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I've been as far in hyperspace as anyone can...

I'm looking for readings that talk about going on adventures together, or even better, one person taking the lead and showing the other person a lot of adventures. [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Jun 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Reading recommendations - community and friendship version

I'm starting a reading/discussion group on the topic of communities and friendships. What are some good articles/essays/books/websites for us to read? [more inside]
posted by danceswithanonymity on May 29, 2013 - 11 answers

What should I read at my sister's wedding?

Looking for suggestions for readings that I can give at my sister's wedding. Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Aug 1, 2012 - 13 answers

What conveys the importance of marriage and/or love in approximately 1-3 minutes?

Wedding readings filter... I realize this has been asked before, but new members are constantly being added and new material is constantly being generated, plus there's always a bit of individual nuance. In short, I'm looking for an entirely non-religious wedding reading for a humanist ceremony. A few more details inside. [more inside]
posted by slide on May 26, 2012 - 14 answers

Envisioning a syllabus on the Display of Quantitative Information

I am planning on teaching a course on data visualization to some Ph.D. students in the social sciences, and could use some ideas about designing the syllabus. If you have taken or taught such a course, I would especially value your input, but I would also love to hear from any among you who have experience doing data visualization. [more inside]
posted by rapidadverbssuck on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 answers

What books should I read that will appeal to my interests and look impressive on an honours political science application?

I am applying for my school’s undergraduate honours political science program next semester. The application requires a description of specific interests in and outside of the field, including readings. What should I read that will appeal to my interests and impress the admissions folk? [more inside]
posted by Kingsk on Dec 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Web 101 Course Pack

Internet as visual medium - Intro texts for college level? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Sep 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Reading on Research in the Digital Age

Summer short course filter: Fun readings on the internet, the future, and research in the digital age for high school teachers. Help a librarian plan a syllabus! [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Apr 28, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I know what the radiation level is where I live?

Is there a web site that posts regular, radiation level readings by city and/or region throughout the U.S.?
posted by tangyraspberry on Mar 29, 2011 - 5 answers

Christian readings for discussion

I'm looking for short Christian/theological readings for a weekly group I'm facilitating this semester. [more inside]
posted by pecknpah on Jan 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Wedding reading for Kids

Civil Wedding Readings suitable for kids. [more inside]
posted by Elmore on Dec 14, 2010 - 20 answers

help me find community and commitment readings

[commitment/marriage/community support filter]: looking for a reading about community support in the success of a relationship. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Sep 2, 2010 - 5 answers

Denver Intellectual Things to Do

Seeking lectures, poetry readings, interesting films, art talks for visitor from NYC to Denver this weekend (through Tuesday). [more inside]
posted by Pineapplicious on Apr 28, 2010 - 3 answers

What are some good SF/Fantasy wedding quotes?

What are some good light-hearted quotations for a wedding reading, preferably from fantasy/SF/young adult books? This question had some good SF ones but we're also after fantasy. Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Gaiman, Bujold are some examples of authors we're looking at
posted by xiw on Apr 6, 2010 - 8 answers

palettes for colorful speech

I need short, generic readings designed to model the diction, cadence, and inflection (and to a smaller extent the demeanor/character) of the speaker so that I can record demo clips to use in my voice-over portfolio. [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Mar 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Short readings on integrity for a wedding?

Can anyone suggest some passages on the theme of integrity and/or justice, to be read aloud at a friend's wedding? They should be no longer than 2 minutes. [more inside]
posted by expialidocious on Jun 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Diabetes, glucose, and food -- Oh my!

Type II Diabetes filter: How do measured glucose levels vary depending on how long it has been since eating? [more inside]
posted by DrGail on Jun 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Any interesting, meaningful readings for a liberal Passover Seder on the theme of hope?

Any interesting, meaningful readings for a liberal Passover Seder on the theme of hope? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Mar 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Culture me for cheap!

Help me pick out the best play, opera, lecture and art exhibit to see this winter in NYC. I'm a lowly wage slave who can't shell out $300 to see every Broadway sensation that comes to town, so I'd like to attend one incredible event in each category with a high return-on-awesome factor so I can walk away cultured but not impoverished. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Dec 11, 2008 - 12 answers

Readings for a class on adjusting to college life?

In the fall I'll be leading a short course for freshmen on adjusting to college, community service, and issues that are relevant to college students. Does anyone have any interesting and fun readings--particularly on diversity, but really on any subject--that they would recommend for this sort of context? [more inside]
posted by biscuitsticks on Aug 7, 2008 - 6 answers

The books you would take to a deserted island

I'm looking for books and graphic novels that are meant to be read multiple times. [more inside]
posted by spec80 on Jul 25, 2008 - 49 answers

Love is not boring, love does not use cliches.

Help me find non-traditional bible readings for my Catholic wedding. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Feb 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Rememberance Service Readings

We have lost a 3 day old child in our family to Edwards Syndrome. Please help me choose what to read at her rememberance service.
posted by Raybun on Feb 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Readings for a naming ceremony

We're naming our new daughter this weekend, in front of family, friends, and coworkers. Any suggestions of lyrics/poetry/prose that would be appropriately inspirational and awesome? Something with the message: "Welcome to the world, now go kick some ass!" (in a compassionate, empowering sense, not an Ultimate Fighter sense, unless that's what she wants to be when she grows up...) [more inside]
posted by ericbop on Apr 30, 2007 - 14 answers

Non-standard wedding readings

Wedding Readings: As the wedding draws closer, we need to find some interesting readings to have at the (register office) ceremony. The internet seems chock full of bog standard sentimental nonsense, but we want something light hearted, amusing, witty, fun. [more inside]
posted by gaby on Apr 15, 2007 - 17 answers

Any good wedding readings or vows?

I am getting married in the fall and I'd like to find some smart, unusual readings to include in the ceremony. [more inside]
posted by piers on Jul 10, 2006 - 19 answers

Looking for memorial service reading ideas

A friend is looking for reading ideas for a memorial service. The person was a non-religious, nature-loving guy. Any ideas? Thanks!
posted by garbo on Jun 20, 2005 - 20 answers

Name this short story

I am vaguely rembering a short story, maybe even Updike (not sure though as it doesn't seem Updikey) about these creatures that live in the woods outside of this guy's house, they are virii or machines or something and reproduce rapidly. What am I thinking of, or what am I smoking?
posted by luriete on Dec 13, 2004 - 4 answers

Anyone know of a Christmas story that can be performed by three female co-workers for an office Christmas party?

Anyone know of a Christmas story that can be performed by three female co-workers for an office Christmas party? Nothing too long or foolish, just a nice story that can be spoken (not acted out). [more inside]
posted by KathyK on Dec 10, 2004 - 9 answers

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