Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Reading, etc.

I was recently hired at an all-boys high school and next month I will begin teaching teenagers. I will continue teaching at the University two nights a week. I have been spending the most of July in Arizona visiting family (including Gabe for a week JJ) but while I was out here I also got a call from a school I applied at months ago and I went in and interviewed last Thursday. I am hoping to hear back this week.

While on vacation this summer I have finished a few books – mostly nonfiction stuff, mostly things that I wanted to read for personal or professional development, probably not that interesting to other people but it has been interesting to me.

Here is a short list of the last two weeks reading:


Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

How to Answer Hard Interview Questions

The First-Time Manager (which was awesome)

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes (also a very enjoyable read-listen (I use a text to speech program called Natural Reader – makes reading a lot easier for a slow reader like me))


I also downloaded a series of Love & Logic seminars and I have been listening to those. Very helpful stuff.

I have started a book by Thich Nhat Hanh called Anger, Wisdom for Cooling the Flames


I guess that that is about it on the reading end of things.

Other things:

I have been able to watch this season of True Blood

I went to the newest Harry Potter with my sister. It was ok. I don’t think my son would like it and I don’t think that the battle scenes were nearly as interesting as they could [should] have been. The book was just better.

Hmmmmm….. What else?


I guess that that is good enough for now. Things are not bad. I wish I had Gabe all the time. It has been good seeing family. I feel like I am learning a lot. Nothing to complain about. Except my foot – my foot hurts. J There now I even complained. Life is good.


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