Saturday, August 28, 2010


Ahhh the weekend before school begins on Wednesday. Students and parents have been arriving nonstop filling the campus with life once again! Our Saturday is consumed with laundry and preparation for the coming week and an occasional excursion away from Greenville. We live in a gorgeous area of the country. In South Carolina the mountains beckon us to visit. In Minnesota it was the expanse of blue sky and the Twin Cities; we often said when driving to the Cities that our "lines had fallen in pleasant places." Now we live that life virtually through our children and grandchildren who live in the north while we enjoy the south.

I'm listening to Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, an amazing story that my daughter suggested I read. Our freedom in the USA takes on a whole new meaning when contrasted with the oppression in Iran.

We're looking forward to a good year with new challenges.

Monday, August 23, 2010


I'm working on a LibGuide presentation to demo all the neat ways to share information and websites for teachers and librarians.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Librarians and Conservatives

Comment on Will Manley's blog by me: "My experience in Minnesota as the Library Director of Pillsbury Baptist Bible College was always positive and gracious with my librarian friends at SELCO (Southeast Libraries Cooperating) and MINITEX at the University of Minnesota. They may have had liberal viewpoints and I certainly had conservative viewpoints, but that was never an issue in our relationships. The state librarian and I regularly shared ideas on a number of occasions. We benefited from a grant to bring us into the regional system that would have been a win-win for us and the state, but we closed at the end of 2008. They were just as disappointed as we were."

Let me also add on my blog: In 2005, I was given a grant to attend the ACRL Conference in Minneapolis. The leadership of ACRL certainly recognized that I was from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and still granted me a scholarship to attend for the week. My conservatism was not an issue. Yes, there were comments made from the platform of a liberal nature, but I knew that would happen and expected it. My hosts for the conference were always gracious and wanted my input at the sessions I attended. I would attend another ACRL Conference in a minute. I always take the beneficial ideas, and ignore the less helpful ones.

I miss my colleagues in Minnesota and the camaraderie we had together.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lunch Break

We're halfway through July and getting ready for another school year. The summer is going too fast, but we're having good times with friends and family. Oscar is now 6 and Peyton will be 12 in September. Cynthia celebrates her birthday on Sunday and our anniversary is the next week. It's hard to believe that we've been married for 40 years.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Our car is getting a much needed bath and vacuum at Canopy - they do an excellent job!
Testing my new mobile set-up. Love mobile access.


Study like a Scholar

Happy Birthday, Darrell

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Cynthia's Apartment

Cynthia's Apartment


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