Monthly Archives: March 2011

March 17th

Frank worked on a village improvement lecture today. I just found out that my tea culture honors course will be funded for the fall. It will be so great to use the stipend to share teaware, tea and ceremonies with … Continue reading

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March 16th

Frank writes about a wintry day, but notes that the fruit show got off to a good start. We have a wintry mix as well. I am conspiring with my Austin friends how we might help the bake for Japan … Continue reading

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March 15th

Frank complains about the terrible condition of the roads; he also had visits from two Cornell colleagues and attended a student concert in the evening with Alice. I am up before the crack of dawn, not being able to sleep … Continue reading

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March 14th

It was the official beginning of Farmer’s Week as Frank described. My colleague Patricia McGirr and I finished grading all the projects from sophomore studio today. She is incredibly organized with all her records that I am taking inspiration from … Continue reading

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March 13th

Frank has what he calls his hard day of work, which was a Monday. He gave an address to the folks at farmer’s week in the evening. It is daylight savings Sunday today, with overcast skies, and now spring break. … Continue reading

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March 12th

Frank and his family came home from church in the rain. Fortunately, any rain here today is holding off. We have milder temperatures and even a bit of sun peaking out from time to time. Oops, I spoke too soon. … Continue reading

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March 11th

Frank and Alice had a little drive in the mud today. This morning we had heavy downpours creating a muddy soup outside with the dirty snowbanks melting. Most of the day we graded projects from studio today and hope to … Continue reading

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March 10th

Frank had a headache this morning, went to Northampton for osteopathy later, and then on to Easthampton to rest. Today was the last day my writing section would meet before spring break. We discussed the visual books they must create … Continue reading

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March 9th

Frank reports a long day with 4 hours in the lab. I spent 4 hours with Patricia McGirr poring over Project 1 as we begin to grade the work from the sophomores. Later I got an email from the local … Continue reading

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March 8th

Frank is so funny. He refers to Fred Sear’s students as shorthorns. He showed them lantern slides of Hale’s place. Then in Granby that evening he lectured on village improvement. I had a busy day. Lectured on visual books in … Continue reading

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