Sunday, November 22, 2015


Elementary school:
Stormed at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of hell
Rode the six hundred.
-- Tennyson, "Charge of the Light Brigade"
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead!
-- Shakespeare, "Henry V" act III scene 1 
Hyġe sceal þȳ heardra,    heorte þȳ cēnre,
mōd sceal þȳ māre     þȳ ūre mæġen lȳtlaþ.
-- "Battle of Maldon"

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Study Break

As far as I'm concerned, studying Anglo-Saxon has not exactly been a walk in the park.  But I took a break from cramming for the final exam to enjoy a few signs warning me of thin ice.  

Ice so thin it is not even discernible...

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hudson River & the Cornish Estate

Hike with CLN, 6.61 miles: Washburn (w) > Notch (b) > Brook (r) > Cornish

So the usual hike - but we tried a new restaurant afterward.  It was not as good as Le Bouchon.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Autumnal Scenes - Hudson Valley

I did 6.32 miles: Undercliff (y) > Brook (r) > Cornish (b)

I hadn't brought any food, but Bruce was kind enough to give me a granola bar and banana.  The problem with sitting down to eat was that it gave me a chance to realize I had no energy or enthusiasm for the rest of the contemplated "figure 8" hike.  So we split up at the bridge; I took the easy exit just before the hard slog began.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

High Line

Probably the biggest highlight of the Faith & Work conference, for me, was its proximity to an entrance to the High Line.  So I was able to wander there before the program and during breaks.  It was surprisingly crowded with tourists - or maybe not so surprising for a clement autumn Saturday.

Graffiti in the Sky

Virgin Wall with Metal "Graffiti" Sculpture

Running Fountain - for those hot autumn days?

Ivy Halls with TV Dish

I really liked two of the speakers at the conference - both on Friday night's program, as it turned out.  And one of the people I met Saturday had an interesting gig - he had apparently transformed his career based on a prior CFW conference, when he decided to stop focusing on his own advancement and look for ways to try to meet the world's needs through his work.  (He works for the biggest grocery company in Canada, and apparently came up with an innovative approach to bring more fresh produce to the masses conveniently and economically. This ended up being profitable for the company - new market segment! - and advantageous to his career.  Yay!  Everybody wins!)