About The Steadfast Reader

Attorney, book-blogger, globe-trotter.

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  • The shared from a Personal Document
    But he will watch anything. He doesn’t like to be alone with his thoughts now. He needs a movie, or someone talking. He needs to fall asleep in “the saddle,” as the expression goes, to avoid that terrible moment when the responsibility for his thoughts is clearly his and his alone.
  • The shared from a Personal Document
    The most stressful, dangerous, and fatiguing moment of her life had been an eight-hour spacewalk to fix a tear in one solar panel on the space station, which she would also categorize as the most exciting, satisfying, and exhilarating moment of her life. People always say day child was born, or wedding day, and certainly those were wonderful too, but they had not required any unique skills on her part.
  • The shared from a Personal Document
    But if there was no honor in being an addict, there was also no pride in being an abstainer. The strong person was the person who could do a thing or not, as he chose. The strongest person could do a thing he didn’t want to do, and not do a thing he desired very much.
  • The shared from a Personal Document
    She might be able— just— to face being a mother, if she knew for sure that she was a real person. But not before.
  • The shared from a Personal Document
    The world is not going to be changed in a Congressional committee. The best you can hope for is lowest common denominator consensus.