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Friday, May 8, 2009

changing offices, changing years, preface

I'm packing boxes for my office move. So much junk, so many books, so many photos, so many memories. I remember when I went to OSU to teach , Harry Heath had this closet sized office where they let him keep his lifetime of work. You couldn't see the floor, but I wondered how anyone could accumulate so much stuff and why it was valuable. Now I know...it's called age and miles. I can see my floor, but...

More coming about the different piles and books and photos and stuff...

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