Favorite Quotes

"For my totem, the alley cat. We share the situation of small predators who easily become prey. I have my equivalent of claws and teeth, and indeed my arched back and loud hiss are my best defenses. When I need to hide my size and weakness, I can look fiercer than I am, but when I cannot talk or threaten or argue my way out of trouble, then I am in a lot of trouble. We are scavengers in the alleys and streets of a society we do not control and scarcely influence. We survive and perish both by taking lovers. Freedom is a daily necessity like water, and we love most loyally and longest those who allow us at least occasionally to vanish and wander the curious night. To them we always return from the eight deaths before the last."

from Braided Lives by Marge Piercy

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Take a Break with the Bachelor Brothers

Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast

Title: Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast
By: Bill Richardson

Ever wanted to just get away to a place where everyone can relax and read? The Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast is the place for you. Set on an unnamed island somewhere off Vancouver Island, check out this B & B for your next retreat. Middle aged twin brothers, Virgil and Hector, write about their lives operating the B & B and intersperse chapters written by their frequent guests. All are bibliophiles. Hector and Virgil even include lists of books to read for certain occasions. My favorite is "Hector's List of Favourite Authors for the Bath."
Time moves slowly at the Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast, but they are never bored. It is often a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. Just reading about the B & B and it's guests helped me relax and get away for a few hours.

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Posted by ogradyj on July 1, 2010 at 2:27 p.m.


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