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Apr 18

We are conferencing (on religion in media) on campus

I saw this in the student union. It is two parts of the same piece of furniture. But, unlike most of the items they have on display, there’s no signage to note its origin or donors or anything else. These three panels are on one piece:

And the other part was equally beautiful:

That’s the back piece, and I believe it is all some sort of elaborate chair or storage furniture or both. Let’s say chifforobe. Anyway, I was in that building to check on the conference, so maybe the imagery carved into the wood was the right choice for that part of the building. There were several sessions nearby this morning. There were two more panels in our studio this afternoon. It looked like this:

So settle in and enjoy, we certainly did.

Meanwhile, after dinner:

There are two more sessions of this conference tomorrow. Both streamed, so I’ll put them here. Until then …


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Apr 18

Welcome to a lovely springtime weekend

It takes forever to get here, but for the late start and short term of it, the spring isn’t too bad at all. Here are a few quick flowering trees that prove the point:

Each of the last two years, this has been the weekend where we could really say, with resignation and weariness and confidence, that this was when spring had arrived. This is also the weekend of the big bike races. The women’s Little 500 was today. Here’s some of the pageantry:

And the repeat champions:

One of The Yankee’s students was on that team. I had students interview them the year before. They work hard, they all do, it’s a big race and the students that take part treat it like a big deal year-round. It’s a big part of the tradition on campus. They race hard and fast and put on a great show.

Tomorrow, the men will take their turns around the track.


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Apr 18

More of that, again

I wrote this on Saturday: A slow(er than usual) four-mile jog, but at least it finally felt like spring. Finally, begrudgingly, not-without-a-fight, spring. And, look! It was! Spring!

Today, a whole new season! That’s not true! This season never really left!

Look, there’s video proof!

Status …

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We live in a snow globe! And why not it is … checking the calendar … April 16th!

‪We live in a snow globe. ‬#Bloomington #Indiana #indianauniversity

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Maybe March’s spring weather will show up in May.

But don’t count on it.

I did a monologue. Why not?

Dishwashing music:


13
Apr 18

Enjoy the weekend, and some TV shows

I don’t think I’ve shared any of the student shows this week. So here are a bunch of the things they’ve produced in the last few days.

Here’s Not Too Late, which is the comedy/skit kinda show:

Here’s the sports talk show:

Hoosier News Source:

And the sports highlights show:

And here’s another episode of the sports talk show. They discussed the hockey playoffs, and so they got the sports director on.

There’s another show or two out there, still being edited. But that’s not too bad for a week, I should think. I hope yours was as productive as theirs, and that your weekend is even better!


12
Apr 18

Random Thursday things

I spent time in the television studio today. Here is a photo of a decorative lightbulb which descends from the conduits above to prove it!

But I obviously picked the wrong profession:

An installation at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto is more hands-on than your typical exhibition.

“YOKO ONO: THE RIVERBED” by the 85-year old artist, musician and activist, asks visitors to do several physical tasks, including pick up river stones —some of which include handwritten inscriptions by Ono herself—and place them in a pile.

But one woman appears to have taken the “hands-on” suggestion a little too literally. Rather than place her rock in the pile, she allegedly stole it, Laura Snapes reports for The Guardian. The rock, valued at a cool $17,500, was inscribed by Ono with the words “Love Yourself.”

Things are worth what people are willing to pay. And what a person is theoretically willing to pay and willing to insure are different things. And we’re a nonsensical people when it comes to former almost-celebrities. But still … and this part is worth repeating …

Seventeen thousand dollars?

And this evening I discovered Durand Jones & The Indications. Now you will too. They’re IU guys and they have a lot of soul:

Tonight:

Yesterday: