Monthly Archives: March 2019

Fave Movie Moments – “Do you know why this is my favorite tree?”

I showed The Florida Project last week in my honors film studies class, where the honors program’s theme, “The Power of Place,” is the central unifying subject of our course. I really love this film and could not believe it … Continue reading

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If you love ruins and abandoned places

Then you might want to read this review of a new book that sounds so “me” it jumped straight to the top of my to-read list. I love Phaidon, publisher of fabulous picture books for grownups. Like DK,  my other fave … Continue reading

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Red Arrow Starbucks, last week of March in the late afternoon

Doesn’t our Milwaukee seem slightly Santa Fe-ish here with the shadows? Last coffee run of the day, just before my 4:00 class. Doing film history this week, which given our quarter system, is more of a “greatest hits” of milestones, … Continue reading

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Diercks Hall, late March 2019

I walk the Grohmann Museum’s galleries and climb the atrium’s spiral staircase for exercise when my schedule is tight, starting from the lower level and working my way up to the rooftop garden before taking the elevator back down to … Continue reading

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All that is gold does not glitter

Today is Tolkien Reading Day, a fact I discovered randomly while going through Twitter for a work project. For those of you/us who haven’t read The Lord of the Rings recently (or paid exceptionally close attention to the calendar of … Continue reading

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Spring Thaw – Now that’s what I call melting (and about time, too!)

When I got home last night, I was amused to note that the remnants of our ice storm weeks ago had been uncovered by melting during the day. The photo is dark, but you can see the layer of ice … Continue reading

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