Saturday, December 31, 2016

B132. A Personal Inventory of 2016

10 Blogs I Posted:

Politics / Social Justice / Religion
B121. Toilet Talk
B122. NC: The Pioneer in Bigotry*
B126. Why I'm Not Afraid of Hillary*
B127. Moral Revival Charleston*
B128. Two Kinds of Trump Supporters*

B124. Seminary Reflections and a Lunch Postponed
B130. Christmas Is . . .
B131. A Christmas Encounter

B123. I Cooked - Don't Laugh!
B125. Making a City Inviting, Friendly, and Fun
B129. Accidentally Crashing the He Man Club

* also posted at Red Letter Christians

Lots of Walks

Milwaukee WI / Evanston IL / Chicago IL (Sep)

Charleston SC (Oct), Smithfield VA (Dec), & N Myrtle Beach SC (Apr)

Orlando FL / St. Augustine FL / Savannah GA (Sep)

Adventures in Oz

Retirement! (Jun)

my first stitches - 3 in right knee following fall while jogging (Nov)
my second eye muscle surgery (Dec) - First time I was 5 yrs old

Volunteer Work:
Lee St. Theatre
Rowan Literacy Council
Communities in Schools


18 Books I Read or listened to (in order of publication year):

New Testament (audio, repeat)
*Great Expectations (Charles Dickens, 1861, audio)
Stories of 23 Famous Negro Americans (John T. & Mercer H. King, 1967)
Coal Miner's Daughter (Loretta Lynn, 1976, audio)
*The Empty Pot (Demi, 1990, audio)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (Julia Alvarez, 1991)
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography (Kathleen Norris, 1993)
*Servant Songs (1994, Thomas A. Bland)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J.K. Rowling, 1999, audio)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2000, audio)
Blood Done Sign My Name (Timothy B. Tyson, 2004)
*The Shack (William P. Young, 2007, audio)
Engage Gospel (David LoLeng & Ray Jones, 2013)
Short Stories by Jesus (Amy-Jill Levine, 2014)
 It's Not Over Yet (Michelangelo Signorile, 2015)
Don't Fail Me Now (Una LaMarche, 2015)
Chasing Sunsets (Karen Kingsbury, 2015, audio)
The Rainbow Comes and Goes (G.Vanderbilt & A. Cooper, 2016, audio)

It was a year of fewer books and far more movies than usual, due to my eye muscle issues prior to December surgery.

Saw on Stage:
Welcome to Mitford (PPT, Feb.)
The Parchman Hour (LST, Feb.)
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (ASC June)
Tuesdays with Morrie (LST, Oct.)
10 Minutes to Christmas (LST, Dec.)

Downton Abbey Season 6 (2016)
Grace & Frankie Season 1 (2015)
The Ellen Show Season 1 (2001)

49 Movies I Watched (in order of release years):
Boys Town (1938)
The Wizard of Oz (1939, repeat)
Great Expectations (1946)
The Bishop's Wife (1947, repeat)
The African Queen  (1951)
The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
*Ben-Hur (1959)
 Becket (1964)
Batman The Movie (1966)
All the President's Men  (1976, repeat)
Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
The Scarlet Letter (1979)
Dirty Dancing (1987, repeat)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1988)
Batman (1989)
A League of Their Own (1992, repeat)
*Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)
Going to School with Dad on My Back (1998)
The Audrey Hepburn Story (1999)
Walking Across Egypt (2000, repeat)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Ladies in Lavender (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire (2005)
Bonneville (2006)
Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix (2007)
*Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007)
Autumn Hearts (2008)
*Berlin 36 (2009)
Amelia (2009)
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 (2010 & 2011)
The Artist (2011)
Purple Sea  (2011)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)
The Avengers (2012)
Behind the Candelabra  (2013)
*42: The Jackie Robinson Story (2013)
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Authors Anonymous  (2014)
The Red Tent (2014)
Black or White (2014)
Big Eyes (2014)
The Best of Me (2014)
Carol (2015)
War Room (2015)



Looking Ahead to 2017:

find cause and correction for left foot/knee/leg limp
leg/foot muscle exercises daily
walk / gym /exercise 15 hours per month
weight 118 or less

at least 12 books (1 per month)

Write / Research:
work on some family and hometown genealogy / history


Similar Posts:
B120. A Personal Inventory of 2015

B108. A Personal Inventory of 2014
B83. A Personal Look Back at 2013
B55. A Personal Look Back at 2012
B30. New Year's Resolutions 2012
B2.  New Year's Resolutions 2011

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