Category Archives: beyond 101

Beyond 101: Attend the State Fair

Fifteen years ago, my work team decided that a summer outing was in order. After brainstorming a few ideas, our supervisor declared that we would all spend a day at the State Fair. I had never been to the state … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Try logrolling

When I crafted my 101 list, logrolling was nowhere in the realm of activities I thought about trying – but when I unexpectedly discovered a Community Education class offering to teach this very skill, how could I possibly resist? Answer: … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Attend the World Series of Poker

Yesterday my sweetie helped me complete #53 on my 101 list (to see a Las Vegas show). Since we spent the bulk of that day doing things on my agenda, I wanted to give my sweetie the opportunity to direct … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Participate in World Book Night

What Is It? World Book Night (WBN) is a world-wide effort to get books into the hands of adult light- and non-readers. It is held annually on April 23 – Shakespeare’s birthday. Volunteers register to receive 20 copies of a … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Donate my hair*

(*and color my hair, and allow someone else to choose my hairstyle) I was born with a full head of hair.  At one month old I sported a lush black mop top; by the time I was two years old … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Eat an MRE

I’m a learner.  I adored school at every stage of my development; in fact, I remember being angry the first time my mom kept me home because I was sick.  I read books with voracity (see 1981) and spent hours … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Weird Foods (Library Adult Education Class)

I love libraries, and I adore community education – so when I found out that our city’s library system offers an extensive section of community education classes, for people of all ages and interests, for free?  Woah.  Totally blew my … Continue reading

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