Friday Five

I just found the whole Friday Five bit.

1. How many TVs do you have in your home?

There are either one or two, but I don’t own them. I do own a TV, which is stored in a friend’s basement.

2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week?

The average would have to be very close to none for the last year.

3. Do you feel that television is bad for young children?

I haven’t watched children’s television for years, but I remember some of it as being of value. I do feel that much of the TV I do happen to see isn’t good for children.

4. What TV shows do you absolutely HAVE to watch, and if you miss them, you’re heartbroken?

Right now, none. Previously, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine would top the list.

5. If you had the power to create your own television network, what would your line-up look like?

Star Trek reruns (all the series); My Mother the Car; Knitting with _fill in the blank with a great knitter_; Will and Grace

Botany of Desire

The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan. I started this today on the train back from Philadelphia. Easy, pleasant writing.

Tomorrow I’ll be on the

Tomorrow I’ll be on the Acela to Philadelphia for a board meeting at Pendle Hill for the weekend. What knitting to take? Do I take only the lace shawl or also the mindless-knitting shawl? Which takes more room?

Can you imagine how many

Can you imagine how many knittng blogs there are? I had no idea.

Currently reading number 7 of Robert Jordan’s series, and Time Management for Creative People.

Simple Gifts: Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village

By June Sprigg. This is a charming book: Sprigg herself, reflecting on her younger self, is interesting both as an author and as a young adult; the Shaker women and their neighbors are delightful; and the simple line drawings add a special note now and again.