Planning/architecture/preservation related movies: Hello, everyone. If you’re reading this it’s because you’re desperately bored. Well, let me help to the best of my abilities. Here are ideas/links/arts/whatevers that I’ve collected or been sent from around the internets. I’ll keep adding stuff as I go. Enjoy & stay safe! Videos I made with my kids (I […]Read More “FUN” STUFF FOR QUARANTIME
I used to be a museum professional. It’s funny, because I’m not the “museum person” in my department and since it’s not my field of research, most students have no idea I used to work in museums for a living. While I’m retired from being a museum professional, I’m still very much a museum aficionado. […]Read More A few thoughts on a few museums
I am currently two weeks into teaching HISP 470: preservation abroad in Paris. My students have been writing wonderful posts about their experiences, focusing on topics like the rehab of Notre Dame, the variety of churches in the city, dealing with trash and recycling, etc. This post is nothing so serious, though it does discuss […]Read More Mexican Food in France: does it exist?
Looking at the news these days, I find my blood pressure spiking as my anxiety goes through the roof. It seems to be a widespread problem, but that’s little consolation. I’ve got hypertension and anxiety to begin with, and there’s only so much medication can accomplish. Like many academics, I’ve had an active presence on […]Read More Cold Turkey?
So: I had a baby. And the semester wasn’t quite over so when I got home from the hospital I had to do some grading with a newborn and no sleep. Surprisingly, it worked out ok thanks to some advanced planning, some technology, and a lot of help. First, I need to thank my department […]Read More Balancing classes and baby
This is where I’m gonna sound old and out of touch. Kids today, they don’t know the value of cursive! Now granted I’m not that old, but I did grow up in France which has (had?) different views on cursive. Growing up, I was made to learn cursive and use it. In fact, French kids of […]Read More Get off my lawn!
I’ve been in Paris for almost three weeks now, and my students have been blogging assiduously since then. I figured it was time I did the same. No more excuses (though the heat wave we had when we arrived was as good an excuse as one can get. That was miserable.) Coming back to Paris, […]Read More Les petites différences
Serial just ended. Like most people, I listened to the entire series, and looked forward to each new podcast on Thursdays. Like most people, I also have an opinion about the series. The main critique I’ve heard about it is that it’s racist. Personally, I think that’s a counterproductive accusation. Let me explain with an […]Read More Long uncomfortable silence
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 […]Read More A small LEGO win
When the apple announcements dropped on Tuesday I was busy working with Martha Burtis. More specifically, I was watching her show off the incredible work she’s done with the surveying the burg site. I’d match it up against professional CRM apps any day, and will have more to say about it soon. Anyway, I missed […]Read More A fan girl’s two cents