Monthly Archives: January 2007

Arwyn, our cat and . . .

So when we picked Arwyn up from the SPCA last January, she came with her name already attached. Rather than spend hours poring over names in literature and agonizing over a new name, we kept the one she had. Our … Continue reading

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Cool illusion

The Checkershadow Illusion is one of the coolest illusions that I’ve seen. The point is that A and B are the same shade. Brian Weatherson, one of the philosophy professors here, is preparing for PHIL 101 and has a powerpoint … Continue reading

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Chickadees

A chickadee looking for food on my hand: … and with food in beak: The chickadees especially like looking for sunflower seeds in my shoelaces when I sit outside and read. One chickadee has decided that the best place to … Continue reading

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Scholarly Arwyn

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Various

I see Erin has quite nicely taken over the blog in my absence. With that many posts in a weekend without me, perhaps I should just bow out for good! I arrived home late last night. Safely. In Pennsylvania it … Continue reading

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A mobile society: part 2

For those of you just tuning in, by “mobile society” I don’t mean cars, planes, trains, and automobiles, but rather, the increasing frequency with which people now pick up and move, consequently destabilizing our sense of “home”. I tried to … Continue reading

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I’m really proud of my mom

I just got a call from my mom, who is, as some of you know, going to be finishing up her B. S. in psychology in just a couple of months. She had just heard back from her advisor about … Continue reading

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Rocking out as I scrapbook

My original plan was to rent a good, romantic movie that I haven’t seen in a long time and scrapbook as I kept an eye on the screen. But Sydney carted away my laptop for the weekend, so I thought, … Continue reading

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Whoa

After a week of pretty steady reading, I just finished The Brothers Karamazov. What an incredible book. I find it interesting, though, that I spent most of the week on the first half, and only yesterday and today really dug … Continue reading

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Random fact of the day

Ted Sider, analytic metaphysician extraordinaire, is the son of Ron Sider, author of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger. Okay, so I thought I learned something interesting today. Oh, and, yes, I am very much enjoying the conference. I … Continue reading

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