the adventures of an incurable optimist

Month November 2007

Thanksgiving Eve…Or, Giving Thanks, the Technology Edition

Hard to believe it’s already time for Thanksgiving. In honor of that holiday, and also to give myself a workable theme for blogging this weekend, I am going to post five things I am thankful for, today through Sunday. Because… Continue Reading →


I’ve been working on my web site for most of the afternoon and have once again reached a conundrum. I had originally envisioned certain functionality for the home page which is turning out to be sort of a hassle to… Continue Reading →


Yeah, folks, blogging fatigue has set in, in a big way. I expect blog-reading fatigue may also have set in. Hmmm…. well, I arrived in Bloomington on Saturday, late afternoon, more or less just in time for my reunion. In… Continue Reading →

Almost Famous

Hi Courtney, I am delighted to let you know that your two submittedphotos have been selected for inclusion in the newlyreleased fourth edition of our Schmap Vancouver Guide: Granville Island Hotel Raincity Grill If you like the guide and have… Continue Reading →

Gloriana, Frangipana

Well, I made it. My final, check. Teach the last class of the quarter, check. Jump straight into the car and drive from Chicago to B-ton, check. Wireless at the IMU Hotel, check. It is kind odd to be a… Continue Reading →


Lincoln Park Quad Originally uploaded by crgreene Thought I was going to slip, did you, 16 days in? Nope. This may not be substantive, but a post it is nonetheless. Busy day today, busy week actually. I spent a good… Continue Reading →

Coming down

I feel, a little bit, like I am coming slowly down, more along the lines of a pop bottle which has been furiously shaken and finally begins to settle than ‘Duuude, I’m coming down’ – it’s a positive, not a… Continue Reading →

now, did i turn off the iron?

now, did i turn off the iron? Originally uploaded by crgreene yes, i am a nerd. but this continues to crack me up, and after my slightly high-falutin’ Miltonian post, i think we need to take it down a notch.[Taken… Continue Reading →

True Dat

True Dat Originally uploaded by crgreene Books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial… Continue Reading →

School’s out

Well, at least for this term anyway. Insert a large smile, and a vision of many nights spent: lounging watching movies; lounging watching TV; lounging reading books; just plain lounging; and, the odd night out actually (GASP) interacting with other… Continue Reading →

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