Monthly Archives: September 2010

It Is People

While I was on vacation with Randa back in August we celebrated her birthday a bit early, and announced what we were up to in a random Facebook status update, which received a good number of comments asking whether or … Continue reading

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7-letter word for Merchant of Song

I remember having a professor in college who was so difficult to understand that several friends and I used to say that he must have attended the Natalie Merchant School of Enunciation.  We were a clever group who had grown up — … Continue reading

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Notes on a Theme

The photo for my new header was taken in Provincetown, MA.  I think the full photo is beautiful: Here was my second choice; you may see it pop up here sooner or later! Both pics are © JPP 2010, used … Continue reading

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Meanwhile back in the Slough of Despond …

No, no, no … only kidding. Even though, somehow, vacation is already a month in the past. A couple of weeks ago I was having dinner with a group of people at school and one of the deans remarked that … Continue reading

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