Friday, September 30, 2011

Memories of Edinburgh

Victoria Street by Lawrence OP
Victoria Street, a photo by Lawrence OP on Flickr.

This image took me back fourteen years to my first days in Edinburgh. If I remember correctly, all of the new exchange students were delivered by bus to their various residences throughout the city. After getting settled at Rankin House, I took the few days before classes began to explore my local environment. The neighborhood around Edinburgh Castle was one of my favorite haunts. I enjoyed this view down Victoria Street several times a week, and even today I occasionally return to Edinburgh in my dreams.

Reconstruction of the Fables

1895 Columbia Bicycle Ad by Edu-Tourist
1895 Columbia Bicycle Ad, a photo by Edu-Tourist on Flickr.

The times that are a'changin:
1. Resignation of Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart, moving to Utah to care for her ailing mother.
2. Resignation of Stony Brook Medical Center Chief Executive Dr. Steven Strongwater.
3. News of the official breakup of classic 80s college radio band R.E.M.
Via Flickr:
This is the original Columbia Bicycle advertisement that was adopted by the Athens, GA rock group R.E.M. in promotional materials for their Fables of the Reconstruction album and tour.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Coming to the street near you

The Child Eater by cartoongoddess
The Child Eater, a photo by cartoongoddess on Flickr.

We are looking forward to quieter evenings now that the rambunctious youth of Port Jefferson Station are being redirected back to the life of the mind. We will see how long that lasts ;-)