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Some books I like:



Living the Good Life

by Helen and Scott Nearing



You Can Feel Good Again: Common-Sense Therapy for Releasing Depression and Changing Your Life

by Richard Carlson



Back to Beginnings: Reflections on the Tao

by Huanchu Daoren (Hong Yingming)



The Man Who Planted Trees (sometimes published as The Man Who Planted Hope and Grew Happiness)

by Jean Giono



Herb Gardening

by Cornell Plantations, U. of California Botanical Garden, and Matthaei Botanical Gardens, in consultation with five other botanic gardens and arboreta



The Holy Earth

by Liberty Hyde Bailey



The 50 Healthiest Places to Live and Retire in the United States

by Norman D. Ford



A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein



Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, and Not Always So

by Shunryu Suzuki



Personal Power is in Your Name

by Shirlee Kiley and Rochelle Gordon



The Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Ralph "Don't call me Waldo" Emerson



The Medical Advisor: The Complete Guide to Alternative & Conventional Treatments

by the Editors of Time-Life Books



If You Want to Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit

by Brenda Ueland



The Nontoxic Home & Office (& Nontoxic, Natural & Earthwise)

by Debra Lynn Dadd



The Book of America: Inside the Fifty States Today

by Neil R. Peirce, Jerry Hagstrom

(I'd list The Almanac of American Politics 2002

by Michael Barone, Richard E. Cohen & Charles E.Cook,

if it weren't so stiffheartedly rightwardly biased; still, it gives useful current political information, including descriptions of the people & issues & leaders of each state & each congressional district.)



The I Ching Workbook

by R. L. Wing



Worms Eat My Garbage: How to Set Up & Maintain a Worm Composting System

by Mary Appelhof



The Price of Empire

by J. W. Fulbright



The Essence of Paradise: Fragrant Plants for Indoor Garddens

by Tovah Martin



Herbal Emissaries: Bringing Chinese Herbs to the West -- a guide to gardening, herbal wisdom, and well-being

by Steven Foster and Yue Chongxi



Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World

Edited by U.P. Hedrick



The Inward Garden

by Julie Moir Messervy

(I haven't read much of this yet, but it has wonderful photos, by Sam Abell.)



Astrolocality Astrology: A guide to what it is and how to use it

by Martin Davis



The American Ephemeris for the 20th Century

by Neil F. Michelsen



The $50 & Up Underground House Book

by Mike Oehler



Emotional Intelligence

by Daniel Goleman



Nuclear War Survival Skills

by Cresson H. Kearny & the Oak Ridge National Laboratory



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Some songs I like:

Let the River Run, Carly Simon

Living in the Promised Land, Willie Nelson (as sung at the 2004 Democratic Convention)

End of the Line, The Traveling Wilburys

There But For Fortune, Joan Baez

Beyond the Blue Horizon

Blue Moon, The Marcels

Finlandia, Indigo Girls

Ripple, The Grateful Dead

Danny Boy

Unchained Melody, Leann Rimes

Annie's Song - & - Hey it's Good to be back Home Again, John Denver

It's a Gift to Be Simple

My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion

The Way You Look Tonight, Billie Holiday

And I Love You So, Perry Como

Imagine, John Lennon

Ashokan Farewell, Priscilla Herdman

Power, a song about solar and wind energy, Carly Simon, Doobie Brothers, John Hall & James Taylor

Universal Soldier, Donovan

Carrickfergus, Charlotte Church

Take On Me, A-ha

I'll Be Seeing You

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Judy Garland

Show Me the Way, Peter Frampton

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

(after most of the song titles are the names of singers whose versions I like; several of these singers are not the songwriters)



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I like lots of movies -- these come to mind & heart:

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Lost Horizon

The Good Earth

A Thousand Clowns

The Shawshank Redemption

Places in the Heart

Regarding Henry

Groundhog Day

Notting Hill

Dr. Zhivago

Casablanca

Fahrenheit 9/11

"Anyone who has a library and a garden wants for nothing."
-- Cicero

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