Category Type FAVORITE Author Details Person Sharing
Book . "His Dark Materials" trilogy Philip Pullman engaging, spellbinding, captivating Gretchin Lair
Book . Blessings - Prayers and Declarations for a Heartful Life Julia Cameron Another small book but packed with some of the most beautiful and inspiring words I have ever read. Jane Marie Green
Book . Cosette . Pre-quel to Les Miserables Bill Templeman
Book . Fifth Business Robertson Davies My all-time favorite author Peter Serrell
Book . Gratitude Melody Beattie This little book was published more than 13 years ago but remains one of the simplest texts on how gratitude works miracles Jane Marie Green
Book . Messages from Water Masaru Emoto Dr. Emoto's breakthrough picture book illustrating his scientific experiments with water and the amazing power of intention Jane Marie Green
Book . Oh, the Places You'll Go Dr. Suess . Bill Templeman
Book . The Hidden Messages in Water  Masaru Emoto Follow-up book expanding on the message that we think and say can heal or harm the world around us Jane Marie Green
Book . The Manticore Robertson Davies My all-time favorite author Peter Serrell
Book . World of Wonders Robertson Davies My all-time favorite author Peter Serrell
Book Biography The Professor and the Madman  Simon Winchester About the making the Oxford English Dictionary Chip Masarie
Book Business Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki A different way to look at finances Chip Masarie
Book Comedy Mother Tongue Bill Bryson Great book about the English language Chip Masarie
Book Fiction Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand a pivotal book for me growing up Chip Masarie
Book Fiction Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson Code breaking intrigue, takes place over two generations Chip Masarie
Book Fiction Ishmael Daniel Quinn I loved this book. It changed my view of the things I thought were "truth". Lori Wolfram
Book Fiction Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden great insight into a very private world Chip Masarie
Book Fiction Outlander series Diana Gabaldon A series of 6 books (so far) that has currently taken over my life. It involves two of my favorite elements: history and time travel. A story that begins in 1945 with a World War II nurse who accidentally finds herself in 18th century Scotland - and con Judy Edmonds
Book Fiction Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe A classic that I recently read for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed. Chip Masarie
Book Fiction Water for Elephants Sara Gruen I absolutely loved this book! Great story about the depression, the circus, and people. Chip Masarie
Book Historical fiction Gospel Wilton Barnhardt a combination of fiction and non-fiction, history and present day. A book within a book that, using historical research, challenges established religious beliefs. Judy Edmonds
Book Historical fiction Hawaii, The Covenant, The Source James Mitchener I have read everything by Mitchener but these are my favorites Chip Masarie
Book Historical fiction London Edward Rutherfurd This is a wonderful historical fiction account of the history of London presented in the true fashion of James Mitchener. I loved this book. Follow a handful of families over 2000 years. Chip Masarie
Book Historical fiction Pope Joan Donna Woolfolk Cross If you liked The DaVinci Code, you'll like this book Chip Masarie
Book Historical fiction Shogun James Clavell I loved it! Read all of Clavell's other books Chip Masarie
Book Historical fiction The Physician Noah Gordon Great book about the middle ages and a young man from London who wants to become a physician and finds out the the center of learning for medical training is in Baghdad and it is forbidden for Christians to go there. And so the story unfolds. Great insigh Chip Masarie
Book Non-fiction Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets Sudhir Venkatesh Powerful inside look on the world of poverty-you may be surprised Jennifer Linder
Book Non-fiction The Botany of Desire Michael Pollan fantastic book, deep, funny, engaging. I love books with ways of seeing I've never considered before! Marta Mellinger
Book Non-fiction The Omnivore's Dilemma Michael Pollan I enjoyed "Botany of Desire" so much I had to read this. It covers the practical, social, ethical and environmental impact of the food we eat. Can be a life-changing experience. Judy Edmonds
Book Non-fiction Three Cups of Tea Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin The true story of a mountaineer who is promoting peace by building schools for girls in Paksitan and Afghanistan. Judy Edmonds
Book Romance One for the Money... through …Twelve Sharp Janet Evanovich totally fluff! but sooooo fun. Lori Wolfram
Book Sci-Fi Snow Crash Neal Stephenson Science fiction (and I don't usually like sci-fi) Chip Masarie
Book Spirituality Way of the Peaceful Warrior Dan Millman . Chip Masarie
Movie Animation Toy Story I and II . . Assaf Morag
Movie Animation Wallace and Gromit . Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest Marcy Anhaltzer
Movie Comedy Amelie . charming, beautiful, joyous Gretchin Lair
Movie Comedy Annie Hall . . Assaf Morag
Movie Comedy Groundhog Day . . Tom Needham
Movie Comedy Office Space . . Chip Masarie
Movie Comedy Sixteen Candles . This is one of our family's funny movies that we have watched a zillion times (and can quote from it!) Chip Masarie
Movie Comedy Tommy Boy . I know, what can I say… Chip Masarie
Movie Comedy What's Up Doc . . Bill Templeman
Movie Drama Angels in America . . Bill Templeman
Movie Drama Anywhere But Here . . Libby Masarie
Movie Drama Brokeback Mountain . Based on the E. Annie Proulx story about a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years. Marcy Anhaltzer
Movie Drama Capote . Truman Capote (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers Marcy Anhaltzer
Movie Drama Don Juan DeMarco . A wonderful movie about love and passion with Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, and Marlon Brando Chip Masarie
Movie Drama Fargo . . Assaf Morag
Movie Drama Pulp Fiction . . Assaf Morag
Movie Drama Schultze Gets the Blues . Schultze is an accordion player and newly without work. When the local music club celebrates its 50th anniversary, his taste of music changes unexpectedly. Marcy Anhaltzer
Movie Drama The Godfather  . . Assaf Morag
Movie Drama The Last Emperor . . Bill Templeman
Movie Foreign Good Bye Lenin! . In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma; a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared Marcy Anhaltzer
Movie Horror Psycho             . original Hitchcock Assaf Morag
Movie Sci-Fi AI (Artificial Intelligence) . One of my favorite movies. The storyline is basically a twist on pinocchio but done in the future. Very interesting and a real tear-jerker. Jim Shalaby
Movie Sci-Fi Blade Runner . . Assaf Morag
Movie Sci-Fi Serenity (from the Firefly series) . Great characters, story, mix of SciFi with comedy and drama. Started in the late 90's as an HBO series. Jim Shalaby
Music Pop/classic Classical gas performed by Tommy Emmanuel Mason Williams It's simply beautiful. I think Tommy's rendition is probably the best I've heard to date. It's one of my favorite melodies and something I've been teaching myself on my guitar. Jim Shalaby
Quote . ...the bird a nest, the spider a web, people friendship. William Blake . Don Petty
Quote . An optimist expects the winds, a pessimist complains about the lack of them and a realist adjusts the sails! stolen from somewhere... PIRATE! . Lorie Fletcher
Quote . Anybody can be good in the country; there are no temptations there. Oscar Wilde . Nick Anderson
Quote . Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire . Sally Stevens
Quote . Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them you're a mile away and you have their shoes. anon . Charlie Holland
Quote . Beware the unquestioning acceptance of the unverified hypothesis. Dorothea Smith . Peter Serrell
Quote . Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." Mary Anne Radmacher-Hershey . Eileen Schmidt
Quote . Do not pray for an easy life, pray to be a strong person. anon . Malcolm Costello
Quote . Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Mother Teresa . Nancy Vestergen
Quote . Do what you love, you'll love what you do. Jerome Holdst . Kaitlin Masarie
Quote . Do you show your power by pushing up or pushing down? Booker T. Washington . Barry Blumenfeld
Quote . Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. Be true to the highest within your soul and then allow yourself to be governed by no custom or conventialities or arbitrary man-made rules that are not founded on principle. Ralph Waldo Trine . Terra Sieberman
Quote . Don’t forget to talk to strangers. William Stafford’s advice to his children . Jeff Fletcher
Quote . Don't let your desire to win interfere with your performance. Anon . Barb Cobb
Quote . Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted. Albert Einstein . Barb Cobb
Quote . History is a race between education and catastrophe. H.G. Wells . David Sweet
Quote . I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.   Herman Hesse . Teri Pettersen
Quote . I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius . Chip Masarie
Quote . I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded and fragrant. Ralph Waldo Emerson . Lynn Barnes
Quote . I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred.  I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant. Ralph Waldo Emerson . Lynn Barnes
Quote . I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott . Mary Sherman
Quote . If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. David Carradine . Chip Masarie
Quote . If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama . Adelka Shawn
Quote . In a world where you can be anything, be yourself. anon . Calli Rickey
Quote . It's not whether you fall down, it's whether you get back up. anon . Kaitlin Masarie
Quote . I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou . Kathy Masarie
Quote . Life isn't about finding yourself ... Life is about creating yourself. Anon . Jane Marie Green
Quote . My life is my message. Gandhi . Chip Masarie
Quote . No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt . Judy Edmonds
Quote . Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate! Captain Jack Sparrow . Lorie Fletcher
Quote . One of the greatest joys in life is to be in search of one thing and to discover another. Anne Wilson Shaef . Sandy Little
Quote . Only the empty hand is free to hold. anon . Mary Ruhl
Quote . Our lives are not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Anon . Jennifer Linder
Quote . Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr. . Kyra Pauli
Quote . Simplify, Simplify, Simplify! Henry David Thoreau . Nick Anderson
Quote . Some people see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say why not? Robert F. Kennedy/George Bernard Shaw . Kyle Kent
Quote . Some things have to be believed to be seen. Ralph Hodgson . Trudy Ludwig
Quote . Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe This came to me via friends at Oregon Food Bank, and it has really become a theme for me this year. Mary Ruhl
Quote . The lost child cries, but still he catches fireflies. Ryushui Yoshida . Bonnie Ward
Quote . The most important thing she'd learned over the years was that there was no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. Jill Churchill . Teri Pettersen
Quote . throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence. John Muir . Nick Anderson
Quote . To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts. Henry David Thoreau . Jeannie Ellis
Quote . To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation. Yann Martel, Life of Pi . Kaitlin Masarie
Quote . To learn what I believe, watch carefully what I do, and listen skeptically to what I say. Anon . Peter Serrell
Quote . We are old only when regrets replace our dreams. anon . Lee Doss
Quote . We teach who we are. Parker Palmer . Margie Abbott
Quote . What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.  Albert Pike . Denise Velaski
Quote . When we do something for world peace, peace among groups, peace among individuals, or your own inner peace, you improve the total peace picture. Peace Pilgrim . Heather Summers
Quote . Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius . Chip Masarie
Quote . While the unexamined life isn't worth living, the unlived life isn't worth examining. Peter Serrell . Tom Needham
Quote . Winter never fails to turn into spring. Nichiren Daishonin . Leah Stenson
Quote . You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London . Mary Bowman
Quote . You find time for the things that are important to you. anon . Kathy Kennedy
Quote . You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself. English proverb . Libby Masarie
Quote . Your greatest strength is often your greatest weakness. anon . Steve Schneider
Website . <a href="">Chris Bliss, Three Balls and Paul McCartney</a> . This guy is amazing! It is ABSOLUTELY worth the four minutes. Caroline Weitzer
Website . Stroke of insight: Jill Bolte Taylor TED Kathy Masarie
Website . . Pangea meaning one world. Pangea Day bringing the world together through short film. Awesome! View the films at the website. Patsy Cable
Website . . "Inspired talks by the world's great thinkers and doers" A collection of 20 min videos. John Wyderko