Monthly Archives: October 2012

Happy Halloween!

1916 1942 Circa 1990 I expect all of you to behave out there tonight! (Yes, I’m looking at you.) Bonus: No real reason, I just like this.

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“Plaster casts from the antique,” Part II

After my post on the architecture department’s early collection of plaster copies, I would have bet that there was nothing more to be found about the topic. And yet somehow I needed to go looking anyway—there’s something oddly haunting about … Continue reading

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“An Unknown Group In An Unknown Place”

That was the unhelpful label on the back of this photograph I ran across accidentally a few weeks ago. I still don’t know what group this is or either when or where the image was taken, but I can’t help … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: I’ve Never Seen Anyone Up There Before

  Some mild mischief from the mid-80s—when men were men and the shorts were short. Bonus: I may be in Nebraska, but alert readers are still on the job in Houston. These photos come courtesy of the sharp-eyed and always … Continue reading

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Fly Me

I’m sitting at gate B77 this morning, on my way for a week of vacation in Omaha. (You’re jealous, right?) I’ll probably keep posting every day because, well . . . .  I like it. Anyway, I’ve been looking through … Continue reading

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Gatesitting

I have to go give a talk so I have no time to compose one of my graceful and elegant posts tonight. Instead I’ll just give you something to ponder: gatesitting. It was a thing for quite  a while. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Regalia

Some things rarely change, by intention. Academic regalia is one of those things. The thing I was most determined to do during the centennial festivities was to get some pictures of the faculty and delegates robing for the procession. We … Continue reading

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