The power of a little flower

The title of this blog post is a quote from a bizarre movie we watched many times when I was a kid, called The Producers, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. There was a particularly wacky scene about a theatrical production called “It’s Springtime for Hitler in Germany” in which a character sang an anti-war […]

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Thoughts about #LPForum19

What follows are some thoughts and impressions about the conference I’m attending, the Library Publishing Forum (#LPForum19). They aren’t fully formed as I am still digesting many aspects of what I heard and observed, so take them as they are. First, some general observations. As a first-time attendee, I expected to feel a bit of an […]

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Too late for snow

So far this morning, I’ve been alternately sipping my cup of coffee and playing with Cricket, our six month old mini Australian shepherd puppy. (Some nice recent photos of her, taken by Brinley, are below.) I’ve also been trying to come to terms with the fact that soon, a bunch of snow will start falling. […]

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Bring your dad to work day

Our daughter, Brinley, recently started a job working at a nearby stable. It is a dream job for her but presents challenges for various reasons. I recently went with her to help out, a sort of “bring your dad to work” day. It is hard, physical work. I am really impressed by her way with […]

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Enjoying nature

One aspect of my upbringing for which I am very thankful is that I spent a lot of time outdoors as a kid, especially during the summer. I grew up in a time and place in which we were encouraged and allowed to roam freely, without concern for safety. And I did. Some of my […]

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Is this your art?

I enjoyed seeing the latest art installation in Buswell Library yesterday afternoon, full of bright colors and conveying interesting themes from the student artists represented here.

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A visit to the Holy City

I visited the Holy City — Charleston, S.C. — for the second time in November 2016. It is one of my favorite places to visit in the world, with a mix of charm, beauty, diversity, and history that is hard to match anywhere else in the United States. The variety of dining and shopping opportunities […]

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