Tuesday, September 22, 2009

37. J.P. Guilford

This past Saturday I gave my first presentation for class. I gave it on psychologist J.P. Guilford. I did not read one whole book, but I did read from many sources and learned quite a lot about him. The original purpose of the goal was for me to learn more about different people. And to get some reading in, and I think I did that with my time that I put into the assignment.
Basically, J.P. Guilford was the guy that came before Howard Gardner of Multiple Intelligence fame. His research was what Gardner used to help develop his findings about different intelligence levels. I know, nothing too interesting.
I am thinking that I might have to find ways to work in ways to make class assignments transfer into this list of goals. I still think it works.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another dentist appointment down

I thought I had posted this, but apparently not. Some might say it would have been better if it wasn't. Yep, nothing exciting.

Yesterday was a crazy busy day. It started off with a 6:00 a.m. trip to the store to pick up some garbage stickers before the garbage man made it to our house. After getting ready for school I dropped Sammy off at the groomer and headed off to school. When school was done, I quickly hustled over to the dentist for my 6 month check up. After the dentist appointment was done, I had hoped to stop by the post office to mail a package, but didn't have enough time because class started at 5:30. Class went well. I'm enjoying myself in there. It's interesting being in class where everyone genuinely wants to be there. It is a totally different feel all around knowing that people are in there truly for the educational aspects that are being offered.

Overall, it was a long day, but I am happy to say that I made it through and am happy to report another trip to the dentist with no cavities!

Monday, September 7, 2009

40 gallons of blood!

As I was checking out the headlines on Yahoo's homepage, I came across this link. The next time this guy donates blood, it will be 40 gallons. That equates to be 320 trips to the blood bank! That is amazing. I'm not striving to be this guy, but I have to say that his feats are quite remarkable. That is dedication and service. Melissa's response to hearing this news was, "You sure do hope that if that guy needs blood that it is there for him when he needs it." So true. Another reason to get out there and make sure that the blood banks are well stocked.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I finished reading the book Night, by Elie Wiesel. If I had not seen Schindler's List this year it would have really been a shock, but after seeing that movie, nothing dealing with the holocaust really is shocking to me anymore. The book details Elie's trip from being herded onto a train all the way to liberation from the concentration camps. It gives a lot of details that I'm comfortable not writing about. "How can stuff like this happen in the 20th century? This isn't the Middle Ages." Those were the words of Elie toward the beginning of the story. These words were in the first quarter of the book. It only got worse after that.
Another classic novel down. We will see how much more reading is in store over the next few months. I'm sure I will count some of the books that I read somehow into my list of goals.