Help Me Reach My Goal!

August 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m honored to have been nominated as one of Spokane’s Finest Young Professionals, a campaign hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Spokane Chapter. My friend, Geneva nominated me and is a nominee herself. In accepting the nomination, I have committed myself to raising $2,500 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by November 18th, 2011.

Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. Advances continue to be made in finding a cure, but your help is needed now––more than ever––to help keep up the momentum of this life-saving research.

When the Foundation began in 1955, most children with CF did not live to see their first day of elementary school. Today, the median predicted age of survival for a person with CF is in the mid-30s. This is remarkable progress, but not good enough. We continue to lose precious lives to CF every day. To learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit http://www.cff.org.

Please help me reach my goal by making a donation today.

Bookshelf: July 2011

August 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

Purchased

Bonk, Mary Roach

The Believer, July/August 2011 (music issue!!!)

The People’s Almanac, David Wallechinsky and Irving Wallace

Started

Bonk, Mary Roach

I Heard the Owl Call My Name, Margaret Craven

Finished

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

Memorable line:

They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.

Half the Sky, Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn

Worst analogy ever:

Women and girls cloistered in huts, uneducated, unemployed, and unable to contribute significantly to the world represent a vast seam of human gold that is never mined.

Periodicals

VegNews, August 2011

The Believer, July/August 2011

The Inlander, weekly

Bookshelf

August 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve decided to start keeping track of what I read and books I purchase on a monthly basis and share it here. It’s inspired by Nick Hornby’s regular feature, “Stuff I’ve Been Reading” in The Believer. I hope you enjoy taking a peek at my virtual bookshelf!

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