Do you know how it feels after you meet someone really famous? It’s a weird feeling. It’s even more bizarre when the person you’ve met is not really famous in that he or she is well-known to the general population, but famous only in my specific area of study. I finally got to meet Dr. Diana Baumrind, famous for her theory of parenting styles. If you know anything about psychology, you should definitely know who she is. I felt so unintellectual, in other words dumb, when I was speaking with her. She actually interviewed me a little bit and gave me plenty of advice for finishing up my program. I was in awe of how much she knows. The office there has an entire bookshelf, floor to ceiling, full of her writings and publications. Amazing.
I finally saw Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone today. Loved it. I know, it’s been out for awhile now. But everyone knows I’m not a movie person, not that I don’t like to watch movies, it’s just that I rarely go watch movies in the theater. As I watched it this movie though, I thought of how some of my friends didn’t approve of their children reading Harry Potter books because it was about witchcraft and sorcery. Is it bad for Christians to support this type of thing when it doesn’t go with what we believe? I must say the effects were great. My favorite quote from the movie:
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ~Professor Dumbledore
I saw a preview for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets that’s due out November 15. Can’t wait.