• My Imagined Venice

    by  • November 12, 2010 • 0 Comments

    I wrote in September that I’d decided to take my own “Imagining Venice” challenge by writing a story about an imaginary Venice. Here’s a bit from the very beginning of that story, “Code of Blood,” which will be published in Corsets & Clockwork in May 2011 — exactly when our class will be leaving...

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    Student Info Session Tuesday 11/9

    by  • November 8, 2010 • 0 Comments

    You may not register for ART/COMM 285: Imagining Venice without an instructor’s approval. If you haven’t picked up an application form from Study Abroad already, be certain to do it now: fill it in and get a faculty member’s recommendation sent back to the office by Nov. 29. Terry and I will be choosing...

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    Thomas Jefferson and Palladio

    by  • October 22, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Tap the text below the photo for photos of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond and more of Monticello. I just spent a beautiful fall day at Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Because I am presenting a paper on Imagining Venice in Richmond tomorrow, I decided to make a pilgrimage of sorts to...

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    How to Pack for Venice

    by  • October 20, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Terry scouted out backpacks for us and recommended I buy the same one she did, this Eagle Creek Voyage Travel Pack 65L, which has a detachable daypack. So here’s my new backpack, with my laptop and iPad next to it for size comparison. Students — can you get yourself down to something about this...

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    Conference Paper

    by  • October 17, 2010 • 0 Comments

    I have finally been shamed into posting a blog. Dr. Dru out blogs me by three to one! But I have not been sitting idly by doing nothing. I fly to Richmond, Virgina on Wednesday to go to the Southeastern College Art Conference where I will present a paper on Imagining Venice. The session...

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