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"You can't look at a sleeping cat and be tense." - Jane Pauley

John is worried about what will happen during 2012 … and the succeeding years. Unfortunately, optimism is not featured on the menu. He sees it like this.

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In an effort to be optimistic, John proposes these wonderful quotations, especially destined to travelers, readers and music lovers — John’s friends.

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Thanks to recommendations from sister Marjie and friend Jean, 2011 was a year when John was introduced to a number of authors he had never read — some recent, some less so. These included Nick Tosches, Cormack McCarthy and Junot Diaz. But there are some old acquaintances on the list too.

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At the end of the last exciting episode, we left off just as signals were racing up the optic nerves from the retina, en route for the brain!

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