Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Michael Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, speaks on "Thinking Creatively in Tough Times." A pioneer on creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership, he is a Batten Fellow at the UVa Darden School this spring.
With Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, authors of The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity,Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs, which won the 2009 James Beard Book award for Best Reference and Scholarship.
J. Malcolm Garcia (The Khaaijee: A Chronicle of Friendship and War in Kabul) and Nicholas Schmidle (To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan) discuss their recent work as reporters in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
And the architecture was interesting. If you like learning about the history of buildings, pick up an architecture brochure and map at the visitors center. It identifies noteworthy buildings all around downtown.
The last wacky thing we saw, before we were about to leave, is this humongous watering can. It must be a distant relative of the World's Largest Thimble, or something.
And this is the best part:
Yes, it's a printer. I know, not very sexy. But it means you avoid the madhouse at the community printers at 2:43 p.m.
Ah, it's all the little things your heart turns on when you are a student again ...
That ends our Exam Pontification. Now back to your regularly scheduled trips and eats.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Then came my favorite: Fulskager (pork and veal stuffed dumplings) with salt.