Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hold On

I like this song a lot, but I like the cover by Redbird (Jeffrey Foucault, Kris Delmhorst, and Peter Mulvey) even more.

Tom Waits - "Hold On" video from Anti Records on Vimeo.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Recent Reads

Woman on the Edge of TimeOryx and CrakeThe Year of the Flood

Although Woman on the Edge of Time was written in 1976, and Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood in 2003 and 2009, respectively, they are similar in their dystopian visions of the future. Perhaps reading the three novels within a span of a few weeks wasn't the best idea - rather depressing - but I cannot get the world of Oryx and Crake out of my head. 
Too many violent hands and hearts!
Dian, too sadly few like you —
For when a Species dies from Earth,
We die a little too.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Quotation of the Day

"Because of your smile, 
you make life more beautiful."

~Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dressed Up Ducks

Boston.Com created a gallery of photos with the "Make Way for Ducklings" ducks dressed up. They included a picture I took when George and I were in Boston for our New Year's trip. (It's currently page 13 of the gallery.)

The ducks are based on the story of the ducks memorialized in the children's book Make Way for Ducklings.

Monday, June 6, 2011


AALHEI am at the AALHE (Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education) inaugural conference in Lexington, Kentucky. What a beautiful campus! I am here with two colleagues, and we are learning a lot and having fun. Even better, I was able to eat dinner with a dear college friend whom I haven't seen since our Hyde Park days.

Interestingly (to me anyway), a woman named "Amie Ellis" is also in attendance. For an inaugural conference, this is amazing. While the sessions are of uneven quality, the information we've received has helped me in thinking of assessment at the School of Business. Many faculty members hate assessment, but I am an anomaly; I think it is fun, much like a puzzle.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Recently, a swap was listed on swap-bot that instructed participants to draw a photograph of their dog in the area where a message usually would go. I thought it was such a great idea, then I realized I couldn't draw, but it was too late to withdraw. So, I did my best to capture him:

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