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Jul. 27th, 2008


Cute Pictures of my Handy-some Butch

Does this link work ?

Jul. 5th, 2008


The Big Read Book List

Per Meg's request...... Lots of Italics....

(Bold =Read it, Italics = Start but not finished)

1. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2. The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6. The Bible
7. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8. Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11. Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
15. Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16. The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18. Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19. The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20. Middlemarch - George Eliot
21. Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22. The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23. Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25. The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26. Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28. Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32. David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33. Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34. Emma - Jane Austen
35. Persuasion - Jane Austen
36. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40. Winnie the Pooh -
41. Animal Farm - George Orwell

42. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46. Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47. Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50. Atonement - Ian McEwan (pee-yu)
51. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52. Dune - Frank Herbert
53. Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55. A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57. A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60. Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65. Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67. Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68. Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding
69. Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71. Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72. Dracula - Bram Stoker
73.The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74. Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75. Ulysses - James Joyce
76. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77. Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78. Germinal - Emile Zola
79. Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80. Possession - AS Byatt
81. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83. The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84. The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85. Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87. Charlotte's Web - EB White
88. The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90. The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91. Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92. The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93. The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94. Watership Down - Richard Adams
95. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96. A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98. Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Jun. 30th, 2008


Flower Power!

This is for Noelle!

May. 19th, 2008


21 Suggestions for Joyful Living

21 Suggestions for Joyful Living:

1. Be what you most admire in yourself and others. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
2. Do something you enjoy so that your play is also your livelihood.
3. Be cheerful. There is always something to be cheerful about, and it will inspire others to be cheerful, too.
4. Be positive and enthusiastic.
5. Forgive yourself and others errors of humanness.
6. Be generous.
7. Have a grateful heart.
8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
9. Discipline yourself to be intimate with your interior and your feelings. This is your navigation system.
10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11. Commit yourself to constant growth.
12. Commit yourself to authenticity.
13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on your presence, gratitude, and commitment to joy.
14. All choices come from fear or love. Commit yourself to choosing love.
15. Be honest with yourself and others.
16. Be an instigator.
17. Trust your interior even if it means others will not approve of your decisions.
18. Take responsibility for every area of your life, including your thoughts, feelings, and choices.
19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll enjoy remembering your adventures.
20. Treat all of existence with care.
21. Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make you proud.

Note: This list is borrowed from an online acquiantance.

May. 8th, 2008


Scout - Science Nerd Badges & stuff

I found this link on the LJ page of passionandsoul


(maybe someday I will figure out hotlinks,in the meantime,
figure out how to find hir yourself if you care.....)

Anyway I wanted to bring it to the attention to special
friends, thus the cross post.

A few quick hellos & call-outs about badges to:

hyperpurple: be sure to scroll down to check out the:
The “inordinately fond of invertebrate” badge.

mreis101: there are too many of interest to you to highlight any given one..
Edit: oh..oh... check out: The “I may look like a scientist, but I’m actually also a pirate” badge.

noellejaguar: maybe you have already earned the ass kicker's badge?

passionandsoul: thanks for the link - scout fetishists are teh groovy!

Apr. 2nd, 2008



Yes, today is my birthday.

Feel free to join me in celebrating.....me.

Classes & Workshops w/ my Great Yoga Teacher

Just wanted to let folks know about my wonderful yoga teacher on Hawthorne at 39th. She is really excellent and classes are currently on Tues. & Wed. &
are $10 each if you are a regular student, drop-in is more.

She also has special workshops. I'm pasting in the next two below, or see:


April 6-Sunday 12pm-3pm
Wisdom of Yoga Workshop: Finding Peace and Joy
You will have the opportunity to naturally open up tight & restricted areas. Feel freedom & energy return as the result of asana. Awaken your self-confidence with the sense of not pushing too hard, yet getting the benefits of toning & relaxation, find the wisdom of working deeply throughout the workshop.

Sunday June 1 from 12pm-3pm
Wisdom of Yoga Workshop: Coming Alive and Feeling Strong
Asana practiced to awaken the connection & wisdom that is already within us. Summer season encourages us to grow now, expand now, nurture new growth now. Take the time to go to the source of energy & life force that fertilize the finest qualities of body & mind. Meditation and Asana practices throughout.

Workshops are open to regular yoga/ dedicated yoga practitioners: $35/30 (term student discount), Pre-registration encouraged.
(FREE for teens & full-time teachers of teens!)
Special: Any three Wisdom of Yoga workshops, $75 (sign up in advance)

Feb. 5th, 2008



I'm kind of overloaded by the daily life thing, but just wanted to
say hello & that I'm sending well wishes to those of you who might
be reading this - if you are also not too busy to check LJ....


Dec. 9th, 2007


Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Today, Dec. 9th, is the anniversary of the first siting of the Virgin of
Guadalupe in 1531, who appeared to a native man and requested that a
church in her honor be built on the site (in Mexico.) She is the patron saint of Mexico. (Today is also the New Moon by the way).

She is a protectress,and has been called "the first Mestizaa"
the first true combination of Spanish/native belief/religious systems,
and a clear representation of the Divine Feminine/Female.

On Wed. Dec. 12th is her feast day. I will be hosting
a small get together to drink Mexican Hot Chocolate
(probably choc soy milk w/ Cinnamon in it) and talk a wee bit
~maybe in Spanish! about this particular representation of Mary.

Call or email me if you want more details.


Dec. 5th, 2007


Event Notice: Witches Gift Bazaar12/22

Guess what Lisa & I are organizing

Saturday, December 22
11 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Full Circle Temple
3125 E Burnside Portland, OR
(FYI: this is a women-only space)

A fundraiser for
Full Circle Temple

Get magical gifts, goods & services for the holiday season conjured by womyn artists, crafters, healers, & spiritualists. Enjoy entertainment, a bake sale, free tea & good company. All proceeds benefit the FCT.

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