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Benjamin Anastas   ::   An Underachiever's Diary

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In a way our neighborhood was a utopian experiment, like Hawthorne's Brook Farm, or a cross between the Playboy mansion (nudity, recreational drugs) and a Shaker village (pacifism, unfinished wood), and if that means my parents' ideals were doomed to fail (remember the eighties?), then I can live with the disappointments we faced as a family, knowing that ideal happiness can live only in daydreams, Hollywood movies, or between the protective covers of a sentimental book.
Name all the people I have known and not one soul is finished, we are a litany of criminals-agains-perfection that will last forever, or at least until our time on this spinning puddle comes to an end.
books i've read..
2013 [12 read]
2012 [36 read]
2011 [5 read]
2010 [6 read]
2009 [5 read]
2008 [21 read]
2007 [31 read]
2006 [37 read]
2005 [37 read]
2004 [32 read]
2003 [18 read]
2002 [52 read]
2001 [43 read]
2000 [7 read]
1999 [25 read]
1998 [3 read]
unknown year [65 read]

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