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By Peter Trachtenberg

From “a real American Dostoevsky” (The Washington Post): a stunning, humorous, bittersweet exploration of the mysteries of courting, either human and animal.

When his favourite cat Biscuit is going lacking, Peter Trachtenberg units out to discover her. the adventure takes him seven hundred miles and lots of years into his past-- into the background of his relationships with cats and the historical past of his dating along with his spouse F., who may perhaps herself be at the verge of disappearing. What ensues is a piece that remembers trip narratives from The fabulous trip to W. G. Sebald’s The earrings of Saturn. Trachtenberg ponders the mysteries of pussycat intelligence (why do cats ranking worse on a few assessments than pigeons?), the origins in their domestication, their negative therapy through the heart a while. He additionally seems on the riddle of why any people loves whom we adore and the entire unexpected areas to which that devotion leads us.

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Do I really want to only do this for the rest of my life? As I thought this over, I remembered a briefing another member of the command team had given only last week; Hubbard had a plan to Clear the planet within five years. “Clearing the planet” was a rallying cry for Scientologists throughout the world, the end result being a complete achievement of the aims of Scientology. The expectation and goal was that within five years, everyone would be a Scientologist. Everyone! Can I contribute five years of my life to help achieve a civilization without insanity, without criminals, and without war?

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There were many other books, courses, and services available, costing anywhere from hundreds to thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars. The hours of personal counseling someone could buy and receive at the Boston Org could easily run up to two or three hundred, not to mention the recommended courses, books, and tapes. A person could easily spend thousands on Scientology services. my billion year contract | 45 Unfortunately, I had some issues about the amount of money being charged for these courses and counseling.

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