“Rodents!”Â That’s what Simon Brett’s dimwitted character Blotto says when he’s upset about something.Â And Rodents! exactly captures how I feel this afternoon.Â Tomorrow my teaching duties begin at CWRU, and a week later it’s time to gear up for online classes at JHU and that means, whether I like it or not, Summer 2012 is officially a wrap.Â Â It’s no good whining about all reading I didn’t get done, the blogs I didn’t blog, and the yard work that is only partially finished.Â Summer 2012 is done.Â Stick a fork in it!
Gone are those lazy, hazy, hot days that seem to stretch forever so what’s the hurry to get things done.
“Tomorrow I could write a blog about why the architecture of the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church in Taos, NM remains such a compelling subject for artists and photographers.”
“Tomorrow I should write a blog about how much I love flying into SFO because the museum displays are so consistently terrific.Â I won’t go quite so far as to argue that the San Francisco Airport is my favorite museum in the Bay Area…but there are times when that statement is true.Â I loved this summer’s Sewing in the Machine Age“
“Tomorrow I really must write a blog about the Newseum’s new HP New Media Gallery. Had a simply splendid time touring the new gallery, and visiting the rest of this deeply satisfying museum.Â Can’t remember when I’ve spent such a rewarding afternoon–energized, engaged, entertained, deeply moved, and thoughtful.”
“Tomorrow I’ve just got to write a blog about the Niagara Here project, a network of site specific works of art created so visitors to the Niagara, Ontario region can access them via smartphones.Â Â And in doing so I must do a shout out to Carrie Perrault my favorite Canadian artist.”
“Tomorrow I really do have to go back to work!”