The Log blog
Musings of the director of student publications.
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|May 2011||July 2011|
06/03/11 13:15 PMI was worrying about what I would write about in my next blog post when a much-loved (and equally type-obsessed) friend and former Pine Logger gifted me with a fabulous set of pencils. Yes, old-school pencils—wooden and hexagonal, lead (actually graphite and requiring a pencil sharpener,) red eraser. There are nine of them, and they are lined up in red, white and blue order. The plain brown wrapper in which they are contained says, in really swirly type on the side, “ * * * Nine Reasons to Love Type Pencil Set * * *” I remember when I was a kid and an elderly aunt gave me a dozen wooden pencils that had my name in gold on each and every one. I was over the moon and jealously guarded them, using only one at a time until they had been sharpened past the point...
06/01/11 10:11 AMI’ve often been asked, “What do you actually DO during the summer?” I don’t teach a regularly scheduled class, we don’t publish the regular Pine Log in the summer and the yearbook is complete. So what does happen in Student Publications from mid-May to mid-August? Honestly, the first thing that goes on my summer calendar is VACATION. There never seems to be time during the regular year to take off and travel, so summer is the time. Many people know that every summer for more than 10 years I have gone on an adventure with four of my besties from college. When our children were still at home, we tried to sneak in a long weekend every few years, but now we are footloose and fancy-free. Every summer we meet at a pre-determined location for eight days of...