Monthly Archives: July 2016

“Recycle this reel”

I had a really busy day today and can’t work up the energy for any coherent commentary. I will offer one small tidbit, though. For the last several weeks I’ve been watching this out of the corner of my eye … Continue reading

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Women, Rocks, and Professors, Part II

I had to wait two days for the UPS guy to bring me John Rogers’ memoir from an Amazon warehouse somewhere, so take a moment and picture me drumming my fingers and peering out the front window. When he finally … Continue reading

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Women, Rocks, and Professors, Part I

A week or so ago someone needed a photograph of John J.W. Rogers, a geologist who taught at Rice from 1954 until 1974 then went on to spend another twenty years at the University of North Carolina. This was easy … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Off Campus

I had a friend from out of town here this week so of course I gave her the Grand Tour of Houston. In a clear sign of her intelligence and imagination, she loved the city’s vibrancy and strangeness. She also … Continue reading

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Gold Medal, 1966

I was looking for something in a folder of Homecoming photos when I found this nice image of Oveta Culp Hobby presenting her colleague on the Rice Board, George R. Brown, with the Alumni Association’s Gold Medal Award: I found … Continue reading

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Let It Be Recorded . . .

that on July 13, 2016 the Rice campus went berserk for Pokemon Go. This is me getting a tutorial from one of the legion walking around staring down at their phones: Thanks to my colleague Deborah Kolah for the photo! … Continue reading

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EBLS Officers and Party, circa 1960?

I ran across these two images on a single piece of photo paper in a box of Elizabeth Baldwin Literary Society things. They were pretty clearly taken on the same night, as I think I recognize some of the dresses … Continue reading

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