Jeff Welton




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Jeff Welton's Life List

  1. 1. Learn sign language
    1 entry . 241 cheers
    8,513 people
  2. 2. Increase my vocabulary
    15 entries . 155 cheers
    727 people
  3. 3. Visit Ireland and England (do some genealogy)
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    1 person
  4. 4. Write a full length play and have it produced
    1 entry . 138 cheers
    2 people
  5. 5. Travel the United States with my one-man show
    114 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. Be more fluent in German
    107 cheers
    4 people
  7. 7. Photograph things with letters on them to spell out my name
    2 entries . 92 cheers
    86 people
  8. 8. Be a tourist in my own town (visit 20 sites I have never been to before)
    3 entries . 91 cheers
    5 people
  9. 9. Improve my posture
    1 entry . 91 cheers
    2,729 people
  10. 10. Meet all my neighbors
    5 entries . 91 cheers
    6 people
  11. 11. Visit a shut-in
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    1 person
  12. 12. Take singing lessons
    77 cheers
    931 people
  13. 13. Karaoke more often
    2 entries . 68 cheers
    18 people
  14. 14. Pay off school loans
    1 entry . 67 cheers
    76 people
  15. 15. Play trombone again
    64 cheers
    7 people
  16. 16. Visit Crater Lake and climb the cinder cone
    1 entry . 60 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. Become a better photographer
    1 entry . 56 cheers
    2,006 people
  18. 18. Do the Couch to 5k running plan
    55 cheers
    359 people
  19. 19. Know at least one person from each state
    4 entries . 50 cheers
    5 people
  20. 20. Read 100 classic novels of the 20th Century to my daughter
    21 entries . 49 cheers
    1 person
  21. 21. Get down to 170 pounds
    4 entries . 46 cheers
    7 people
  22. 22. Climb the Koln Cathedral again and eat a potato pancake in the plaza
    39 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. Buy a good camera for long range bird photos
    1 entry . 36 cheers
    2 people
  24. 24. Learn additional swing dance steps
    3 entries . 32 cheers
    1 person
  25. 25. Keep my NY state teacher certification valid by taking 175 hours of professional development before June 30, 2017
    11 entries . 26 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. Visit Oleg in Russia
    25 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Teach at the Nature Pilgrimage
    24 cheers
    1 person
  28. 28. Watch all of the movies in the AFI top 100 list
    34 entries . 23 cheers
    1 person
  29. 29. Do research on the 10-year rule
    23 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. Go to Schlitterbahn Water Park in Texas
    23 cheers
    3 people
  31. 31. Always have something to look forward to
    22 cheers
    142 people
  32. 32. Get accepted to the Honeywell Advanced Space Academy
    1 entry . 22 cheers
    1 person
  33. 33. Create and sell stamp advent calendars
    22 cheers
    1 person
  34. 34. Perform my "continuous" theater idea
    20 cheers
    1 person
  35. 35. Get a NYFA grant
    2 entries . 19 cheers
    3 people
  36. 36. Play Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie and Franz Liebkind in The Producers
    18 cheers
    1 person
  37. 37. Find out where William Porter Welton (Great Great Great Grandfather) came from
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    1 person
  38. 38. Visit Evegeny in Leipzig
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. Get chimney swifts to nest in our yard
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    1 person
  40. 40. Watch a live taping of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me in Chicago
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    1 person
  41. 41. Read all of the books on The Friendswood library list of 150 Best English Language Novels of the 20th century
    5 entries . 11 cheers
    1 person
  42. 42. Create an award winning display for the PSS Convention
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    1 person
  43. 43. Read 30 dystopian novels
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person

How I did it
How to create a personal board of directors
It took me
2 years
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How to get my teacher's certification.
It took me
4 years
It made me


Recent entries
Read 30 dystopian novels (read all 5 entries…)
#11 The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry. The middle schoolers I have worked with read this in their English class but I’ve never read it. I loved it and it raised lots of good ideas.



Read 30 dystopian novels (read all 5 entries…)
#10 Logan's Run

Logan’s Run by Nolan & Johnson. I highly doubt any society would elect to limit lifespan to the 20’s when most of the people in power and older. I found the book frustratingly quick. Just after establishing a really interesting location or character we were already moving onto the next. I know the idea was that he was running, but still, it felt like a waste.



Read 30 dystopian novels (read all 5 entries…)
#9 The Children of Men

The Children of Men by P.D. James was an intriguing concept of the entire world’s male population becoming infertile.



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