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Sheep style

Today’s Kevin & Kell.


“Everything would be okay if we just had rubberier time. If you could lean against a week so it would have ten or fifteen or thirty days in it. That’s all we need.” – Neil Gaiman

Street art

Louisville has a remarkable abundance of street art, from the painted horses seen everywhere, to artist-designed bike racks, to these. Yes, those are penguins. And there’s a whole flock perched on that building.

Up periscope

I spent the afternoon in the university library. Amazingly, not everything is available online. Yet. My academic career is just long enough to span the transition – I started out using fat volumes of Biological Abstracts to find papers of interest, slowly and tediously. Now I use Web of Science, find everything ever published on […]


I have spring fever. Or cabin fever. Or something. The kind of malady where you want to walk out of your house, and out of your life, and move to New Zealand, and become a sheep farmer. Or something. But that isn’t realistic, or responsible, or right, so you never do. But what if? The […]

Global warming strikes again

It’s a beautiful spring day here in central Pennsylvania. But wait, today is January 8. The average high temperature on January 7 is 33F/0C, and the record high is 62F/16C, set in 1930. Yesterday was 66F/19C. Today’s average high is the same, and the record is 64F/17C, set in 1937. It’s already 61F/16C out, and […]

Other people’s stuff III

Hey, when you’re on a roll… Breaking news: Laura is no longer blogless! Hooray!


You know, of my previous statement about how hard Tamie was working today.

Not that interesting

Er, hi. Yes, I haven’t posted in a while. First, I was frantically busy with the fiber arts symposium, and the houseguests, and all. Then Laura and I spent a highly relaxing week drinking tea and burrowing through many interesting books on string. Not a highly blogworthy activity, no matter how much we both enjoyed […]

How I spent my weekend

My SCA fiber arts symposium made the news. That’s actually one of the best articles I’ve read about an SCA activity – the author must be a participant. There’s a new tablet weaving list on Ravelry. (Sneaking in under the knitting-radar!)