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Books

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

Short History: Born in Leningrad in 1940 (so he was a year younger than my father who was not born in Leningrad) He became a poet and eventually thrown out of the Soviet Union as a dissident. 1987 awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity”. (Someone I should definitely take the time to read.) Died 1996 after being reunited with his family when the Soviet Union collapsed.

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Goverment

Government is the people’s business and every man, woman and child becomes a shareholder with the first penny of tax paid.” Ronald Reagan

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Involvement

The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was ‘involved’ -the pig was ‘committed’. unknown