The (These Are Still) Fabulous Times February 10, 2007

Life as lived (with some exceptions) in a somewhat remote corner

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Sunrise, February 7 About 3 degrees Fahrenheit
 
 
Macomb Peace and Justice Protested the Surge on January 1.
 
 
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The Fab Times Attended the Fabulous (but ill attended--as always) MLK March
 
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On November 18, the Fab Times took a haunted Macomb tour. We didn't see any ghosts but we did get to see the interior of the old LaMoine Hotel, a place we've been curious about. The picture above was taken in the hotel basement while Rod Shumaker, one of the tour guides, was trying to detect a ghost electromagnetically.
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Robin Thomas had an art show the night of the first snow. Robin is well known for photography, but this night was showing his paintings.
 
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A week later we returned to attend a reception for Larry Jarvis, pictured above with Mary Warnock. Larry manages the local cinema and for 25 years has brought foreign films twice a week to Macomb along side films (like Saw III) the company sends him. The town would much poorer culturally without him.
 
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Heather Brady gave a talk at Monmouth College on Marseilles' Literary Culture. Monmouth has very cush meeting rooms.
 
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Andrew Bidney at Peter and Heather's going away party. They are going to Dar es Salaam for a semester to teach. Andrew had just returned from six months in the wilds (and we mean the wilds) of Maine, where he was doing conservation work.

 
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Peter Cole with Laurette and Byron at the aforementioned going away party. Note Peter's radically shortened locks.
 
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Obligatory picture reminding our southern friends why they don't live up here
 
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Shoveled by Elisa Rasmussen, snow hater
 
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Gayla performing to the Charlie Brown Theme music during "Dickens on the Square," a pre Christmas shopping festival.

 
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Elisa Rasmussen takes the veil
 
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Kate Joswick, stalwart of the Reference Desk, retired in December. This picture was taken at the end of one of her last desk shifts on the 22nd of December.
 
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One hellishly cold, snowy night we waited for Adam Chacksfield (the Great Abstainer) at the Amtrak station. He had been visiting the compartively balmy Anchorage, Alaska.
 
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The eerily reverent Amy Carr, poses at the proposed site of a parking deck.
 
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Former Macombian, Sharon Wrobel, and her co-conspirator, Len, spotted in Little Rock, Arkansas, where Sharon now teaches Public Administration and lives in one of our old neighborhoods, Capitol View.
 
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The water tower behind the Fab Times headquarters turns 50 this March.
 
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The Rugby House
 
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Bryan, Molley, and Annie
 
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Tim Weaver (looking ghostly) at the County Courthouse during the Ghost Tour
 
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Macomb ala Rauschenberg
 
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Santa as seen on Madison Street.
 
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Dr. Sarah Sullivan M.D. and Ph.D. (polymer science) posing at her clinic in Mountain View, Arkanas--the Ph.D. came first by the way.
 
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Note the chair made from tires and and old car seat .
 
 
 
 
Todd Price tres bon vivant
 
 
 
 
The autobiography of Todd Price
 
 
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Todd Price boulevardier
 
 
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Jeffrey Darensbourg photographed on I-80: Latinist, Chess Champion (recently played an blind-folded exhibition match in New Orleans), Tea Connoisseur, Food Snob, Frequenter of Monasteries, Former Insomniac, Former Librarian, Confidante of Amy Carr, Controversialist, Devourer of Books, and plays pick-up guitar in numerous bands in Lafayette, Louisiana. He defends his Ph.D. (cognitive science) on April 4. Next stop, law school.
 
 
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Olsen Hall seen on Thanksgiving Day. At one time Olsen Hall was what the future was supposed to look like. We still think (we know) Olsen Hall is fabulous.
 
 
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Cemetary Tree, on Lafayette St.
 
 
 
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Lincoln School
 
 
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Lincoln School detail
 
 
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Lincoln School Front

 

 
 
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Lincoln School Detail

 

 
 
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Sunset from the YMCA
 
 
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Patty Fowler Rouse returns to the library for a semester.
 
 
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Martha Klem is one of our favorite people: smart, passionate, involved.
 
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Zen garden at Secret Garden
 
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