Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thinking Ahead: Books On My Reading List for 2022

(Last updated December 30, 2021)

Some of these are carryovers that didn't get located or started or finished this past year (or the one before that). But there's always hope.

Adler, Mortimer J., How to Think about the Great Ideas: From the Great Books of Western Civilization 

Collingwood, R.G., The Principles of Art 

Desai, Anita, Clear Light of Day 

Dreher, Rod, Live Not by Lies 

Earley, Justin Whitmel, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction  

Eliot, T.S., Complete Poems and Plays 

Froese, Paul, On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life 

Frye, Northrop, Anatomy of Criticism 

Frye, Northrop, The Great Code 

Frye, Northrop, Northrop Frye on Shakespeare 

Fujimura, Makoto, Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture (2009) 

Fujimura, Makoto, Art and Faith (2021) 

Gardner, Howard, Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet 

Gill, Shira, Minimalista

Guite, Malcolm, Lifting the Veil: Imagination and the Kingdom of God 

Highet, Gilbert, The Art of Teaching 

Jacobs, Alan, Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader's Guide to a More Tranquil Mind 

Jauss, David, Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College MFA Program 

L'Engle, Madeleine, Herself: Reflections on a Writing Life 

Levitin, Daniel J., The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Lewis, C.S., The Signature Classics (seven books in a bindup) 

MacDonald, Thoreau, Notebooks

Nicolson, Adam, The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels 

Peterson, Andrew, Adorning the Dark: Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making  

Peterson, Andrew, The God of the Garden: Thoughts on Creation, Culture, and the Kingdom 

 Peterson, Jordan B, Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life 

Ramsey, Russ, Rembrandt Is in the Wind: Learning to Love Art through the Eyes of Faith 

Shakespeare, William, Selected plays 

Toews, Miriam, All My Puny Sorrows 

White, Dana K., Organizing for the Rest of Us

Wood, Michael, Shakespeare

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge: Breads, Brights, Books

Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then hop back tomorrow [click the graphic] to link answers with your friends and strangers. See you there! 

From this Side of the Pond

1. Three things you're grateful for this first week of November? 

1. The bread machine we thrifted recently. Our third, actually, but we haven't had one for the past few  years. So far we've made bread (duh), sub rolls, dinner rolls for Thanksgiving, burger buns (we just used the sub roll recipe), and pizza dough.

2. The colours of fall outside our back door


3. A thrifted jacket in a bright colour.


2. Is Daylight Savings Time a thing where you live? Do you think we should continue setting the clocks forward and back? Why or why not? If you could add an extra hour to your day would you want it added morning-noon-night? Do you think it likely you'd be more productive or more likely that you'd just waste more time? 

I think it just makes life more confusing.

3. Who is  your favorite author? Your favorite book by your favorite author? 

Depends on the day and the season. Pilgrim's Progress is a longtime favourite.
But this year has also been a good one for reading poetry, and I'm very happy to finally have the AmblesideOnline Poetry Anthology on our shelves. This is a project I helped with over the summer, but it took this long to get my own set of the books. (Shameless plug?)

4. It's National Sandwich Day...will you celebrate? How often do you eat a sandwich? What's your favorite? 

Years ago this area had a sandwich franchise with an artery-blowing option full of cheese and black olives. But that's long gone.

If we were having lunch out, I'd probably order a club or a grilled cheese. At home? maybe peanut butter and banana.

5. Have you started your Christmas shopping? If so when did you start? If not when will you start? Do you give more or fewer gifts than you did five years ago? 

Yes, a little, because we keep getting reminded this year that if we don't order something early, we might not get it at all.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Worst idea ever: television sets over dentists' chairs.

Linked from the Wednesday Hodgepodge at From This Side of the Pond.