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Friday Follies: Change is Good, 2000

That’s what the poster on the wall asserts anyway. I would argue that some change is good and some change is bad. The difference isn’t always obvious at the time, either. In any event, this was a training class for … Continue reading

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Medals, Medals Everywhere

I’ve been running like crazy all day, still trying to get things squared away after vacation. I had an exhilarating afternoon, capped by a friend opening a small box that much to my astonishment held not one but two Rice ARA … Continue reading

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Dorothy Hood in Fondren, 1997

It’s really summer at Rice now. That is, it’s very hot and quiet. It was twenty summers ago that two large Dorothy Hood paintings were quietly installed in the Brown Fine Arts Library in Fondren. Wisely, they decided to wait … Continue reading

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Subterranean Homesick Blues

I made it back from vacation in one piece, and although I did have a mild head cold there were no dramatic ER visits this year. I really didn’t look at my email very much so it’s going to take … Continue reading

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Out of Service, 2018

I’m on vacation as of . . . right . . . now! Unlike last summer, I’m not going off to do archival work somewhere else. I’m going to sit on the porch, stare into the distance, and drink iced … Continue reading

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A Trip through the Storm Sewers, 1967

Let’s journey with known mischief-maker Bill Peebles ’70 and several compatriots who for unclear reasons decided to climb down into the Rice storm sewer one evening in the late ’60s. Maybe, like climbing Everest, they did it just because it … Continue reading

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I’d Be Headed Straight to the Copacabana, 1956

The back cover of the 1956 Rice Directory offers options for your nights out on the town: Color TV and spaghetti by the yard?? Count me in! Bonus: My second typewriter this week and this one looks ready for action. … Continue reading

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