Friday, June 24, 2005

Starwars quiz

Which Star Wars Jedi/Sith are you?

Obi-Wan Kenobi

You’ve managed to train both a great evil and a greater good, not to mention whipping the ass of the coolest looking Sith in the series. However, you do have a few weaknesses, like Count Dooku and a douche bag of a Padawan. Other than that, you are the epitome of class. The accent, the outfit, and your care for those around you is highly admirable. Arguably, you are the best Jedi that ever lived, having owned Maul, Anakin and Grievous, a total of seven lightsabres among the three.

Who I tagged

For the book thing I tagged two of the Gnostics (Kyla and Kevin), Kate and Scott.

I've been tagged to write about books

I’ve been tagged by Daniel to write about books highschoolers should read. Here we go:

In Dubious Battle-First off Grapes of Wrath is one of the best books I've ever read, but Dubious seems like a more more balanced, less romantic look at the time period.
1984-I love this book, I remember using it to critique the way Boy’s State was run back in 11th grade. It was great.
Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow-Reading these in conjunction would give students a great example of what Point of View is.
The Chronicles of Narnia-I am just now reading this series, I’m liking it.
Dream of Reason-I remember in Highschool we had to read Sophie’s World to learn about philosophy, this is a much superior text.
Lord of the Flies-It’s a classic.
Siddhartha-Once you realize Siddhartha and the Buddha are on in the same it becomes one of the best books out there.
The Orestrian Trilogy by Aeschylus- One of my favs.
So, if you had kids read these books and write papers about them they would be educated and ready for college. Maybe.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Cheyenne makes it onto CNN

Its about dressing like a cowboy... yeah.

Petition about stem cells

So, for the first time in 5 years Bush will use his veto power... and he'll use it on the issue of Stemcells. I know this is a tricky issue, but I think on balance Stem Cell research is for the best. For more information on it Stem Cells themselves check out this page.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Roving Book Meme from Lutheranchik:

How many books do you own?: 48 at present (This is my summer reading, after graduation my parents took a bunch of my books back to Cheyenne), not including bound copies of "Faith and Grace" and "Testaments" that I’m editing.
Last book bought: "God: A Biography" by Jack Miles
Last book read: "Prince Caspian" the second book of the Chronicles of Narnia series.
Books that mean a lot:
Kitten’s Christmas (A tiny little book my mother used to read to me as a child, very cute)
Dawn (It is well written, touching, morally ambiguous, made me think)
Grapes of Wrath (For me it made liberalism make sense on a heart level)
Ender’s Game (What can I say? "The Gate is Down")
Hyperium/Endimiun (I finally got to see what literary genius looks like in science fiction)
The World as it is (Voltaire lays it out pretty well)
The Last Temptation of Christ/Zorba the Greek (Wrestling with the body and the soul, the idea and the deed, is very powerful)