The Assignments, broken down in chronological order.

May 22, 2008 – June 22, 2008
1 Do karaoke for a month, and one week you have to sing “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
»» Larissa Zageris
2 Learning to ride a motorcycle for summer & cross country skiing for winter.
»» Rick Calder

June 22, 2008 – July 22, 2008
3 For one month, 30 days, you must approach a stranger each day and 1. Tell them something awkward about yourself AND 2. Ask them an uncomfortable/personal question. Record the results.
»» Zach Dodson
4 Write and record a song.
»» Rob Brenner

July 22, 2008 – August 22, 2008
5 Break something on purpose. Drop an old lamp onto the floor. Smash an old television, etc. Film the event and then post it to Youtube.
»» Greg Eggebeen
6 Meditate or do yoga at least weekly, if not multiple times during the week, for no less than twenty minutes a session.
»» Glenda Reed

August 22, 2008 – September 22, 2008
7 Read Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel and make a “Jaime’s Knapsack” list based on ‘Unpacking the Knapsack of White Privilege‘, an article by Peggy McIntosh.
»» Katie Sosin
»»    Jerry Campion

September 22, 2008 – October 22, 2008
9 Take a class at Columbia College’s Center for Book & Paper Arts.
»» Andrew Huff
10 Make an effort to see all creatures as suffering and desiring happiness.
»» Hannah Schell

October 22, 2008 – November 22, 2008
11 Learn how to play the piano/keyboard and perform a cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” (or any piano ballad for that matter, the cheesier the better). Or, go the opposite route and try a Chopin piece. Either way, record it and release the mp3 on your blog.
»» Greg Eggebeen
12 Read War & Peace or Rememberance of Things Past.
»» Philip Dawkins

November 22, 2008 – December 22, 2008
13 I suggest that you read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John from the New Testament of The Bible.
»» Kristin Larson
14 Write one haiku a day for exactly one month. Do it first thing in the morning or last thing before you go to sleep, that way you won’t forget!
»» Sarah Mitchell

December 22, 2008 – January 22, 2009
15 Learn the music of one country intensely for one month.
»» Crystal Kretzer
16 Learn self defense.
»» Johnathan Skidmore

January 22, 2009 – February 22, 2009
17 Learn an instrument. One that few people play. Like the mandolin, or the cornet, or the theremin.
»» Jenna Sauers
18 Engage in a month-long exploration of female sexuality. Approach this topic from as many angles as you possibly can – personal, political, cultural, spiritual, etc. Read Female Ejaculation and the G Spot. Record your discoveries, engagements & processes as thoroughly as possible.
»» Nicole Wood

February 22, 2009 – March 22, 2009
19 Try to become a minimalist / Find two or three (more) ways you can reduce your carbon footprint.
»» Kiel Krause / Gabrielle Reed-Hess
20 I think you should learn to write with your left hand [presuming you are right handed, of course]. / perfect your signature with your non-dominant hand.
»» Anna Peters / Roman Stanton

March 22, 2009 – April 22, 2009
21 Spend a weekend in a state you’ve never spent time in.
»» Mark Steffen
22 Learn to make a really fancy cookie or muffin. Something that a really expensive bakery would sell! / Give home baked goods to random homeless people and document their stories.
»» Kaht North / Johnathan Skidmore

April 22, 2009 – May 22, 2009
23 Get your bike working and ride from where you grew up to where you live now.
»» Mark Steffen
24 Sign up for a 5K or a 10K race – not a walk!
»» Jerry Campion