Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pooch Parade II

The final installment of scary doggies.

For the B man:

I love these two. They seem like a great pair:

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Part 1. The Pooch Parade

Puppies in costume! What's not to love!?! (Well I'm not really a dog lover, but details, details.) Nonetheless, check out these costumes.

Doggie greetings! Astronaut meets dude and his dog--pirates I believe. If only that globe thing wasn't in the way, it would be doggie kisses! The Astronaut was one of my favorites there though, and the globe thing was a crucial part of it!


The matching pairs were some of the best!


Do you think the dog knows how he/she looks? If so, does he/she see herself as looking fabulous? I like how her tongue matches her shirt and boa!
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Apple Picking!



Not my best photos ever, but a good day of apple picking. And everyone loves a goat! Right!?!?!
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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009


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William Calley apologized for the My Lai massacre last week (I'm a little behind in my news reading, post trip). I'm not entirely sure what to make of the apology or why now given his long and steadfast silence on the issue, a silence which followed a more vehement defense of his actions. Perhaps it is genuine or maybe it is self serving as the prosecutor suggests or likely somewhere between. Then there is the (in my opinion, more interesting) question of how much an apology really matters. I think it is important and a good thing. It doesn't change the fact that the massacre happened or that Calley was the only person held responsible, even to the minimal extent that he was, or that other, similar atrocities happened and received even less or more belated attention. But fairly or unfairly, Calley did become a symbol at the time of his trial of American soldiers and of the war, and he was also an important pawn in a battle over the narrative of and responsiblity for American actions, tactics, and pride in Vietnam. As such, surely an apology from him means something. Unfortunately, that discussion is not as active as it once was or at least has shifted so much that his apology has received scant attention and will likely mean less than it should.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Actually returning

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So last post, I claimed I was returning, but clearly was not. Now I'm actually back home from research and teaching, so its back to writing and posting. I have a chapter to write, which means plenty of posting to come!! This trip, I went to both LA and San Francisco. It was a working trip though, so I didn't take many pictures. Those that I did take were either of documents (fun, fun! And an alternative to photocopies for historical research for those of you who are not in the know) or not that great. So instead, here are some photos from various previous trips to California.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm returning!!

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Its been awhile, but my summer teaching is over, so I promise, I'll be returning now. Here is a photo from a visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Strawberry Picking!

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Strawberry picking from a couple weekends ago.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Internet: good or evil....

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An old photo of Winston. This is why dissertations take forever and I have a pile of started, but not yet finished books to read. Oh wait, I mean this article (also old) which I just happened upon provides a pretty good explanation.

Das Ende

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One last pub photo for the conclusion of our trip!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Big Things In London

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I always thought the enthusiasm for having statues of big things was a midwestern thing, and sort of Australian, but London seems to be into them as well! Giant Shoe. Giant Lion. Giant Lady. (I realize of course, some of these are famous and important.) Also a stormy evening and some windows thrown in for variety....

Sunday, July 12, 2009


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Isn't this just an adorable sidewalk cafe with the perfect view!?! It was a great way to spend our last morning in the Cotswolds.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 2-Cotswold Way

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Holy Crap, I'm way behind!! Its been a busy week or two, but here we are back on the Cotswold Way. Some of us were more enthused about starting the morning with a climb out of Uley and back to the trail than others (or more enthused about walking at all)....but we made it there eventually and with only minor confusion. There were some very nice views, it wasn't actually raining, and overall it was a relatively pleasant walk (above). Until...B's knee started hurting a lot, so we cut off the path and wandered into a little town for a break. It was an adorable place, with the stone fences below. Apparently the bus only runs until noon though, so we then followed some locals' directions to the next town. They insisted we should take the road rather than a different footpath, failing to mention that walking on the road was incredibly unpleasant, especially after it started to rain and given that there was only one lane for us and both directions of traffic! On the upside, there were adorable lambs and cows along the way (below).

At the next town we took a bus to our final destination (which is the only way to go, because B was already accusing me of trying to kill him...) Upon our return to Stroud, we were dismayed to find the pub/restaurant below our hotel playing bad hip hop and filled with questionable looking dudes. After an advil run, we ventured out to a place with a moderately less disagree atmosphere, but decent food and returned to watch an amusing British documentary on male gigolos, both of which left us feeling much better.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009




There wasn't a whole lot to see in the little town of Uley when we finally got there. Which was fine, because we weren't really going to go exploring anyway. The pub/B&B/store, was good for dinner and relaxing though. And it was across from the Church/cemetery, which looked suitably misty for us to start off the next morning!
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Day 1-Cotswold Way

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Our first day hiking started less than promisingly as it was a rainy day. But England is rainy and several people told us we had a nice, short walk, so we were still pretty excited. B started out with the right attitude smelling flowers and whatnot (top). (We got a late start, since we spent quite a bit of time walking around Wotton). After an initial climb up to a clearing overlooking Wotton, we went through some nice forest areas with lots of wild flowers (above).

Much to B's annoyance, we made a few wrong turns, adding to the journey. (Turns out the way is labeled well in some places and in others the many public paths get a little confusing). Below is a clearing after the second detour. Things were still going pretty well though.

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There is a big gap in pictures here, as with a little confusion in one town and more rain, B was really beginning to dislike hiking and our short walk was getting a little longer than we preferred. We took a short cut towards the end on the roads as a compromise and the picture below is from the final stretch!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rough Week


The aftermath of a bike accident. Almost all better now though!
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