Monthly Archives: August 2016

Conversations With Small Dogs: The Mighty Hunter

Me: Um…Ed, what the…what is that dead thing in your mouth?

Eddie: [talking with mouth full] Srhbit.

Me: Huh?

Eddie: SRHBIT! DUH! Iguhbny!

Me: [taking a closer look] Oh, Jesus H. Van Orman Quine, you just brought a dead bunny into my house! What gives, Ed? Continue reading

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Summer Project, Part 4: What’s In A Name?

Today, as I went about my weeding, I discovered My New Favorite Name. Friends, I give you Octavius B. Frothingham (1822-1895), who must have briefly been in the running for The Most Interesting Man In Boston once upon a time. … Continue reading

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Summer Project, Part 3: Gratitude

  It’s fun to find little bits of history in a collection. Today’s find (from a book that will probably be going on the pull cart to be removed from the collection) is a lovely expression of gratitude from students … Continue reading

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