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  1. Soulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger Things

    Read The Stand long before I was old enough to really get it. Also, it's a shame The Dark Tower movie was such a mess. I still don't know why they didn't go with the mini-series idea. I'm planning to read (and in some cases re-read) all of his major novels and finally finish the Dark Tower series.
  2. [Mini] Getting to Know You

    Also reminded me of the Addams Family movie. Some kids perform this song before Wednesday and Pugsley perform the fencing scene from Hamlet. Great movie. Also...I've had a secret crush on Julie Andrews since I was a child. Mary Poppins remains one of the greatest movies of all time as far as I'm concerned.
  3. The Trading Post -- Where Adventurers Gather

    Bucket List! This is only about an hour and a half from me. I've driven across the bridge, but I just haven't had the time or money to do the bridge walk yet. Anyone else have awesome adventures in their own home state that they have yet to experience?
  4. [Sylvaa] Hot Mess

  5. Soulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger Things

    Update: So far this week has been about prep: prepping my body, prepping my soul, and prepping my life for healing. I know I said that my challenge would probably transform as I go along, and so it shall. I'll give you a quick rundown of my week so far. Getting up early most days, but some mornings (like this morning) my alarm goes off, I go to my knees in prayer, and then I reset my alarm to get back into bed with my wife because that's exactly where I want to be. Workouts are...ehhh...sporadic? Right now I'm acting more in favor of frequent movement, sometimes vigorous, throughout my day. Taking walks around campus, doing the occasional set of burpees, taking the stairs just because, etc. Worked with my mentor a few times this week. Unloaded some lumber, including four 16-foot beams that weigh around 100 pounds each; I had to lift them alone because he just isn't able. I also helped spread filler and lay underlayment for tile flooring. I didn't even know what underlayment was before doing this job. Listening to the audio version of The Waste Lands by Stephen King and reading It, also by Stephen King. I stayed after work yesterday and re-watched the movie version of It (better the second time). Finn Wolfhard is on his way to becoming my favorite child actor. Which brings up an excellent topic for later discussion: Who is your favorite underrated child actor? I thought Joel Courtney did a pretty great job in Super 8 but barely got any kind of critical response. Oh, and here's this: And this: If you're not familiar with the show, these two videos might not make any sense. Or maybe they'll inspire you to watch it and watch it soon. Working on gathering materials for a project I have to present for one of my graduate classes. I had to teach a writing lesson using technology to someone enhance the writing; I asked my students to read and review/analyze an article and then post their review as a storyboard on PBS Learning Media, with clip art, media, text, and hyperlinks. Frustrating thing is that I was supposed to present this weekend, and less than half my students have even completed the draft of the review. One girl just paraphrased the entire article. Three of my students have been absent all week. Good news is that my professor postponed the presentations to November 4th. So I only have one assignment due this weekend for my other class. But I'm also working on a Weebly about Shakespeare, another storyboard on some literacy strategies, and I have to review two literacy articles. *sigh*
  6. Powering on to Curacao!

    Glad you're doing well and decided to come back; let me know if I can help in any way.
  7. Tiggs86 Zion Spark

    Welcome back! Zion sounds amazing. I'm glad it motivated you to do more for your health. Let me know if I can help in any way.
  8. Bouncer Writes her Adventure

    Welcome back! I'm glad you're here. Let me know if I can help in any way.
  9. The Trading Post -- Where Adventurers Gather

    Same. The good news is I'll have enough books to last me for the rest of my life.
  10. The Trading Post -- Where Adventurers Gather

    Book recommendation time! I read this book a few years ago and linked up with the author online because I was so impressed with the message of this book. It's very "sciencey," so if that's not your thing, then you might pass it up. The elevator speech for this book is that it's about your brain on water. But it's so much more. J. shares stories of surfers, sailors, fishermen, conservationists, scientists, wounded veterans, drug addicts, all people whose lives have been changed by spending time near, in, on or under water. J. digs deep into the neurological as well as the personal impact of water and how those two forces could transform our conversations about how to protect and defend our oceans and rivers and lakes and streams. I had a chance to meet J. last year as he was on his way to a conference in Shepherdstown, WV (about 5 hours from me). I got a message on FB that said, "I'm passing through your area in a bit! On my way to Shepherdstown." J. is from California, so I was confused. Was he driving? I assumed he would fly. I asked where he was. His reply: Driving towards Charleston Going to stop for gas and coffee. How far are you from Charleston I'm on 64 Meet for a quick coffee? Then, like a crazed fanboy, I messaged him my number and in less than 30 seconds he called. We met at a Sheetz just 20 minutes from my house, sat for a while and just talked. He handed me a copy of his book, autographed by himself and Celine Cousteau, and a blue marble (which makes more sense if you read the book). So check it out. I've read it three times.
  11. The Trading Post -- Where Adventurers Gather

    Welcome! We're just getting started.
  12. Soulcon, Spartan, School, and Stranger Things

    I think my heart just stopped. Feel free. I'd love to talk about it. I'm re-watching it right now before season 2 comes out the 27th. Thank you.