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“Love is like a lot of things, it is always best done with the head. Save mindless efforts for mindless things.”-Raymond E Feist, Magician: Master

I reread the entire Riftwar Saga. It is still as good as I remember 🙂

MagicianSilverthornA Darkness at Sethanon

What I most liked about it then, and still like about it now, is that plans don’t always turn out as expected, and the books take truly unpredictable turns. Instead of the standard “orphan turns magician and weds the beautiful princess” that it starts with, the Magician needs to go through a lot to become the magician, he doesn’t wed the princess (oops, spoiler) and so many other things and people come into it and make it even more interesting: monks, priests, aliens, tigers, eagles, dragons, giant ants, centaurs, elves, dwarves, you name it. And a really great story.

Even the quote above illustrates this. Instead of “follow your heart” and “go with the flow” and “the heart wants what the heart wants” the message is “leave mindless efforts for mindless things.” Beautiful!

5 stars.


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“I can hear a bag rustling!” – My Dad, after finally getting his new hearing aid.

My dad always had hearing problems, but only lately has he decided to get hearing aid. And suddenly worlds that he forgot existed opened up; he has left the thick glass room he was living in. Even things I wouldn’t consider “important” to hear add a new dimension and joy in life.


Hear well and have a great week 🙂

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“By three things a man is known: by his cup, by his pocket, and by his anger.” (From the Babylonian Talmud, Eruvin 65)

This is a simple method to know the depth of a person: see him/her when they’re drunk; when they need to pay money; when they are angry.

Other people have suggested other things: The reaction to a face (Ayn Rand); The way they treat the waiter in a restaurant; The way they treat a beggar in the street.

What are your ways? What do you think is the way to get the true measure of a person?

Shavua Tov!

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