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Harper Lee Has Died at 89
  (To Kill A Mocking Bird)

I have been reading very seriously since I was a teenager. I read from the bible, popular mechanics magazine, do it yourself books and scores of other books about technical subjects. At the beginning of the personal computer revolution, I bought many many pricey books about computers and programming. I used them mostly  for reference.  Of all the books that I have had in my library, I never read one of them from cover to cover until Harper Lee's “Go Set A Watchmen”. I read the Kindle version from start to finish without stopping.

Smells with a past

Several years ago I had a hard day, doing what I do for a living. Things did not go as I had wished for all that day. When the work day was finally over, I felt exhausted in body and frustrated in mind. On top of the bad day, I had to drive forty miles over narrow country roads from Cordele to get to my home in Cochran. The bad day was bothering me, and the long drive was bothering me more.
It was peanut harvest time in our part of Georgia, and between Cordele and Hawkinsville, I got behind a loaded peanut wagon. Because I did not find a safe place to pass, I followed it for several miles. When the driver finally turned off the main road, I realized that I no longer felt frustrated and tired.

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