5-5:10PM: Instead of the usual intro…. Let’s talk about next year. What do you want?
For tonight’s page… Think about systems and practices you have in place to get you to what you want.
5:10-5:30PM: Goals and how we get ourselves to satisfying them…. HOW?
FTP: More than a how…. Understanding of self and seeing what you envision as truth before even the first step toward it, that’s what should be thought.
5:30-5:50PM: Tom Foreman….. What is he communicating in his book so far?
-For me… it’s Newness. Something developing from what’s around you, and surprising yourself with new steps and new music about your day.
5:50-6:10PM: What does it take to be a runner, to push yourself to do something (Doesn’t have to be running…)?
-It doesn’t “take” anything, in my opinion. You do it, or you don’t.
6:10-6:20PM: What ONE idea connects all three of these books? Sedaris, Irby, Foreman…..
-Where you are, what you’re doing
-Love of one’s own story
-(YOUR IDEA HERE…)
6:20-6:30PM: CLOSE…. What’s on tonight’s page?
ASSIGNMENT: Keep reading Mr. Foreman’s book. I recommend having it done by the end of next week. Start working on the prompt above, the ‘one connecting idea’…. Your final paper of the semester will be a position on this one idea. Start brainstorming, playing with ideas.
ASSIGNMENT: Look at all the research you’ve done on the three authors. Your final paper will require THREE outside sources to support your position. And, a works cited page. For now though, just gather all your research.