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Entries from April 5th, 2009

Shaker Forum on a Sunday

April 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Communal Societies, Shaker, travel

Today was the last day of the Spring Forum on the Shakers hosted by Enfield Shaker Museum that I talked about yesterday.  I promised a few pictures: so here they are.  Today was a terrific breakfast (the food this weekend was fabulous!), followed by a walking tour of the Great Stone Dwelling, with an organ […]

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Shaker Spring Forum

April 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Communal Societies, Shaker, Site Seeing, travel, Uncategorized

I sit typing in a room used since 1857 as a spiritual meeting place by the Shakers of this community.  How fascinating to sit in the middle of this room using wireless and a laptop in a space once used to observe one’s spiritual beliefs.  I sit and imagine how odd it feels and wonder […]

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A novel with a cop out ending

April 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Important People, Musings

  That’s a bit what I experienced today at a workshop hosted by my college’s Diversity Committee.  Two folks led three sessions; two open and aimed at students, the other for faculty and staff. It was about 1 and 1/2 hours long.  The subject and topic are vital; and the presenters really really fascinating.  The […]

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