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THE BEATLES (a mini book review), AND RECOVERY FROM THE UBIQUITOUS
2/14/2006 3:18:58 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

John Lennon, Brian Epstein, and me
I just finished THE BEATLES: THE BIOGRAPHY by Bob Spitz. It's glorious and grim. Interesting how the two people in the book portrayed as the most self-loathing were a constant source of irritation for one another, and ultimately come off the worst.

I just found this on my homepage when I logged it. It's from www.ThinkExist.com, and it makes a GREAT homepage! Very often I've found just what I was looking for come up at random. Like this meditation on rising above one's circumstances of origin, which certainly was a struggle for Lennon, as well as myself:


"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself."

--Mark Caine


YES! YES! YES! YES!

Mark Caine, I don't know who you are, but I love what you said to me today. Happy Valentine's Day to us all.

--Bill


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More Blogs by Bill Brent
• 3000 word day - Tuesday, February 06, 2007
• NEW BLOG AT http://billbrent.livejournal.com - Sunday, December 17, 2006
• DINNER AT DACHAU - Saturday, July 01, 2006
• A BOGGLED BIRD - Monday, June 19, 2006
• ALOHA FROM THE BIG ISLAND - Monday, June 12, 2006
• BOOK REVIEW -- Not Buying It: My Year WIthout Shopping, by Judith Levine - Monday, April 17, 2006
• BOOK REVIEW -- The Brief History of the Dead, by Kevin Brockmeier - Friday, March 17, 2006
•  THE BEATLES (a mini book review), AND RECOVERY FROM THE UBIQUITOUS  - Tuesday, February 14, 2006  
• THE PLANE HAS LANDED - Wednesday, January 18, 2006
• UNCOMPLICATE MY LIFE - Sunday, November 13, 2005
• PATIENCE - Thursday, November 03, 2005
• THE WEEKEND SHIFT - Saturday, October 29, 2005
• WHEN DOES MY PLANE LEAVE? - Monday, October 24, 2005
• Are W. and Cindy a match? - Thursday, September 29, 2005
• What do morality and intelligence have to do with the Religious Right? - Tuesday, September 13, 2005
• America is at war -- civil war. - Wednesday, September 07, 2005
• Kanye West is my new hero - Friday, September 02, 2005
• performing my songs in public - Monday, August 29, 2005
• BOOK REVIEW -- The Tragedy of Today's Gays, by Larry Kramer - Thursday, August 18, 2005
• EXISTENTIAL QUERY - Monday, August 15, 2005
• BOOK REVIEW -- Piano Girl, a memoir, by Robin Meloy Goldsby - Friday, August 12, 2005
• BOOK REVIEW - When I Knew (Robert Trachetenberg, ed.) - Friday, July 29, 2005
• Creative Achievement - Saturday, July 09, 2005
• hypomania and insomnia - Saturday, June 11, 2005
• book reviews in brief - Thursday, June 09, 2005
• atrocious (ab)use of language - Tuesday, January 11, 2005
• on accepting one's limitations - Wednesday, January 05, 2005
• End Of The Year Summary - Thursday, December 30, 2004
• The D.I.M. Approach to Life - Monday, December 27, 2004
• isolation vs. aloneness - Thursday, December 23, 2004
• on the nature of a drug habit - Thursday, December 23, 2004


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