Sunday Salon (6) Happy Mother’s Day Edition

Weather today…The heat abated for a few weeks and it has been oh, so nice! It has stayed crisp with spring’s coolness blanketing the days.

In my classes this week: In my 1920s & 30s class we have discussed infographics and what kinds of information can be used to make them. We may/may not produce our own this year. There are so few days left.

In my War Lit class we finished reading Farewell to Manzanar and have moved on to reading the first chapter of The Things They Carried. The students seem to enjoy it. The realness of the happenings and the sadness with which the author speaks make it a moving piece of reading.

I’m reading: 

  • Lawyers in Hell edited by Janet Morris. This one is slow going.
  • Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg

I’m listening to:  I don’t listen to audio books, usually. When I do, it’s always a book I have read before. I have to see the words myself to make complete sense of a text the first time. So, instead of audiobooks, I will share my iPod shuffled playlist for the week 🙂 !

Mad World Adam Lambert

Paper Airplane Alison Krauss

Human Touch & Atlantic City Bruce Springsteen

Get Off This Cracker

I Dream of You Perry Como

Keepin’ It Real Shaggy

Give Collective Soul

Books finished this week: I finished Nevermore by William Hjortsberg. I will be posting a review soon. It was a fair read. I anticipated liking it more than I actually did and I’m not sure why. Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allen Poe could make for great storytelling. It just didn’t pull it off for me.

I also finished Farewell to Manzanar with my students this week. Will also be posting a review of this soon.

Abandoned book: I have not let any books go this week 🙂
Scripture lesson in church: Isaiah 8:13-14 “The LORD Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread, and he will be a sanctuary; but for both houses of Israel he will be a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare.” (NIV) This week’s lesson is about fearing God, because he sent his son for our salvation, without which we will stumble and fall.

I’m praying for: Many cyber friends who have enormous loads to carry and ask for peace.

Around the house: Prepping for the inevitable summer cleaning. Since school will be out, it will time to get the house back in shape.

From the kitchen: Nothing! MiniQ took me out to the Mexican restaurant for Mother’s Day lunch.

Fun event of the week: Mother’s Day!

A favorite quote this week:


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