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PostPosted: January 12th, 2008, 5:56 pm 
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Red Lake Rob wrote:
My choices were Wendell, Stanley, Mats, Keon, Dougie and Borje. But the wife said no to all of them. :oops:


So..' that means, either Henri, Maurice, Jean, Guy....
or Jean-Guy?
or Jean-Maurice...
or Jean-Henri...
or ....

(I mean Jean-Borje just aint right, right???)

Actually.... True Story... Greenville, South Carolina....
Met a man with three Sons...
all named "Bubba"...

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My son had a kid in his class with the name Tiger Woods. for real!

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Red Lake Rob wrote:
My son had a kid in his class with the name Tiger Woods. for real!


Happy Day, Mod

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I guess I am going to re-hijack this thread.

Over the holidays I read the following book;

"Canoe Trip: Alone in the Maine Wilderness"
by David Curran.

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Each year Dave Curran travels alone by canoe into the Maine wilderness. He's paddled the Seboeis, the Allagash, and the Moose. Despite the risk of such an adventure, he prefers to go alone. It's easier to plan, and going alone he's more focused, less distracted. He goes for the challenge, battling weather, bears, black flies, mosquitoes, getting lost. He goes for the scenery, the wildness, the silence, the peace. An insightful and compelling read for all who dream of making this kind of backcountry trip.

Good read. If you are interested in solo tripping you will enjoy it.

It is available at Amazon and Chapters.

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Not hijacking the thread, just interjecting that I had a student (from Sri Lanka) called Adolf Hitler; his brother was call Benito Mussolini, and his sister Anotha Hitler. I pity the person who had to say his name in Convocation Hall (U of T).
End of interjection. Regards, Allan

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PostPosted: January 17th, 2008, 12:39 am 
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I know these two are not paddling related but I can tell you they are the only two books that i laughed outloud while reading.
If you want some great true humor reads try these.

"Round Ireland with a Fridge": By Tony Hawks. True story of a guy who hitchhikes around Ireland with a refrigerator because of a bar bet.

"Winterdance" : By Gary Paulsen : The fine madness of running the Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska. A true story of a rookie musher. Great story!!!


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Not a new book.

The Long Walk, The True Story of a Trek To Freedom, Slavomir Rawicz

Originally written in '56, then again in '84, and again in '97.

Escaped from a post war Soviet labor camp. Trekked thousands of miles South through Siberia, through China, through the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India.

Searching for freedom.

My oh my, people; we have no idea just how fortunate we are. Read it please.

Once you pick it up, you'll have a hard time putting it down.

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An interesting site to browse through while we wait for spring :wink:
http://www.ronwatters.com/BkMain.htm

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Rick, you ain't kididng that we have it good here in North America. I just finished reading "The Kite Runner." I know it's not totally non-fiction... but surely based in the authors experience. Wanted to read it before seeing the film. Holy crap... the lives some people are forced to live!!!

That's a book that every American should read if they think the US involvement in Afghanistan wasn't necessary!!! It's just too bad we didn't stick with going after the Taliban.

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"Me to We- Finding Meaning in a Material World" by 2 Canadian boys- Marc & Craig Kielburger.

A truly inspirational book and all profits of the sale of the book go to Free the Children Foundation which Craig started at the tender age of 12. Now at 25 he has been nominated 3 times for the Noble Peace Prize.

Oh and on a lighter note a book by Bill Bryson about his travels in Europe.


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pknoerr wrote:
Rick, you ain't kididng that we have it good here in North America. I just finished reading "The Kite Runner." I know it's not totally non-fiction... but surely based in the authors experience. Wanted to read it before seeing the film. Holy crap... the lives some people are forced to live!!!

That's a book that every American should read if they think the US involvement in Afghanistan wasn't necessary!!! It's just too bad we didn't stick with going after the Taliban.


His latest book apparently is even more horrific, showing cruelty and abuse towards women. It's also being made into a movie but I read in an interview he said with this one it's unlikely there'll be much controversy. Meaning it's not haraam, or taboo.

Very sad.


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wow! one of the most inspirational books i have ever read is Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortensen. A great story we should all read. This guy deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for sure. If you ever doubt about yourself or what ONE person can do, you wont after reading this book.

http://www.threecupsoftea.com/


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pknoerr wrote:
That's a book that every American should read if they think the US involvement in Afghanistan wasn't necessary!!! It's just too bad we didn't stick with going after the Taliban.


Ditto for Canadians

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Published about 1952, the book describes the communist take over of Slovakia and the subsequent havoc it created. Describes first hand the nun's escape across the border into Austria.

What was so relevant about this book was the description of the methodology the communists used to take over the country post WW2. While many different animals can take the same trail, the methods used to take, "over", were startlingly similar to current events. That aspect was a jawdropper for me.

Sand County Almanac/ Aldo Leopold and Pathfinder by James F Cooper are good books to reread. Biophilia is next on the list.

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Aldo Leopold is a great read. I read it for a class I taught in graduate school. I should pull it out and read it again.

I'm off to reading a book on hiking the Grand Canyon... and then maybe Hap Wilson's Missinaibi book.

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