Friday, January 11, 2008

Crashing Air

This year, I'm beginning my resolutions the first week of February, this way I figure I can adjust my schedule to be conducive to accomplishing them. I'm going to eat healthier and go to the gym more. My husband has agreed to quit smoking by March, so hopefully that will stick. This is a picture of the skies near my parents house earlier this evening. Its the Friday before school starts, and I haven't even began to pack to return on Sunday. I guess I just feel really relaxed about it, the only thing I'm concerned with is when I'll get my refund check, because that will determine when I can pay my bills off.

The sky was a very strange blue, and the wind was picking up. This is an image of the skies prior to the rain, but it doesn't capture the eerie color that the sky actually was about 50 ft away. Furthermore, due to the rain earlier today and last night the water was crashing over our mini waterfall in the creek across the road.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2007 Book List

Free Time Books

On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Gathering Moss - Robin Kimmerer
Poets Market 2007 -Nancy Breen

Selections from Class Readings:

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond
The Colonizer's Model of the World - J.M. Blaut
Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You - Clare Walker Leslie
John Shaws Nature Photography Field Guide - John Shaw
The Economy of Nature - Rickleffs
The Green Revolution: The American Environmental Movement 1962-1992 - Kirkpatrick Sale
Wilderness and the American Mind - Roderick Nash
The Economic Way of Thinking - Paul Heyne
Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement - Robert Gottlieb
First Along the River: A Brief History of the US Environmental Movement - Benjamin Kline
That's What She Said - Rayna Green
Literature and the Environment: A Reader on Nature and Culture - Lorraine Anderson

In Progress:

The Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence - Inga Muscio
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England - Tom Wessels *finished* January 8, 2008!

this is not a complete list, but its what I could remember....this was inspired by BerryBird's post