I was asked by Tim Melia to participate in this meme going around of ten texts that I would consider “memorable or influential” in my life. While it’s hard to only list ten, here there are, in no particular order (besides the order I thought of them).
1) 1984 - George Orwell
2) Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
3) Super Sad True Love Story - Gary Shteyngart
4) The Art of Writing (Wen Fu) - Lu Chi
5) The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli
6) The Art of War - Sun Tzu
7) The Discourses (on Livy’s History of Rome) - Niccolò Machiavelli
8) The Meditations (To Himself) - Marcus Aurelius
9) Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel García Márquez
10) Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
(I could very easily list ten more)
I’ve seen several of the people I’d like to ask already complete this task, so I’ll gave them at the end. I’d love to get perspectives from: Anna Aiken, Sabrina Doolittle, Michael Salitrynski, George James, Ryan Ross, Monica Cagayat, Stacilyn Feldman, Jessica Fehr, Jim Hennessy, and Dave Annoyed play along.
Hillary Gates Wisniewski, Jeff Burk, and Lucian Evan Levine, I very much enjoyed your lists :)
Ready for the big day with Greg Allen and Anna Dracar :)
Relaxing before heading to the Gateway Clipper late afternoon.
Off to Pittsburgh for the weekend to celebrate Greg Allen and Anna Dracar getting married, n’at.
You know, life is pretty fun :)
A random stop-in visit from the estimable Mr. Tom Krisko :)
A few weeks ago, I was presented with the first idea that made me consider staying in Western NY for a little bit longer. (Yeah, it’s that cool of an idea, and the person I’d work with is pretty rad as well)
Jury’s out yet on whether or not it will happen, but there’s a lot of good that could come from it
Picked up @MLBTV for $12 last night, and just watched the @Pirates beat @UncleCharlie50. Kudos, @Iked29!
Off to teach YPT and Webelos Den Leader classes this morning.
Just think, Thomas Pearce, 25 years ago this month, I became a Webelos Scout ;)
Well, that was a
Nice surprise :)
Got to teach my first session today, and “meet” the whole Work@Home Learning team today - not a bad way to end the first week