Help! Im becoming Dumb! - page 4

This thread perhaps should go into the 'off the topic' section so please forgive. Because of the fatigue of work and lifes responsibilities,it seems I can only 'zone out' in exhaustion in front of ... Read More

  1. by   shrinkyrn
    Originally posted by angel1971 . Go to your local tavern and play NTN trivia it will let you think you are intellectual and it is very competitive. [/B]
    sorry, but what is NTN trivia??
  2. by   frannybee
    I highly recommend Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, and "Pillars of Stone" by Ken Follet. Interested now in reading Sharon K. Penman thanks to the other posters!
    Rebel Red, I think the Follett book you're referring to is 'Pillars of the Earth', and it's my very favourite book of all time. It's a tome and a half but well worth the effort. It makes you think, teaches you so much and takes you to absolute extremes of emotion. My mother and I sat down one night and had a pretend casting session, trying to work out who we'd cast as each character. Alan Rickman would be Waleran Bygod of course Mum also has a theory that Ken Follett has either got a ghost writer, or has exhausted the one brilliant book everyone is supposed to have inside them - 'Pillars' is like nothing he's written before or since.

    If you enjoyed that and want to try SK Penman, start with 'The Sunne In Splendour' - you'll see why I agree with Mattigan that Richard III would no more have killed the princes in the tower than killed his beloved Ann. That would be my 2nd fave book of all time I went to the Richard III museum in York last year. (It's in a tower in the city walls). They put all of the available evidence for and against Richard on display and invite you to make up your own mind. I loved it there, can't wait to go back this year.

    Mattigan, every bed on my ward has a view of Swansea bay - Wales really is as beautiful as you think it is
  3. by   mother
    A word to the wise, don't get too layed back. Just attended a staff meeting where we were informed that if the "key staff"member becomes too stagnet for the position they hold, Your duty is to inform the administration, and "bow out gracefully" Target age was 50!!!! Imagine that, In other words they want to continue to recruit new ideas and new people for the key positions.
  4. by   nursedawn67
    I have been trying to read the news more (online), and I try to watch documentaries.
  5. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Ohbet, what a thoughtful thread.

    I worry about this also. Seems I am so tired most of the time, I don't feel like exercising my mind. That is going to change, though. I feel that I am basically an intellectual, and really enjoy learning new things. My hospital is offering a Spanish class. I took 5 years of it in high school (but that was 32 years ago! whew!) So I think I will take advantage of that. Our area is becoming very Hispanic and it would be great to bone up on the espanol.

    I love to read about the Civil War and WWII. I have a collection of books about them.

    CherryRN: I'm with you! If I were a millionare, I would not work at all....I would be a professional student and go to college all the time!