Garden & Gun is an idea about how to live — how to live a life that is more engaged with the land, the literature, the music, the arts, the traditions, the food, and the authenticity that has shaped the Southern way of life. It is about truly appreciating the richness of the South and knowing how that understanding can enrich one’s life and translate beyond Southern geography.Only in the United States can a magazine about Southern Living be called Garden & Gun! And I still don't know why I received the offer, since I don't live in the South anymore!
- I just discovered a new type of committee: those where you join in order to kill whatever is being discussed. In this case, it was spending money in a particular building renovation. Students and faculty thought it was a waste of money, but administration wanted to proceed with it. Well, I am happy to report that the project was killed. The trick was simple: force the architect to come up with a detail budget. Yes, I didn't think spending 6M on this was a good idea either.
- Rule of thumb: don't schedule Departmental meetings two days in a row, specially if there are controversial subjects to be discussed. The first day was as polite as possible. The second, it's unbloggable. But it wasn't nice.
-April is killing me. I miss blogging every day.