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Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Well Educated Mind...hurts

If you haven't read every book on this list then I'm afraid that we can't be friends.

The list is from Susan Wise Bauer's, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, and it's crazy! After perusing it I've come to the conclusion that I'm a bit of a dumb ass.

Cutting this down a bit might be my summer reading project. Lofty ambitions huh? And I might be able to put a dent into it from lovely Brooklyn, NY if things go as we think they might. That's right, I said Brooklyn, NY. We've got six weeks to get lost and loitering Prospect Park sounds like as good an option as any I can think of. We've got some friends there and some people we need to be better friends with...could be a done deal, which is more than I can say for this reading project idea.

If we do end up in Brooklyn I will most certainly be loitering here.


Blogger Beth said...

Would you be impressed if I said that I have read quite a few of those books? Lots were on my book lists at Western! Many, many more that I haven't though. I cam across a similar list of 100 a few years ago and am plodding my way through them 10-12 a year.

What are you taking at Mac this spring?

March 18, 2010 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger John Teeter said...


I only JUST started reading Bri.
Cut me some slack.

On a side note, if you haven't read Whale Music.

March 18, 2010 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Brian DeWagner said...

I'm working towards a Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in Addictions Counselling...Never enough school, right?

I'm doing a post-grad diploma program via a combo of distance and on site at Mac and then as soon as that's done, if everything falls into place we might have to scoot off to Lethbridge, AB to wrap it up with clinical work etc...It's the only B HSc in all of Canada...Once I've wrapped that all up I'll do some Masters work in, child and youth stuff probably and then spend the rest of my lives unravelling some of these mysteries. Then, with luck, I can take a few stabs at writing while I'm doing it.

And people think that I never plan anything....silly goats.

March 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Wow!! That's great. I am thinking of getting my certificate in primary education so I can move down and teach the little ones. Plus I would like to work at my Masters in Ed someday...nice and slowly I think.

School rocks in my opinion...the more the better if you like what you take. Some times I think about taking art history courses just for fun.

March 20, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

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