Bats in the Belfry (and other places)

Bat Swarm

What exactly is a belfry, anyway? The original term refers to a medieval bell tower which must have been a popular perching place for bats. Although I’ve never had a belfry, this is the first winter I recall that my husband and I have not had a disgusting little visitor flying through the house.

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My Favorite Things

collegecampus

I was walking home from teaching my classes yesterday and found myself humming the song “My Favorite Things.” It was a most glorious autumn afternoon; everything was green and golden; all along the campus, college students still in shorts (in November!) were skateboarding, playing Frisbee on the quad, reading on benches and soaking up the last rays of sun.

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More than Voting in Iowa

politicians

Iowa has more pigs than people. We also have the World Food Prize, the best creative writing program in the country and, every four years, the presidential caucuses.

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Author, Author: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to This Blog

Reading

With the temperatures dropping and the leaves starting their fall in the Northeast, I thought it would be a good idea to recommend some books to cozy up with as the weather changes. I sent out an email to 20 women friends and 6 men.

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