Month: May 2006

  • Quick Update

    Just wanted to post quickly to let everyone know that Julie and I are now safely back in Salem.  A good number of packages have been ariving from NYC as well and, so far, everything has been intact.  (Knock on wood). Just today my diploma project arrived and I just freed it from the crate…

  • Commencement

    Julie and I have survived the two years. Many thanks to everyone who wished us well and helped along the way.

  • Seven with One Blow

    So here is my belated update, seven posts with one blow… ready for an awful lot of photos and rambling? 1. Parisian Flan Week before last, the day before the plague struck the library, we had a potluck to celebrate the departure of our graduating student workers. In retrospect, we really just threw a party…

  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    When I went to the sink this morning to rinse my breakfast dishes, I was greeted by this welcome sight: they are Meyer lemon trees in their infancy. I counted at least six little sprouts, and couldn’t have had a better Mother’s Day surprise, as I had given up the seeds as duds (or else…

  • Telamon

    Telamon is an architectural term — a male figure in the form of a supporting pillar. – Jeremy

  • The End Is Here

    Last day of classes today. My graduate school career is now officially over. Unofficially, there are a couple of small hurdles left between now and commencement. The Diploma Project is due on Friday and I’ve been working it off and on the past week. I’m going to paint tomorrow and that should be the end…

  • The Brave Little Flu Bug

    Do you remember the fairy tale of the Brave Little Tailor, who killed seven flies with one blow and stitched himself a belt to commemorate it? I am half-tempted to knit a belt that reads “Nine with one blow” as a reminder of the events of last week, when fully half of the staff of…