Am very much looking forward to going out in public this week to attend this campus author lecture: “A Natural Sense of Wonder- Connecting Kids with Nature Through the Seasons” . I had been wanting to meet this guy ever since I read on the English Dept. website that he had this book in progress. J. is actually the one who heard about it and suggested we both go. Right after that I will attend the anthropology lecture, “Comparative Settlement Pattern Research on Early Chiefdom Communities in Eastern Inner Mongolia, the Northern Andes, and Mesoamerica,” because it’s being given by a friend and former fellow grad student of J.’s back in Pittsburgh.
Am even more looking forward to the impending spring here in Appalachia. All the cherry trees are blooming and this entire town is swathed in an explosion of yellow forsythia blossoms. Purty!