july 3, 2019

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“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” ~ Kevyn Aucoin

 

meeting

 

What do you do when the women’s FIFA World Cup is on and the U.S. is poised to advance to the semi-finals? You hold a meeting. If there happens to be a TV in the room, so be it….and ice cream and home made peach cobbler and chips and salsa and peanut mix….if they just happen to be in the room during said meeting, well, one can’t let them go to waste. Final game is this Sunday: USA v. Netherlands. 

march 9, 2016

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“Despite my everyday grumblings and bewilderment, I have never been more appreciative of how indescribably wonderful this life can be.” ~ Walter Tunis

 

listen (snapseed)
listen (snapseed)

 

There’s a great exhibit in Special Collections right now called¬†The Immigrant Experience and Contribution in Appalachian Coalfields. It was put together in partnership with the Appalachian Center. We provided audio clips for the listening kiosk. Pretty cool stuff, and I really liked it sitting beside the old instruments. What a nice juxtaposition between the old and the new. You may recall that last week we¬†welcomed Alessandro Portelli. His talk was also sponsored in part by the Appalachian Center. I think they’re cookin’ with gas over in the Appalachian Center. I’m darned proud of ’em, and even prouder to be Appalachian (as if you couldn’t tell).