A small LEGO win

November is finally really here, with cold temps and all, but I find myself short of blogging inspiration. I was just at the NTHP conference, but was stuck in meetings the entire time, and I’ve already discussed my note-taking preferences. Technology for conference programs has sadly not budged since last year. And grading is a …

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J’ai même mangé un croissant

October is over. While I will be grading CRS reports for a while – and may well blog about that at some point – I want to celebrate my return to blogging by discussing more fun stuff. Last week, I was in Québec City for the Association of Preservation Technology conference (to talk about the …

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The spookiest – and workiest – month

October is the spookiest month of the year. It’s also, for senior HISP students and yours truly, a very challenging and busy month. Every fall, I teach HISP405, arguably the most difficult course in the historic preservation department. The course has lots of challenging assignments, starting with surveying historic sites, and finishing with a National …

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Le beurre et l’argent du beurre*

* This is the French version of “have your cake and eat it, too”. I like it better. More snooty, of course, but also easier to understand. It means “to have the butter and money from (selling) the butter” My zealotry to lose piles of unwanted paper can easily be confused for an anti-paper stance. …

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