Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday Afternoon Follies: Science!

I’m sure that this is some kind of Important Science, but the photo is hilarious.

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The Art Mystery Solved: David Parsons

Well, that didn’t take long. Several commenters knew the piece and its creator quite well. This from Sandy Havens, a member of the Fine Arts Department along with Parsons for many years: Definitely David Parsons. I think the piece shown is … Continue reading

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From the Chapel Organ to an Art Mystery

This morning I was looking around in an old Shepherd School file and I found two unexpected things, one of them interesting and the other both interesting and mysterious. The just plain interesting thing was a folder of letters, drawing … Continue reading

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The Audrey Moody Ley Plaza and Wendel D. Ley Track

I had to go back for Round 2 at the dentist today–a different one, this time a specialist– and I’m kind of zonked on painkillers. I feel great but a bit fuzzy headed so I’ll be brief again. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Fondren Library, 1969: “The Scream”

I had dental work all afternoon. It actually wasn’t as bad as I feared but I’m not in any shape to write anything. Just so you have something to look forward to: I had a good idea this morning (I … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Where’s The Beef?

At Hanszen, apparently.

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Happy Thanksgiving, 2012 and 1926

The first Rice Homecoming was held on Thanksgiving day in 1919. I’d been assuming that the scheduling was a one time affair, revolving as it did around a very sober commemoration of the end of the Great War. I was … Continue reading

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Rice Band, mid-50’s

I’m feeling kind of directionless today, so what better than a drum major to march me right out of my pre-Thanksgiving funk? I came across a huge collection of band materials from the Holmes McNeely era (1951-67) a while back … Continue reading

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Elevator Repair

For reasons that I won’t go into right now I found myself this afternoon in the back freight elevator in the old Physics Building. It actually wasn’t in bad shape and it had clearly had some recent work done on … Continue reading

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It was Just A Ditch, Part II

I felt reasonably confident that I had seen a picture somewhere of two young women traversing a wooden boardwalk that was meant to provide a dry path over the ditches between campus and the trolley stop on the other side … Continue reading

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