My friend has this dance teacher at St. Olaf College. He told me that he has some nice dance clothes, an iPhone, and yet a really old car from the 80s that he’s driving. It works, though. Maybe he doesn’t have satellite radio, heated seats, even power windows, but does that really matter? We were discussing the other day about utilizing our resources intentionally, and talked about what it is that we truly wanted. What matters? “You can’t afford to have all nice things,” C. told me, and he’s right. First of all, we should be grateful for anything that we have because there are many out there with very little. Secondly, I think that it is important to be mindful of where one’s resources are going, your time and your money.
That being said, I’m looking to pass some things along for others who could get better use out of them than I could, and to acquire some more resources to spend them on what is most important in my life at the moment. Here are some of the things that I would like to do and learn:
-Learn how to cook well, in particular vegetarian and vegan cuisine, and work in a kitchen
-Learn more about sustainable design and maybe attend some workshops.
-Visit an ecovillage and learn more about tiny home construction
There you have it. Some goals. Here is what I am hoping to pass along:
-Books – a mixed bag of fiction, nonfiction, classics and contemporary, as well as some free poetry ($4 each unless specified)
- -Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (hardcover) – $6
- -“” and the Chamber of Secrets (hardcover) – $6
- -“” and the Prisoner of Azkaban (hardcover) – $6
- -This Side of Paradise, The Last Tycoon, Tender is the Night (hardcover, set) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- -The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – $6
- -The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- -Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
- -Under Enemy Colors by S. Thomas Russell
- -The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
- -The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
- -One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- -A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
- -The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
- -The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
- -127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
- -Collapse by Jared Diamond
- -Six Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong by Jean Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow – $5
- -Culture Smart: France
- -We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed by Our Families by Phillip Gourevitch
- -Life is Like a Sailboat: Selected Writings on Life and Living from the Philadelphia Inquirer by John Grogan
- -Towards the Forest (book of poems) by Holaday Mason — free
- -The Stand-Up Tragedy Club (book of poems) by Jim Crenner — free
-A Hohner guitar (model HW 03), Baxstage case, and black capo (all for $50). It’s rather small, but nice for someone with small fingers or looking for a smaller guitar to start out on.
-A winter coat from Eddie Bauer, hunter green, medium, 650 fill goose down ($30)
If you’re interested in making a purchase, send me a message on facebook.