Friday, October 22, 2010


Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite - Latest GenerationMy coworkers contributed to a wedding gift for us: we (meaning me) got a Kindle! I have been playing with it all night. It's perfect timing because I'm going out of town next weekend. I've already downloaded some free classics that I've been wanting to reread. I'm amazed at how light the device is and how clear the text appears. The "electronic ink" does not look like the text on a computer screen, cell phone, or other gadget. Instead, it's very solid and permanent looking. When George and I opened the box, the screen had a picture of the kindle showing how to attach the cords. It looked like a plastic cover, but it was actually the electronic ink!

The gift (engineered by Susie), along with a very nice card, was conferred to me at a get together at Granger's house. Granger made vegan chili and bread and had a cold bottle of Diet Coke for me. He also had pesto/bean spread, chocolate chip cookies, wine, and other goodies. What a nice evening. Although George couldn't be there for the majority of the event since he was working, he did get to join us at the end of the party.

My coworkers are so good to me - and fun, too! I'm lucky.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Quotation of the Day

‎"[A liberal arts education] should be purposefully focused on teaching students a habit of mind to integrate ideas, to understand problems from multiple perspectives, and to challenge conclusions that may be too deeply rooted in only one perspective." 

~Robert Zimmer, University of Chicago President

Monday, October 18, 2010

Quotation of the Day

"This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."

~Walt Whitman    .

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Seneca Lake

Seneca Lake Panoramic

Yesterday, we drove to Watkins Glen. George enticed me with the promise of antique stores (and I did find a few vintage postcards) but really scored at Finger Lakes Fiber! We enjoyed lunch at Glen Mountain Market and walking around the adorable downtown. The autumn colors are so beautiful, this photo doesn't give them justice.
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