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Sallie Christopher uses numbers to buy a reliable car, but she also teaches students at Paradise Valley Community College the value of numbers and how they play a part in their lives.

Sallie Christopher answers questions during her class at Paradise Valley Community College.

Sallie Christopher answers questions during her class at Paradise Valley Community College.

Christopher teaches a numerology class, which she keeps lively and intimate.  Students receive a number of handouts during class.  The handouts contain the history of numerology and a bibliography of numerology books that Christopher uses and recommends. She supplies worksheets to compute such things as student’s personal year, universal year and life path and charts to explain numerological findings.

Whenever a student experiences problems with calculations or asks questions, she makes sure that they understand everything before moving on.  She also discusses questions before and after class.

Christopher really uses numerology to purchase a reliable vehicle.  Her class learns the method to calculate the number for this decision by using the numbers contained in the vehicle identification number.  Vehicles with two contain electrical problems, and vehicles with seven require frequent repairs.

In one instance, the manager at a dealership approached Christopher and said he heard she used the VIN to purchase the vehicle.  She told him she used numerology to make her decision.  The manager asked her for the calculation because he owned a problem ridden vehicle.  The next day when Christopher returned to the dealership, the manager told her he put his car on the market because the vehicle was a seven.

I completed her numerology class and learned a lot about myself and how to improve my life using numerology.  Christopher teaches other noncredit courses at PVCC with her next class, I Ching, scheduled for April 27.

Photo by Janice Semmel

Sarah Palin writes "Going Rogue: An American Life."

Sarah Palin writes "Going Rogue: An American Life."

Sarah Palin’s dad coined the phrase, “Sarah’s not retreating; she’s reloading” after Palin announced on July 3, 2009 that she would step down as governor of Alaska. 

Palin’s new memoir “Going Rogue,” taken from a phrase in reference to Palin during the presidential campaign,  follows here life through growing up in Alaska, graduating from college, raising a family and entering politics.  The book details how Palin’s journey in politics evolves from her position as Wasilla city councilwoman to her acceptance to run with Senator John McCain as the vice presidential candidate. 

The book shows how family and faith enter into the decisions she makes as she manuevers through political trials and tribulations.  She outlines her approach to using common sense ways of attacking problems and following the voice of the people and her own conscience.  Read the rest of this entry »