Posted by mountainmelody On 7/30/2009 11:54:00 PM 0 comments
summary of an interesting forum (slightly academic)
Posted by mountainmelody On 7/29/2009 11:36:00 PM 0 comments
Posted by mountainmelody On 7/28/2009 11:46:00 PM 0 comments
where I'm staying


Posted by mountainmelody On 7/26/2009 02:47:00 PM 0 comments
I had a wonderful time exploring Ireland and Scotland, and will post a few pictures here (and lots of Facebook) when I have a chance.

This week I'm pretty busy attending a conference in the Netherlands. The bus leaves our hotel for the conference each morning at 7:30 AM, and returns around 10 PM. So don't expect too much here!


Posted by mountainmelody On 7/25/2009 03:41:00 PM 1 comments

Loch Ness


Posted by mountainmelody On 7/24/2009 03:22:00 PM 2 comments
just a few quick pictures...
many more later!

in Dublin!

Posted by mountainmelody On 7/21/2009 02:52:00 PM 3 comments
Here are two quick photos from Dublin. Much more later!
I'm not sure about internet access for the next several days, but I'll post when I can. I'm having a great time so far!

headed out!

Posted by mountainmelody On 7/20/2009 08:34:00 AM 2 comments
I'm leaving this afternoon for two weeks in Europe. I'll explore Dublin, Edinburgh, and Amsterdam, among other places. I'm excited!

I'll be on my own for the first week, and attending a conference for the second week.

I should have internet in a few places, but it won't be my priority.

Wish me luck!

fact of the week

Posted by mountainmelody On 7/18/2009 08:58:00 AM 0 comments
Nearly four in ten Americans still live in the community where they were born.

just hanging out

Posted by mountainmelody On 7/15/2009 08:02:00 PM 1 comments

another reason to love summer in the country

Posted by mountainmelody On 7/12/2009 07:25:00 PM 1 comments
blackberries fresh off the bush--mmmm!
I saw some sort of mountain lion or maybe coyote while picking these. YIKES! It ran away before I could tell (or take a picture).

fun weekend

Posted by mountainmelody On 7/11/2009 08:53:00 PM 2 comments
If time is inescapable in its inexorable sequentiality, that still does not solve the fundamental problem of historical causation; it only makes it possible to contemplate it.

--historiography book I'm reading

And how was your weekend?
Posted by mountainmelody On 7/10/2009 07:31:00 AM 2 comments
The world is a zesty place, but it’s easy to forget that when you’re surrounded by clusters of non-descript cul-de-sacs and uninspired strip malls.

-Maya Frost
Posted by mountainmelody On 7/07/2009 08:43:00 PM 2 comments
Did you know that Blount County is the covered bridge capital of Alabama?

Now you do!


Posted by mountainmelody On 7/04/2009 05:00:00 PM 3 comments
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Posted by mountainmelody On 7/01/2009 08:28:00 PM 4 comments
Blueberries are one of my favorite parts of summer. Straight off the bush--YUM! I'll be enjoying these for the rest of the week, and working hard on my writing. Happy Independence Day!