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"...the last quarter of the twentieth century was a severe period for lovers. It was a time when women openly resented men, a time when men felt betrayed by women, a time when romantic relationships took on the character of ice in spring, stranding many little children on jagged and inhospitable floes." pp. 3-4.

"Humans are the most advanced of mammals ... because they seldom grow up. Behavioral traits such as curiosity about the world, flexibility of response, and playfulness are common to practically all young mammals but are usually rapidly lost with the onset of maturity in all but humans. Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious and immature." p.19

"Sunday, a wan, stiff shadow of robust Saturday ... Sunday, forced leisure for folks who have no aptitude for leisure. Sunday, when the...

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