Friday, April 15, 2011
... I've just been very very busy. Deadlines for my history project are pressing and I'm being squeezed trying to keep up. Lately, my typical day is: get up, work on my book most of the day, take care of dinner, and then, if I'm not going to an evening rehearsal or meeting, read research books at night. I try to squeeze in some exercise here and there, as well as my regular teaching, volunteer, and household obligations. The time I would usually spend writing a blog entry—sitting in front of the TV at night—I'm catching up on the books I need to review to write the next day's section. So although I've read/watched a couple of Emmas, and there's a huge stack of Boy's college letters I'd like to plow through, and there may even be pictures from some cookies I made last month (or was it February?), I just haven't found the time to sit and write for fun. Next week, I promise.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Here's something architecturally interesting ... a tower with no stairs! The Rundetarn in Copenhagen, Denmark, was built in the 17th century as an astronomical tower. I don't know why they built a spiral ramp instead of stairs—perhaps to make it easier to deliver the telescope—but it made for a fun trip upstairs, especially with little hidey-holes along the way, perfectly sized for a Boy to jump out and scare people.