October 8th, 2012

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Poem for Monday and William Morris at UMCP

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It was visiting weekend at the University of Maryland these past two days, so on Sunday we went to College Park, which was pretty quiet since most of the festivities were scheduled for Saturday to coincide with the football schedule (and with the Ravens, Redskins, Nationals, and Orioles all playing big games on Sunday, I suspect lots of people were glued to their TV sets). We met my in-laws and walked around a bit in my quest to see all of the remaining Fear the Turtle statues on campus, but apart from seeing Daniel, the highlight by far for me was the small but superb exhibit in Hornbake Library, How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris:

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We went to dinner at Noodles & Co., then dropped son off at his dorm and said goodbye to my in-laws. Though we didn't see any of the games, we were happy to learn that the Ravens and Nationals had both won. The Orioles, delayed from rain, are still playing now, though before they resumed play we watched Once Upon a Time, which has lots of potentially interesting stuff going on though I feel like it's kind of slow getting started this season, and the beginning of the second season of Upstairs, Downstairs, which goofs around with history (just as well, since Neville Chamberlain infuriates me) but the characters are less histrionic than Downton Abbey's!