April 2010 Blog Posts (3)

One Man's Quarter is Another Man's Candy

For their final paper, quite a few of my students are choosing to investigate romantic longing and how it manifests in this term's assigned texts. At the same time, I'm getting around to writing creative non-fiction about my six years living in New York City.

A 2000 article by Jayeeta Bagchi in the Social Scientist entitled "Looking For Reality in Romance" posits that trashy novels still maintain a toe-hold in this world:…


Added by Rebecca Myers on April 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

ITLANY Hosts Bagel Brunch for Ex-New Yorkers in Boulder

Hi all - Thanks to those from Boulder who turned out for the Bagel Brunch yesterday at Lindsay's Deli. Mari and I were on hand to help coordinate the festivities. We had about 20 people, bagels, lox, New York Times, New Yorker magazines, coffee and mimosas.

The conversation got started around which section of the Times one read first - as you can see in the nametag picture below. On first attempt, I wrote "Style/Week in Review," but when I proceeded to reach directly for the… Continue

Added by Laura Rich on April 12, 2010 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

I love mountains

About a month ago, we wrapped up our time in Austin. Everyone told us we were crazy to leave when we did - right before SXSW, glorious warm spring weather, and bluebonnets blooming. The problem was we couldn't find an affordable place to rent because of SXSW, and we happened to get a house sitting gig near Asheville, NC (our next planned stop) so the choice was fairly easy.

So in the beginning… Continue

Added by Anna on April 7, 2010 at 12:33pm — 3 Comments

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