New site is online

The new website is now active (Duh, obviously).  This site features a much more interactive weblog than my old site, while keeping things lean and clean.  The other site turn into self-indulgent blathering, was over-designed, and cumbersome.  I make no guarantees about this site, but at least the blathering will be categorized. I also don’t … Continue reading New site is online

Another weekend has come and gone, and the work week is back in full swing. Sunday afternoon’s concert went well, too.  I ran into two former teachers/colleagues from Laurens 55 who had come for the concert, so it was great catching up with them. I am always fascinated by the sound of a live orchestra. … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day! Another busy, but beautiful weekend — rehearsals Friday night, Saturday morning, and a performance Saturday night occupied most of my weekend.  The music finally came together for the performance.  There were only a few glaring mistakes.  Edvard Tchzival is fun to watch from this side of the stage. I wonder if he … Continue reading

End of a Furman Era

I attended the Furman Retirement dinner last night, which honored three of my favorite professors – Dr. Albert Blackwell, Dr. Glen Clayton, and Dr. Tom Cloer. Oddly enough, I didn’t have much contact with any of these while an undergrad, but developed a relationship with each after Furman.  Albert Blackwell founded and directed the Quodlibet … Continue reading End of a Furman Era

So how, exactly, does one become an Internet Icon?  I guess I could design a Tron Costume, or do something equally foolish.  As I’ve turned my attention by to this website, I’ve been wondering what cool service I might offer that would make people actually want to come back.  I did a Google search for … Continue reading

If you haven’t, go right now and rent the movie Amelie and watch it. It’s got subtitles, but don’t be scared.  We’ve held my nephew’s copy hostage since Christmas, and I really should get it back to him.  We watched it again last night and was delighted once again. Today was a very productive day … Continue reading

I Love a Rainy Day

…especially when it cancels out work-related activities.  I went on over to the SCALE site yesterday, only to hear the decision that the Sunday GALA would be cancelled due to the rain.  I came on home and Laura and I did a quick shopping run, then the rest of the afternoon was spent in a … Continue reading I Love a Rainy Day

May Day, May Day, May Day

The first day of May has arrived, and with it, the showers that were supposed to have begun in April – March, actually.  I think this is the first time we’ve had rain in two months.  It’s one of those wonderfully greeny-gray days where everything looks lush.  I’m sure that lushness will turn into stifling … Continue reading May Day, May Day, May Day

Been a Heck of a Week

Monday – new work order system goes online.  Things go smoothly, with only one or two weird glitches. Tuesday – trip to Columbia for Technology Roundtable.  Listened to a presentation of the new state tech plan, which was an exercise in stating the obvious, even though I served on the committee that wrote the blame … Continue reading Been a Heck of a Week