Wake Forest is building new undergraduate dorms. We think that these facsimiles of Soviet-era construction are actually the elevator shafts, although they could be those Moscow University plans we saw for sale real cheap on eBay.
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...
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.
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
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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