Friday, July 27, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Susan drove across the Blue Ridge on Friday to bring Nate back to reality. As per his plan, he spent more nights way from camp backpacking than he spent in his cabin. But he earned a new nickname.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
A famous, short, oft-quoted poem about Chicago by Carl Sandburg, which a cat in the goat dairy immediately brought to mind
|THE FOG comes|
|on little cat feet.|
|It sits looking|
|over harbor and city|
|on silent haunches|
Posted by S. E. Fahrbach at 6:05 PM
After dropping Nate off at Falling Creek Camp we drove the short distance to Flat Rock, North Carolina. The poet Carl Sandburg is always associated with Chicago ("Hog Butcher for the World"), but in 1945 he moved to North Carolina and spent the last 22 years of his life in this peaceful cottage in Flat Rock. His wife, Paula Steichen Sandburg, was a famous goat breeder. Here is a virtual museum that tells the tale: http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/carl/. The present goats are the descendants of Mrs. Sandburg's flock...
Posted by S. E. Fahrbach at 6:02 PM
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Summer began with Nate's ninth grade graduation from Summit School. After the ceremony, Nate and his friends happily displayed their medals and certificates of achievement. Sadly, not a SCIENTIST among them! From left to right, the top achievers in the graduating class in studio art, foreign language, vocal arts, history (that's our Nate!); and technical theatre. The leis came all the way from Hawaii in honor of the big day.
Posted by S. E. Fahrbach at 7:50 AM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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Monday, July 9, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Yes, the blog is back. But what has it been up to?The excuse, of course, is that the blog was indulging a long-held, highly irrational desire to write a textbook. Now that the manuscript is at the publisher, life resumes. Don't worry, all will be explained in a subsequent post. The blog has definitely NOT traded bees for goats, although the idea is tempting.
Posted by S. E. Fahrbach at 1:59 PM