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Six Transcendent Quotes from my Podcast Queue in 2019

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Since 2015 I have been sharing with you some of the collected quotes I’ve heard from my podcast queue throughout the year.

This year is no different, except that it is. There are far fewer quotes that I have collected this year, and that could be because of where my head has been. 2019 was not a year for my status quo, it was a year that was in constant flux.

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Chronicles, Volume One by Bob Dylan is a memoir worth your time

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To me, and to many, Bob Dylan is a mythical figure. I understand that he’s as human as you or I, but there’s something different about him.

He was told that he was the voice of a generation and he didn’t even want it, which made people more convinced he was. And as an artist, he reinvented himself over and over and over, in fact he’s reinvented himself more times than most people find themselves.

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Amazon Prime’s Modern Love feels more like an Eight Part Play and it’s beautiful

Amazon Prime Modern Love Series Review

Amazon Prime describes this original as “An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column ‘Modern Love.’”

I’ve never read the column, and I’m not Romantic Comedy averse, but Modern Love is a much more elevated form of series, where the individual pieces work, but the overall message is clear, concise, and shouted at every angle.

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The film “Alice’s Restaurant” is an avant-garde snapshot of 1960’s counter-culture

You can see anything you want at Alices Restaurant

“Hi, howya doin? I’m Arlo Guthrie and you’ve probably listened to or heard about a thing called Alice’s Restaurant.“

That is the beginning of the narrative that is spoken at the start of the movie, Alice’s Restaurant, and also used as the trailer for the film as an explanation of what the movie is and how it is based on Arlo Guthrie’s song of the same name.

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What exactly is the Star Wars Book of Sith? An Answer in Review

Star Wars Book of Sith

What exactly is the Book of Sith? It’s not a novel but it’s also not a factbook. If anything it’s more akin to a collection of short stories, but not stories in the traditional sense. Rather the collective thoughts of several figures throughout the history of the Sith and the dark side. The book is published under the Legends banner, so it’s not considered canon.

The premise, for lack of a better word, is that great texts have been written over several thousand years, mostly by various Dark Side leaders and scholars…

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