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Friday Favorites: Prince Edward Island

At long last here are a few photos from our trip to Canada. I've wanted to visit PEI since I was a child, and many (many!) years later the dream finally came true. We enjoyed one day in Halifax before driving up to the island. Everywhere we went the locals were...

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Con fun — The Walking Dead edition

This past weekend I attended Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con with Tara Hudson. We went for Norman Reedus (Daryl from The Walking Dead) but got so much more than we bargained for! First, some context -- I can't handle the big cons anymore. I get too panicked,...

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Postcards from Minster Lovell

Last Saturday Steve and I took the bus to Witney so we could hike to the charming town of Minster Lovell. It had been 13 years since we first visited it on a rather rushed Cotswolds Tour, so it was very nice to see the town and River Windrush again at our leisure....

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Postcards from Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis far surpassed our expectations -- it's such a beautiful, friendly, and easy-going little beach resort. I suppose the only difficult part about it was the steep climb back to our B&B at the end of each day, but I appreciated the exercise after all the good...

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Postcards from Wonderland

We returned from Lyme Regis yesterday, but I'll save those details for a post later this week. For now I want to share photos from last Wednesday when the clever Brasenose conference organizers put together a Mad Hatter Tea Party for all the conference groups....

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London weekend

Alas, I'm behind on my postcards.Quickie recap of our London anniversary trip: -- Thursday night we saw Matilda, which was all spectacle and flash and broad humor. My favorite parts were when Matilda told the story of the escapologist and the acrobat.-- Friday we saw...

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Going to the city

For our anniversary weekend (23 years!), Steve and I will spend three nights in London. There will be theatre, a concert, and at least one full afternoon tea. Many postcards to come!In the meantime I offer you these:A rare shot of Radcliffe Camera and Brasenose...

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A view of the Camera

I love seeing the dome of the Radcliffe Camera when walking through the Deer Park and Old Quad of Brasenose College, but this is the first time it's seemed like a face peering over the wall -- am I the only one who thinks this face vaguely resembles the Stay Puft...

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Postcards from the City of Dreaming Spires

We're back in Oxford!I want to do a better job of keeping in touch while we're here, and therefore my goal will be to post at least four photos a week. Virtual postcards, you might say. And I'll start with the above -- a view from our evening walk through Christ...

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Switzerland photo recap

We are settled in Oxford now, and I'm raring to get back to work, but first I'll share a few favorite photos from Switzerland. For the extended photo recap, check out my Flickr set.Luzern's Chapel Bridge. Lovely LöwendenkmalBears of Bern!Alpine flowersGorgeous light...

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Spring comes to campus

Here in central Oklahoma it often feels like we go straight from summer to a very brief winter before spring comes 'round again. When the thermometer hits 80 in March, I panic -- 100+ temps can't be too far off, right?And yet . . . on days like Saturday, I have to...

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