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Andrew, what a great book, "A Distant Mirror" is. I thought the same thing, man the research that went into that book. She has several other history books that are quiet wonderful as well.
Thanks for sharing,
Hey Andrew, you actually do look a little like some of my dad's side but I don't see any connection on your geneaology site. My dad was named John ('Jack') Ramage Barbour (1921), his dad was George Herbert Barbour (1883) and, finally, George's dad was James Martin Barbour (1844).
"I'm not sure if I qualify as a guru as I am just getting started myself!
I go to a track at least 2 days a week for at least half an hour. I'm able to get in anywhere from 2 to 2.5 miles depending on my pace and that is improving.
"The nuance is exactly why we should call it what it is -- a handout.
If calling them 'benefits' makes takers feel better about taking ... that's a bad thing. I'm opposed to feeling better about taking…"
"I'm not going to pretend you're too stupid to grasp the nuance, Jack.
A child born of unwed parents is a bastard. Do you walk up to parents of unwed children and say: "how's your bastard?"
Probably not. Because you grasp…"
"Alan Hi. How long ago did u start your routine of jogging & walking? U do it twice a week/ For 1/2 hr. I need to get into a routine. My depression is really zapping me of all my energy. I must lose weight & gain muscle. U r my guru. LOL.…"