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Me in Tree

On: October 27th, 2005 at 12:14 am | Number of Comments » 6

I’ve been away physically and mentally over the last week, thus no posts. I spent “Fall Break” in Portland, OR (my old stomping grounds of my first teaching job at Lewis & Clark College). Once I got back I’ve been swamped with catch-up work. Portland was even better than I remember. No doubt the best […]

Safa as Farm Girl

On: October 20th, 2005 at 11:24 pm | Number of Comments » 1

Safa as Farm Girl I took this while on the hayless hayride at Gentry Farm, where Safa and I got pumpkins last week. I like it in black and white.

Bizarre Bidjar

On: October 18th, 2005 at 9:50 pm | Number of Comments » 1

I recently bid on and won on ebay two rugs made in the Bidjar (Bijar) region of Iran (one pictured above, the other below). I learned a little about the various rug regions of Iran and the styles and materials characteristic to each. A good source for info on such Persian rugs can be had […]

Time for Jobs

On: October 17th, 2005 at 12:02 am | Number of Comments » 0

Looks like I’m going to buy a copy of Times magazine this week, for probably only the second or third time in my life. What’s next for Steve, Man of the Year?

A Turkey’s-Eye View

On: October 15th, 2005 at 10:28 pm | Number of Comments » 1

That’s Safa and me reflected in this turkey’s eye. For the full turkey portrait, go here.

A-mazing Grace

On: October 15th, 2005 at 10:05 pm | Number of Comments » 0

Who needs to go to church when you can get all the religion you need at the pumpkin patch? Safa and I went to the Gentry’s Farm, as we always do each October, to get pumpkins and play around in the barn maze and maize maze and “hay ride” (which involved no hay whatsoever). All […]

National Coming Out Day

On: October 11th, 2005 at 11:27 am | Number of Comments » 0

Today October 11th is not only the first game of the ALCS between the Angels and White Sox; it is also National Coming Out Day. Here at Vandy there is actually going to be an event sponsored by the campus LGBT community, a lunch on the library lawn. I can’t pass on a free lunch, […]

Angels Trump Yankees

On: October 10th, 2005 at 11:05 pm | Number of Comments » 1

Maybe there is a God after all. The Angels just rid us of the damn Yankees and their $200 million + payroll. Good riddance. Serves you right, Steinbrenner — you can’t buy a World Series Championship. And of course, the Fox broadcasters sound crestfallen. Now please can we not hear any more about how great […]