Yes, I finished it.
Boys are so easy to please.
All you need are two brothers and a tire swing.
I also finished "A Canticle for Leibowitz." I ended up crying through the last couple of chapters - I do not want to give anything away, but the ending was very emotional (and then became very weird. But not too weird.)
And let it just be on the record that I did not like the part about Abbot Zerchi's cat.
Walter M Miller Jr. does not shy away from difficult questions such as euthanasia, or the tension between science and religion in general. I homeschool, and one is confronted with the question of religion in science every time you choose a textbook. I cannot remember that being the case in South Africa, not when I was at school, neither at college level, nor when my daughter started school there. But it is the case here in America.
"The esoteric gulf between Christian monk and secular investigator of Nature would surely be narrowed by a free exchange of ideas, he felt... More communication, not less, was probably the best therapy for easing any tension."
I am still reading Understanding Exposure. The photos on the swing was taken in snapshot mode on my camera, and color corrected and sharpened in Photoshop. The one below was taken in manual, with manual focus:
|1/100s at f/5.6, ISO 100, 22mm|
It does make a difference to just turn the dial to M, but I could never capture them on the swing with the camera in manual mode. I cannot praise this book enough, I have gone back to some of the other photography books I have been reading, and now they are starting to make sense. Brian Peterson has a way of explaining it so that I can follow, teaching me the language so that I can understand the other sources.
I am now also listening to Simplicity Parenting on my iPod. It is very soothing to be able to listen to Kim John Payne while you declutter. (Or perhaps I should say, it is very stressful to read about decluttering while you should be decluttering!)
I am excited about Wednesdays; I love seeing the different projects and books. I will soon cast on a white cardigan for Melva, and the twins need new vests... Happy yarn along Wednesday!