Monthly Archives: November 2011

A minor disaster leads to this post on radio equipment, of all things

I had a long, (and brilliant!) intricately plotted, two-part post all written in my mind but I screwed up the scan of the key photograph this afternoon and didn’t realize it until just now. Rather than give in to despair, … Continue reading

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More miscellany, or From mules to the moon

Well, not quite the moon but definitely headed in that direction. I had a very busy day, but in between my usual lunatic errands I had a few minutes to continue exploring the “Miscellaneous” drawer. Again, I got quite a … Continue reading

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Friday Evening Follies

I don’t think there was any era where this was standard attire, but it otherwise looks like the early 1920s. Look at the faces of the kids in the seats.

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“Miscellaneous”: Inanimate Objects Edition

There’s a drawer at the end of our photo file cabinets that is partially dedicated to “miscellaneous” pictures. I’ve never looked in there, which makes sense when you stop and think about it. What would be a compelling reason to … Continue reading

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Alumni Athletics and an Anniversary

I noticed today on Alan Shelby’s fantastic Rice University Baseball Players Association website that an alumni baseball game is planned for February. Sounds like a lot of fun and probably no one will get hurt. It reminded me of something … Continue reading

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Biology, again

As I’ve been stumbling through the last few busy days, I find that I’m still thinking about the early years of the Biology Department. I’m not quite ready to leave them yet. One of the most interesting things in George … Continue reading

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Monday Mystery

I got back from Omaha on Saturday, just in time to help with our move back into our renovated house. It’s been crazy for the last few days but, as you know, I never stop thinking about my Rice blog. … Continue reading

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What is that over by West Hall? UPDATE

I woke up in the middle of the night and realized that I knew the answer. Remember this? Here’s the map, from 1922:  

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Animal Care and Use Committee Alert

I’m feeling a bit like the mouse today.

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What is that over by West Hall?

I used up all my energy today putting together a baby swing. Seriously. I’ve got nothing left. But—I do have a couple of pictures. These are two more from the batch that Officer David Anderson of the RUPD brought in … Continue reading

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