Wheaton Passage 2019

Once again, I am at HoneyRock, Wheaton College’s Outdoor Center for Leadership Development. This time, the reason for my visit is to participate with about 40 other faculty in Wheaton Passage. This is a program designed to facilitate the transition from high school to college for nearly 300 incoming freshmen. Structured as a credit-bearing course, […]

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Weekend thoughts

Life continues to throw curveballs. The latest one is that our washing machine quit. It was only about three years old. We had to buy another one Saturday, the fifth one we’ve purchased since moving into our current house 13 years ago. That is ridiculous. On the other hand, it’s nice to have clean clothes […]

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Ugh, it’s you, August

August is not my favorite month of the year. While it may not be the cruelest month per sé, it certainly has lasting negative connotations because it marks the end of summer and the return to school. It also is the time when the waning of daylight hours first becomes noticeable and the days are […]

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It is finished

By the end of the day this past Sunday, all of the books in the HoneyRock library were finally shelved in proper order, and lots of various problems were resolved. It felt good to finally be finished after so much hard work. In addition, due to extensive weeding, there is now plenty more shelving space […]

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That squirrel has an Oreo!

The work of relabeling thousands of books at the HoneyRock library stretches on. About three years ago when the relabeling project was first proposed, we estimated that the work would take two full weeks. However, we don’t have that much time. Michele and I decided to extend our stay for a few more days in […]

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A happy place

I am currently in a happy place. We are staying a week at Wheaton College’s Northwoods campus, HoneyRock. Although it’s not a vacation (we are relabeling the HoneyRock library’s ~4,200 books to use LC call numbers instead of Dewey), I’m enjoying the atmosphere, the quiet moments in nature, the beautiful weather, and time spent with […]

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