Monthly Archives: December 2020

Empty old-fashioned underground parking garage

Photo of my parking garage taken October 28, 2020, at 7:31 p.m. (thank you, iPhone for keeping such good records😄), after office staff had left for the day. Usually there would still be plenty of cars here belonging to profs … Continue reading

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Nancy E. Hatfield Memories, Part 1 (1974)

Howard B. Lee, former Attorney General of West Virginia, provided this account of Nancy Hatfield (widow of Cap) in the early 1970s: HATFIELD WOMEN. … Nancy E. Hatfield Memories, Part 1 (1974) From the blog of Brandon Ray Kirk, who … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise – “Being Gorgeous” (An Alliterative Island Ghost Story)

This week’s writing exercise is another one from Ursula K. Le Guin’s marvelous book on writing, Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story (Amazon link HERE, in case you’re interested in checking it out). Our … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise – “Paradise Breached”

Another short writing exercise to share 🙂 My writing group does short exercises to share each time we meet, and last Saturday I decided it might be fun to start sharing them here on my blog. One person in our … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise – “The Dress-Up Dress Down”

Or should that be “smackdown”? Read on and see 🙂 My writing group does short exercises to share each time we meet, and I’ve decided it might be fun to start sharing them here on my blog. For this week, … Continue reading

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Was this GMC Sierra truck ad shot in Narnia?

Otherwise, that random streetlight makes little sense. “This is the land of Narnia,” said the Faun, “where we are now; all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the eastern sea.” One of the … Continue reading

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Elevator Abstractions

I saw these fun images while waiting for the elevator in the Grohmann Museum today and thought I’d share. Moving from left to right, most abstract to least. The two images in the middle are basically the same image, with … Continue reading

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