradict each other while also offering fairly dogmatic and/or didactic directions for how to live life--several in particular espouse ideologies i...

In Chaff » It's only a movie
April 18, 6:09pm

Lists like that are always entertaining
They do reflect something about pop culture that is both funny and a little sad And while a few are entertaining reads, none would make my own top 100 list

In Chaff » It's only a movie
April 18, 5:03pm

A good example of why the author should avoid entering into the discussion of his/her own works
The author cannot change how the world receives the work and generally winds up looking foolish. Ayn is conflating genres and definitions to try to defend her vision of her work and its place in...

In Chaff » It's only a movie
April 18, 3:25pm

Novels
Xi You Ji is a novel.. I'd consider Zarathustra and Candide (~1750s) to be novels, too. The first novel in English is considered by many to be Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur from the late ...

In Chaff » It's only a movie
April 18, 2:28pm

Thanks for the cite
I really hate the tendency on the net to obscure correct attributions. I don't think how someone makes a living is any indicator of the value of their opinion, though. And I think viewing Ra...

In Chaff » It's only a movie
April 18, 1:19pm

I love that quote
But one of the things I hate about the Internet and blogs is the seemingly well-accepted practice of passing on quotes without attribution, as if simply placing the text in quotes is sufficient cre...

In Chaff » It's only a movie
April 18, 12:26pm

Thanks JP
That's some good knowledge sharing. I'll be up near ft humphreys in Gyeonngi-do teaching public school English teachers--I get 7 weeks paid vacation plus all the national holidays (goes ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone done any backpacking in Korea?
April 17, 1:15am

That's a good site
I looked at it last week. I hope to catch Cherry Trout, too (they are the two native species there). One of my soon to be coworkers is a trout fisherman and has lived there for 8 years.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone done any backpacking in Korea?
April 14, 12:18am

Yeah
I've so far been eyeballing the national parks in the NE part of the country--also where the trout streams are. I've heard some of the best streams for Manchurian Trout also have a lot of l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone done any backpacking in Korea?
April 13, 10:13pm

All Reader Reviews by cary bertoncini

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Aquastar Aquastar - plus
Weight - 8.5 ounces, including the 1 liter lexan bottle. Dead on what I got for the weight on my scale. Features - water purifier, water storage, LED lantern. Just tested out my new UV Aquastar...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 20, 2:04pm

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
I'm impressed with the quiet and comfortable suit. Haven't been in a downpoor yet, but I did use it while hiking and was impressed with comfort and lack of sweat buidup inside (I did remove a layer b...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 07, 10:47pm