Stuffed Kittens

  Every once in a while I remember Potter’s Museum of Curiosity, which I was lucky enough to see when it was intact.  That was 1976, and I was visiting Arundel, in Sussex, and there on the main street was a funky looking little museum front, and I walked into the most amazing museum I…

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Down Time and Deep Projects

It’s finals week in the university where I teach.  All time changes.  The papers that we knew were coming, all semester, get written, and get read.  The finals which we knew were coming, all semester, get taken, and get graded.  All the departmental work that has to get finished before the summer is getting shoved…

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The Lost Week

I realized yesterday that every year, the vacation week in between Christmas and New Year’s feels lost.  Every year.  I have no idea where it goes. I don’t get work done, I’ve got no schedule.  Not like the vacations of the summers, which actually have structure to them — it feels, every year, like it’s been…

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