Not Closing

I spent a long time in a conference call with home base in Evanston yesterday afternoon, and among the aspects of that call that struck me, the most forceful was the very firm insistence that Seabury is not closing. I’m passing that along to you, because you may otherwise be tempted to reach an incorrect…

So You See. . . .

Seabury is experiencing some serious difficulties (“Aren’t you on sabbatical?” Yes, so I suppose you can infer that when I say “serious,” I am not using the term casually) which erode my concentration and distract me from the work I’m supposed to be doing. I’ll probably be free to say more about this in a…

Boggling and Learning

I’m a bit dazed today, after some fast-paced unanticipated drama yesterday. I was able, thank heaven, to put together a sermon for this evening, but I’ve been stymied at finding raw material for fascinating distractions. Luckily, Boing Boing posted a link to Prof. Patrick Winston’s MIT presentation on “How to Lecture” (thank you, Cory!)— that…

Partial Attention

Working on other things, but duly noted:   John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas comment on positive aspects of gamer culture relative to business culture in the Harvard Business review.   I don’t have much to say about the Harvard Arts & Sciences faculty’s unanimous decision to build an opt-out repository for research essays. It’s…

Second Helping of (Greek) Ecstasy

I keep forgetting the address of the Greek Font Society, which would be a less significant problem if they hadn’t changed their URI. I need to remember where to find them, though, because where else can you find a sumptuous array of professional-grade polytonic Greek Unicode OpenType typefaces for no charge?   I was taught…

UnStacked

I was looking forward to the “Stacks” feature of Leopard; I miss the option of dragging windows to the edge of the screen to turn them into tabs, and I thought Stacks (ill-fatedly née “Piles”) might provide some of the interface sensibility the OS X Finder lacks. Alas, it seems as though Stacks only work…

Together

This morning, as we were getting ready to go in to town, I quoted for Margaret the Valentine’s Day couplet that stands out in my memory: “If you’ll be my Valentine / I will be forever thine.” Margaret said, “OK, but I hope we don’t have to keep talking that way,” to which I responded,…

Kudos

I think Blue Bumpy (our ’96 Subaru Legacy, named after White Bumpy, our Grand Caravan, which in turn was named after Bumpy the Car, our Toyota Tercel which was named after Bumpy the Car, a favorite book of our young’uns) — anyway, Blue Bumpy has been to John LaRue’s repair shop four times in the…