Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Classical Education: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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What's changed in your life, home, or community since your last birthday?
Since that was just in May, not much.
September is Classical Music Month. Do you like/listen to classical music? If so what's a favorite piece and/or who is a favorite composer? 
I developed a taste for classical music while I was in college.  Not only through studying music history, but through playing those types of pieces in the various music classes I took.   I'm not sure who my favorite composer is, but my favorite piece is Turkish March by Mozart.

Besides The Bible, what's a book that has positively changed your life, relationships, career, or perspective? How so? 
Gosh, I've read so many; it's hard to say.  Right now I'm in the throws of one that may help me make those positive changes for good.  My mentor recommended the book The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene' Brown.  I've only read the introduction, but it's already speaking to some of the things I'm dealing with.  We'll see.
I read (here) these ten hobbies will make you a musical instrument, read voraciously, meditate regularly, work out your brain (puzzles, sudoku, board games, etc), exercise often, learn a new language, write your feelings down (blog, journal, just write), travel to new places, cook different kinds of meals, participate in sports actively.  Are any on this list your current hobbies? Which hobby on the list would you be most inclined to try? 
  • Playing a musical instrument - I play several.
  • Read voraciously.
  • Work out my brain - I enjoy playing Words With Friends if that counts.
  • Exercise often - some weeks are more often than others.
  • Write your feelings - I blog and journal.
  • Okay, so I do several of them.  So, I have to ask, smarter than what?

What sports traditions does your family have? 
None, really. 
In a few words, weigh in on the current football/National Anthem brouhaha. Keep it family friendly please.

Where do you have loads of patience, and where do you most lack patience? 
I have more patience with others than myself.  I don't know other people's situations, but I know mine.  I should know better than to do some of the stupid things I do.
Insert your own random thought here.   I think we all need a laugh.



  1. I kind of think the patience thing is true with most of us. We extend more grace to others than we do ourselves, because we think we should know better. I'm guessing you're smarter than average : ) Enjoy your day!