Summer at the Honors House

July 2008

Summer at the Honors House: there's still quite a bit of activity. A number of students are taking summer classes -- it is possible to graduate with 150 credits in four years! Some students are doing summer research; those who are doing field work are warmly welcomed when they are able to get back to town (and to the level of civilization that affords hot water -- especially hot water that comes from a shower head!) A few students are both doing research on campus and taking classes.

The garden to the side of the front yard is home to potatoes, radishes, carrots, chives and strawberries; the rhubarb at the front of the house is doing nicely. The flowers on the front porch lend a pleasant touch to the house. Somewhat surprisingly, the metal raven sculpture has taken flight -- perhaps alarmed by the project to construct picnic tables? We hope that it will return by the fall. The barbecue sees occasional duty.

The recent run of breadmaking seems to have subsided. For a while, the smells from the kitchen were a powerful appetite stimulus. Some people come by daily to cook lunch and trade stories of their days. Others drop by for dinner, and then stay for conversation afterwards. Plans are made to go out for a hike, or to go climbing at Grapefruit Rocks. The gentle breezes through the screened windows in the living room keep it cool during the long days. Alaska is just outside!


July 2009

One Saturday, Blake and James went to Ester, to go to Angry, Young & Poor (AYP) 2009. One of the traditions at AYP is Jello Wrestling. They had the longest match of the day.

Blake and James ready for battle *
Blake and James ready for battle *
Blake (dark shirt with writing) and James (red shirt) before Jello wrestling *
Blake (dark shirt with writing) and James (red shirt) before Jello wrestling *
Victorious Blake and James after Jello Wresting *
Victorious Blake and James after Jello Wresting *

*Click on the picture for a larger view

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