Archive for June, 2007

The Family that Games Together

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

In a brief gaming aside, the trio of Everquest characters that my husband, daughter and I started up to play together are now all level twenty. We dinged last night in The Overthere (there are some good mobs to pull for that level along the shoreline). It’s a minor milestone since, at that level, you […]

Purging, Too

Friday, June 8th, 2007

We tried out a new service today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and it was a fantastic way to rid our basement of some unwieldy pieces that weren’t going to make the move. I heartily recommend it if you’ve got oversized items that aren’t worth the cost of renting a cube van to haul out for disposal (these were […]

Language Barriers

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

Over at Blogenspiel, ADM raised the question I’d begged on language requirements in history. Now, I am not the poster child for multi-lingualism (I can read easily in four languages besides English, but my oral skills lag far behind) but I wish there was a way we could promote language education more in history programs. […]

More Moving

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

It’s official as it can be that I’ll be moving to a new office at the U later this month (unless a miracle occurs and the dean somehow finds us an office available contiguous with our department). Our secretary has put a rush order in for a whole wall of bookshelves (the office has none […]


Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

Three straight days of high humidity have rendered this house and blogger into a moist mass of misery. Can we have a little respite and soon, please?

Score, score and score again

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Not bad for a Friday:

Only about eight hundred more words to write in this article. Then a bit of polishing and, poof!, off to a journal editor for the inevitable rejection for their august consideration.
I figured out my taxes incorrectly and thought I owed a bundle. The government kindly refunded me almost all of my […]