Sunday, September 13, 2009

To Be Well Read

One of Matt's friends just posted on facebook that he wanted to be well read by he was not sure what he should read to accomplish that.
So Matt asked me and I made a list.
What do you think?

Science Fiction
Enders Game by O. Card
Foundation by I. Azimov
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Princess Bride by W. Goldman
The Postman by David Brin

Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Scarlet Letter
Little Women by L. Alcott
Jane Eyre by C Bronte
Gone with the Wind
The Count of Monte Cristo
Les Misérables
The Hobbit J R R Tolkin
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Old Man and the Sea by Hemmingway
I Heard the Owl Call My Name:
by Margaret Craven
Children’s books
Danny the Champion of the World by R. Dahl
The Giver by L. Lowery
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Ugglies by Scott Westerfield
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Inkheart by C. Funk
Holes By Sacher
The Westing Game by E. Raskin
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Doyle
The Beekeepers Apprentice by L. King
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Non Fiction
Tuesdays with Morrie by M. Albolm
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver,
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Brent's Theory gets published

Brent observed to me once that being members of the Church seems to erode our social skills, possibly because church gets substituted for sociality. This makes me sad, especially when I think about Brother Joseph's take on the subject.

Anyway, my brother's most recent post at by common consent refers to this by recounting a conversation with me. I observed to him that when we invite non-LDS friends over for dinner, we always get reciprocal invitations. When we invite LDS friends over, we never do. I'm not complaining (insert snarky comment about how I'm a better cook than they are anyway here) but it was from Brent that I first heard the idea, so I thought I better give credit where credit is due.

In case you missed it...

Friday, September 4, 2009

So, I'm teaching yoga...

In the last week or so, I have made arrangements to teach yoga to kids. About two months ago, I heard about a teacher training that was happening in Durham and I thought it sounded fun, but it was expensive. When the teacher said that a lot of students teach right away after attending her workshops, I started thinking about teaching in order to cover the cost of the training. So, anyway, a lot of thought and talk later, I have an arrangement with lady who runs the local Holistic Healing Center (which is only a year old and is very close to where we rented the house in downtown Raleigh near the campus).

I thought you might like to see my little class descriptions on her website. I have put up a couple of flyers and my friend Meg from Oregon is graciously creating a lovely logo for me. So far I have one student, the daughter of the lady who runs the center. But I'm hopeful.

I also found out this week that I will be able to complete the teacher training with my teacher (Carson) before we leave. Her program is going to start in January and finish in April (or May). We'll have 5 weekends together in that time (Friday 5 - 9pm and Saturday 9am-9pm. I'll miss the Sunday class, but she said that she'll still let me come) and every Wednesday. I'm very excited that it will work out! So, Heather, you can start advertising for me--I'll be ready to teach when we get to Logan next July:)