My fiance and I are getting married, and he'll be officially adopting my 6-year-old son immediately afterwards. We'd like to incorporate the (impending) adoption into the wedding ceremony. The officiant will adjust the language, but we're also hoping to find a great reading that addresses parent-child relationships or adoption in some way. Ideas? [more inside]
I've read some classic literature explaining the libertarian/right side of our US political divide, but I'd like to read the 'Atlas Shrugged' for the left. What classic thinkers/authors come to mind?
I need suggestions for readings about the importance of research ethics, please. [more inside]
I'm looking for a short reading for our wedding that we can ask an athiest friend of ours to read. Other portions of the ceremony will contain religious elements, but we don't want to ask him to read anything that might make him feel uncomfortable or awkward. [more inside]
I am teaching a First-Year Composition course and we're heading into a unit in which students will write a "how to" or process essay. I'm looking for recommendations for readings that might go along with this unit. What readings can you recommend -- either essays, articles, or short fiction -- that are "how to"/process essays, or that use this format? [more inside]
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]
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]
Looking for suggestions for readings that I can give at my sister's wedding. Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Internet as visual medium - Intro texts for college level? [more inside]
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]
Is there a web site that posts regular, radiation level readings by city and/or region throughout the U.S.?
I'm looking for short Christian/theological readings for a weekly group I'm facilitating this semester. [more inside]
Civil Wedding Readings suitable for kids. [more inside]
[commitment/marriage/community support filter]: looking for a reading about community support in the success of a relationship. [more inside]
Seeking lectures, poetry readings, interesting films, art talks for visitor from NYC to Denver this weekend (through Tuesday). [more inside]
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
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]
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]
Type II Diabetes filter: How do measured glucose levels vary depending on how long it has been since eating? [more inside]
Any interesting, meaningful readings for a liberal Passover Seder on the theme of hope? [more inside]
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]
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]
I'm looking for books and graphic novels that are meant to be read multiple times. [more inside]
Help me find non-traditional bible readings for my Catholic wedding. [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
I am getting married in the fall and I'd like to find some smart, unusual readings to include in the ceremony. [more inside]
A friend is looking for reading ideas for a memorial service. The person was a non-religious, nature-loving guy. Any ideas? Thanks!
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?
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]