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Nov 12, 2012
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Another nice piece of feedback!


Feedback from Anne Byrne regarding Volume Five (Full Circle) has arrived.

‘I have just had the pleasure of reading Full Circle. An inspiring and uplifting story of facing one’s fears, and of how more often than not, those fears are far worse in the dark recesses of our minds than in reality. I was inspired by Jim’s courage to ignore the physical manifestations of his fear and admired how he drew from the positive people and positive affirmations to carry him through with his mission. Needless to say I loved the book and look forward to reading many, many more stories from the wonderful Leyton / Stan in the future. xxxxx’

Anne’s kindness has filled me with joy. So Thank you Anne.
88*googlepex to all leyton attens/Stanley Notte.





Sep 4, 2012
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The busy week continues.

Yes, with last Friday’s Friday Forum full of moves and potential moves it was bound to be, if all went to plan at least, a busy week this week. And so it is proving. Hot on the heels of Paul A Crean’s announcement that Volume Five (Full Circle) had been secluded in an agreed place for Ray Horgan to collect, come the following messages and photograph from the aforementioned Ray Horgan.

1. ‎”The Eagle has Landed.” Just to say “GREY SKIES” & “FULL CIRCLE” have landed safely in my hands and shall accompany me on my visit to east Cork this week. Thanks to Paul & Ray.


2. Just like the Number 14 bus; not a sign of one for awhile then two come together!

And then – just to make my day – Janette Aisling-O’ Meara sends this photograph and lovely feedback for Volume Four (Sleepyhead).
I would like to thank Len O’Donovan again for mailing Volume Four from Ireland to Canada, so that I could finally read, and see for myself, the phenomenon that is ’One Short Story To Be Told’.  I really enjoyed reading Sleepy Head.  However, unlike the protagonist, I also loved it in the world of the awake as much as I did while sleeping. I was also delighted to realize that I liked the prelude and epilogue just as much as the story itself.  I even quelled my schoolmarm tendencies and enjoyed the lack of punctuation and capital letters in the last few pages and just went with the ‘flow’.
And so, with absolutely no fanfare at all, on a trip to Ireland for good times and the Christening of our daughter Maeve O’Meara, I passed Volume Four on to my sister-in-law Sinead O’Meara.  There are no photos – or even witnesses – to commemorate this event: although there are many baptism photos and other pics at Gougane Barra. But since the book is precious it did not accompany us on any of our outings. Plus I forgot!

I would like though to post a photo of Maeve wearing her 88*Googolplex T shirt  (a gift from Stan Notte, Len O Donovan and Paul ‘Max’ McSweeney) as thanks, and to compliment her earlier photo where she is snoozing with Sleepyhead.  Her name is scrambled on the t-shirt  and reads AMEE VAROMA.  This is possibly the best name leyton attens has come up with to date, and will be forever her alter ego.

Me thinks all that deserves a rather large 88*GOOGOLPLEX. Oh, yeah it does. 88*GOOGOLPLEX to you all, leyton/Stan


Jun 8, 2011
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racey hadikenm has passed volume two to a man with the very happy sounding name of dan laffin.
racey has also provided us with some feedback, which can be viewed and read on the volume two page of this blog. if your too lazy to move the mouse up to the link that takes to volume two’s page click here instead!
Apr 11, 2011
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Volume Two reaches third pair of hands

Ciaran Hourican is currently on possesion of Volume Two. He has been since Friday. Feedback from Siobhan and Amanda has arrived and is on volume two page.

Jan 15, 2011
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Feedback on Volume One

Feedback from Carol, the second recipient of Volume One has arrived here at the ethereal plains, so we thought it might be an idea to share it with our intrepid, intelligent inductees (that’s you, of course). So here it is.

I really enjoyed the book, I found the story ‘Waiting For Life To Return’ very sad and very moving. I was delighted to be only the second person to read it. Most of all I loved the idea of the book having a life of it’s own and the reader being part of an adventure with it.
Great concept. Looking forward to Volume Two.

Dec 12, 2010
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Terri’s feedback on Volume One (our first ever feedback!)

I was delighted to be the first ever receipient of the book ” waiting for life to return” I found it all very interesting and read it from cover to cover many times, before passing it on to Carol.
The story itself is very reflective of life… as it can happen to us,and is a fantistic gentle little reminder of this.
The idea is a very novel and creative one, and i really hope that it will – with universal help – be kept circulating. I am hoping it will come my way again some time.
Congrats leyton on your first masterpice, keep up the good work and follow through with many more.
My observations are also, that it would be a good seller. thanks for including me. Photos taken before passing it on will be posted later.

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