Teddy Comes Home

Above you see a row of bears, including Teddy, who has returned safely from his surgery in England.  From the left, that’s the Harrod’s 2000 Millennium Bear, Teddy the World Traveler, French Bear (with his charming red beret), and Black Bear, who has landed here after having lived for many years on his own.  Teddy…

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Friday Link Fest

Good morning! Here are baby goats practicing their balancing acts on The Most Patient Horse Evar. Do not put your Chihuahua in the bathtub, as if it gets stuck, you’re going to have to replace the whole shebang. All that hair-fluffing in the shampoo commercials is created by actual humans in green suits. Not all…

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In Which I Get Obsessed With MOOC

So here’s what I do, sometimes, while I’m working:  I have Coursera on in the background.  Well, and sometimes I just sit and listen to it. If you haven’t run across Coursera yet, it’s one of the online sites that offers university-level courses, on various topics.  For free!  Yes.  For free.  (Oh, I know, a…

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Morning Dog Walk and Balloons

I took a picture this morning of one of the views on our morning dog walk, which follows the perimeter of the UNM North Golf Course, but I’m not happy with it.  I may try again later.  What I wanted you to see was the vista from the western edge of the course, looking out…

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How Do We Write?

Oh, joy!  I went back into my RSS feeds, in order to come up to speed for blogging, and found this post from Cal Newport about How Novelists Get Work Done.  Newport is — to my great interest — always concerned not just with productivity, but especially deep productivity.  He thinks a lot about how…

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Road Trip. With Circus.

I’m in Oklahoma City now, resting from the second day of traveling with two cats and two birds.  We’ll be in Albuquerque tomorrow afternoon.  In the meantime, the cats are resting in their crates (they chose that; I thought they’d rather have some space, but no) and the birds are sleeping. And I am writing…

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Just Say No to the Book Bed. No, Wait. Say Maybe.

Look!  Something to do with your extra books! The photo’s from Barbara Dunbar, discussing the joys of Anthropologie. Now, this is an Anthropologie display.  I don’t think we’re meant to try this at home.  But the piece is worth thinking about.  My own thought process: 1) Oh, here’s something to do with all those books that I…

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Tonight! Orphée!

For about 20 years now I’ve been a subscriber to the Pittsburgh Opera.  Tonight is the last performance I’ll be attending, Phillip Glass’s Orphée, based on Cocteau’s Orphée.  I’ve never seen it, though once in the long ago I saw the movie.  Let’s see what Wikipedia has to say about this (I’m in the entry…

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