Thursday, January 1, 2009

Preface:: New Years Resolution 2009

2009 will be the first year since I was 4 years old that I am not a student in the academic sense. In order to engage my passion for learning I have set the goal for my self to learn at least one new skill or craft every month. Here’s the vision:

- learn from someone who is actively engaged (or has been) in this skill or craft and is passionate about sharing it with me
- something that I have never tried or really known a lot about prior

Its not so much that I master at these experiences, more that I have been introduced, and now at the very least have a deeper appreciation for this skill or craft.

Suggestions? Here’s a few from the list:
- cross stitching
- whittling/woodcarving
- start a fire without flint
- dark room photo developing
- taxidermy
- fencing
- curing meat/canning fruit
- doing my own taxes
- making wine/moonshine/bartending skills
- gardening
- weaving


  1. i can teach you how to spin wool into yarn with a drop spindle, permaculture basics, crocheting, or basic russian.

    this year my goal is to learn beekeeping.

  2. yessssssssss!!!! and guess what, i am learning beekeeping in may!

    please teach me spinning wool and permaculture!

  3. I can teach you how to cross stitch, develop photos in a darkroom and garden! I wish I could teach you the rest, but once you learn them you can teach me!