Coaches Josh and David Experiment with Assistance Work
Congratulations and Farewell to Marion C who recently got a job with the Obama for America video production team and will be moving to Chicago through the election.
Farewell also to Patrick C who is moving to Califorina!
CSA with Sol Flower Farm and Herondale Farm: The Deadline Approaches!
Sol Flower Farm need 25 shares by May 1 in order keep CFSBK as a drop site. Remember, you can split a share if you're worried about having to feed yourself all those delicious vegetables. Go here to find a veggie partner on our CSA forum.
Psssst!!! Are you worried about financing your meat AND vegetable share? Well, let's put it in perspective:
Herondale's next cycle runs from June-November, as well as Sol Flower Farm. That's about 25 weeks of basic food needs taken care of.
Now, let's say you and your honey/buddy/roomy eat about 4lbs of meat per week from your monthly Herondale Farm share. You also go through a box of veggies a week from Sol Flower Farm. The combined cost is breaks down to a mere $63/week. That's hella cheap. Could you really replicate that quality and quantity by buying your food ad hoc?
And remember, you have the option to pay monthly for both shares, so you don't have to put down a boatload of cash up front. You're gonna spend money on food each month anyway - why not spend less?
- Herondale: $200 down and $125/month, 15 lbs/month
- SolFlower $150 down and $100/month, 4 boxes of veg/month
Check out our Join Our CSA page over there on the left to get all the details. Feel free to email margie (at) crossfitsouthbrooklyn dot com for more questions.
Book Club Meet Up
This Sunday the CFSBK Book Club will be meeting this Sunday at 5pm at Brooklyn Social in Carroll Gardens. Below are some questions about the book to consider. There is also a NYT book review of "The Sense of an Ending at the Bottom"
- What does the title mean?
- The phrase “Eros and Thanatos,” or sex and death, comes up repeatedly in the novel. What did you take it to mean?
- Discuss the many definitions/meanings of "history" in the novel. For one, Adrian says, “we need to know the history of the historian in order to understand the version that is being put in front of us” (p.13). How does this apply to Tony’s narration. Barnes offers other theories: Adrian also says, “History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation” (p. 18), and Tony says, “History isn’t the lies of the victors . . .It’s more the memories of the survivors, most of whom are neither victorious nor defeated” (p. 61). Which of these competing notions do you think is most accurate?
- Did Tony really love Veronica?
- When Mrs. Ford told Tony, “Don’t let Veronica get away with too much” (p. 31), what did she mean? Why was this one sentence so important?
- What is the metaphor of the Severn Bore? Why does Tony’s recollection of Veronica’s presence change?
- Why did Tony warn Adrian that Veronica “had suffered damage a long way back?” (p. 46). What made him suspect such a thing? Do you think he truly believed it?
- What role does the character Margaret play in Tony’s story?
- Why is Tony so determined to get the diary from Veronica?
- How does the revelation in the final pages change your understanding of Veronica’s actions?
- What do the closing lines of the novel mean? [“There is accumulation. There is responsibility. And beyond these, there is unrest. There is great unrest” (p. 163).]