Goals Fox

Another year, more goals! This year’s:

  1. Go abroad to Canada and somewhere else, at least
  2. Take a mushrooming class
  3. Read 53 books — running list below
  4. Ski on snow
  5. Climb a mountain, to summit! Okay, not the biggest mountain but so far I’ve done Dickerman!
  6. Visit five national parks — Rocky Mountain, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Mt. Rainier, North Cascades
  7. See orcas
  8. Tell a story orally, publicly
  9. Improve at yoga significantly Finishing the 108 sun salutations challenge on March 20 counts, yeah? I’ll still yoga all year! – Did 108 again on September 22!
  10. Learn to make a french braid that does not look like knots

Suggestions? Pointers? And what, dear reader, are your goals?

Books of 2015

David Benioff – City of Thieves
Mariusz Szczygieł – Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia
David Mitchell – Cloud Atlas
China Miéville – The City & the City
Cheryl Strayed – Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Shannon Galpin – Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan
Leslie Jamison – The Empathy Exams: Essays
Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See
Jenny Nordberg – The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Claudia Rankine – Citizen: An American Lyric
Roxane Gay – An Untamed State
Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Catherynne M. Valente – Palimpsest
Tove Jansson – The Summer Book
Roxanne Gay – Bad Feminist: Essays
Catherynne M. Valente – The Boy Who Lost Fairyland
Lindsey Pollak – Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders
Tove Jansson – Fair Play
Tove Jansson – The True Deceiver
Kazuo Ishiguro – The Buried Giant
Cormac McCarthy – The Road
Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn – Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Pascal Khoo Thwe – From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey
Marjane Satrapi – Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
Augusten Burroughs – Running with Scissors
Sofi Oksanen – Purge
Donna Tartt – The Secret History
Yelena Akhtiorskaya – Panic in a Suitcase
Angela Carter – The Bloody Chamber
bell hooks – Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics
Karl Marlantes – What it is Like to Go to War
Maya Angelou – All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
Jon Krakauer – Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Art Spiegelman – Maus, I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History
Art Spiegelman – Maus, II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began
Joe Whitworth – Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy
John Hersey – Hiroshima
Ta-Nehisi Coates – Between the World and Me
John Green – An Abundance of Katherines
Jon Krakauer – Into the Wild
Benson Bobrick – East of the Sun: The Epic Conquest and Tragic History of Siberia
Adam Johnson – Fortune Smiles
Sofi Oksanen – When the Doves Disappeared
Sylvia Plath – The Colossus and Other Poems
Sylvia Plath – Ariel: The Restored Edition
Jane Austen – The Beautifull Cassandra
Héctor Tobar – Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life
Carl Safina – The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year in an Unnatural World
Gregory David Roberts – The Mountain Shadow
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban