Jeff Welton

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Jeff Welton#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. 6 days ago

Jeff Welton#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. 1 month ago

Jeff Welton#8 The Road

The Road by Cormac McCarthy was a fast and fun read. I loved the style (no chapters, no quotation marks, etc) and the story was intriguing. 1 month ago

Jeff WeltonAlready read - 7 read

I enjoy Dystopian fiction over regular science fiction novels. I am setting this goal to force me to find additional novels in this genre. I have already read:
1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
2. 1984 by George Orwell
3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
5. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
6. The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess
7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 2 months ago

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Jeff WeltonBig progress

I received approval of my Teacher Loan Forgiveness application. $17,500 forgiven. About $11,000 still to pay. 6 months ago

Jeff Welton95.5 to go

16.5 hours of SEPUP training at my new science magnet school. 7 months ago

Jeff Welton112 to go

4 hours of various first day of school (for teachers) presentations. Nothing stupendous. 7 months ago

Jeff Welton#35 - House of Mirth

“The House of Mirth” by Edith Wharton. An intriguing downward spiral for a member just on the edges of the NYC elite. 8 months ago

Jeff WeltonIn the cave

I don’t think she really “saw” anything but just felt an ominous presence that she thought was trying to harm her and assumed it was her friend. Quite possible it was the guide watching her. 8 months ago

Jeff Welton116 to go

Session on teacher evaluation and brainstorming for Regents prep – 1 hour 12 months ago

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Jeff Welton#34 - A Passage to India

“A Passage to India” by E.M. Forster. It was interesting – especially from an outsiders perspective. It’s easy to dislike both the English and the Indians at times. It was also intriguing to understand such a different mind set. 12 months ago

Jeff WeltonPossibility

The man who wrote the book on Axe makers of Canada contacted me because his friend is selling a William Porter Welton axe. I wasn’t sure how to accomplish this goal but it might just happen soon! 12 months ago

Jeff Welton117 to go

A very unproductive session on using Performance Plus for reports – 1 hour 12 months ago

Jeff Welton#33 I Claudius

“I Claudius” by Robert Graves. One of the best ‘historical’ works I’ve read. Captivating and easy to read. It feels very real but quite. Bit must be fictional. A clever way to tell the story. 13 months ago

Jeff Welton118 to go

All day professional development on the book Teach Like a Champion. – 7 hours 13 months ago

Jeff Welton125 hours to go

VILS Virtual Conference through ITSE and Verizon on using mobile technology in the classroom – 4 hours 14 months ago

Jeff Welton#32 - kinda

I started Ulysses by James Joyce. I clawed my way through 121 pages (of 783). I can not justify any more time or brain power on this book. Joyce is quoted as saying he tried to make the book enigmatic and full of complexity to keep the scholars busy. Well, he lost me in the process. I tried using wikipedia to help make sense of the various sections but I’ve had enough. I’m moving on to the next book on the list. 14 months ago

Jeff Welton129 hours to go

PICCS SLO training – 2 hours 14 months ago

Jeff WeltonNew Goal - starting with 31 read

I am seperating this from my goal to “Read 100 novels of the 20th century to my daughter” since she is no longer willing to sit through books without pictures. We will eventually be able to continue that goal with The Hobbit, Charlotte’s Web, etc. But for now I would like to continue with the Friendswood library list which was compiled from Harvard, Modern library, Koen and Library Journal.
These are the ones completed already from the list:
The Great Gatsby, 1984, Catch-22, The Grapes of Wrath, Lolita, Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse Five, The Lord of the Flies, Catcher in the Rye, Brave New World, The Sound and the Fury, Native Son, On the Road, The Age of Innocence, The Good Earth, Fahrenheit 451, Rebecca, The Handmaid’s Tale, My Antonia, A Clockwork Orange, The Old Man and The Sea, Winesburg Ohio, The Call of the Wild, The Joy Luck Club, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Bean Trees, Of Mice and Men, Under the Volcano, Heart of Darkness, Dune, and The Hound of the Baskervilles. 14 months ago

Jeff WeltonWanting Seed

Thank you for the recommendation. We did read The Wanting Seed and enjoyed it quite a bit. 14 months ago

Jeff Welton55 to go

The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Very interesting and creepy movie. Interesting how you can like the “villan” so much. Also, after watching the complete Monk series it is really odd to see the Captain on that show be the serial killer in this movie. 15 months ago

Jeff WeltonApplication submitted.

I just finished submitting my application for the 2013 playwriting grant. We’ll see what happens in late spring, early summer. If not, the next one is about 3 years away. Got to keep trying. 15 months ago

Jeff Welton#20

Twentieth book was “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. Powerful story. I can’t imagine living through those times. Makes you re-think what “tough” is. 16 months ago

Jeff WeltonLingen

I had lost track of Eugene for a while but I found him again and he has moved with his family to Lingen. I’m going to leave the goal as is, because I would like to visit him and Leipzig. Although, that is now quite a distance apart. 16 months ago

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