Wednesday, August 23, 2017

4 of these scholars have written pieces for the forthcoming 3rd Norton Critical Edition of MOBY-DICK

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers
The New Bedford Whaling Museum
Summer 2018

Tim Marr has announced that the Melville Society Cultural Project's collaboration with the New Bedford Whaling Museum has been awarded funding for a NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers that will take place at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts from June 17-30, 2018.
More information about how teachers can participate will be available in October.
You can use the link below to download for distribution the full press release. Here are some excerpts:
The New Bedford Whaling Museum, in association with Melville Society Cultural Project, has been awarded a $136,342 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant will fund a two-week Summer Institute for Teachers in 2018, which will illuminate the art and context of Herman Melville’s famous 19th century American novel Moby-Dick, and help teachers from across the country interpret the book for 21st century students.
Six nationally recognized scholars make up the Melville Society Cultural Project, aimed at sharing an understanding of Herman Melville’s writings, life, and times. They will serve as principal faculty of the Institute: Jennifer Baker, New York University; Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, University of Connecticut; Wyn Kelley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Chris Sten, George Washington University; Robert K. Wallace, Northern Kentucky University; and Timothy Marr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serving as the Institute Director.
“The Melville Society Cultural Project is delighted to partner with the Whaling Museum to bring teachers from around the country to New Bedford, the historical center of American whaling,” said Tim Marr, Director of the Summer Institute for Teachers. “From there we will journey forth together on Melville’s Pequod in quest of Moby-Dick, a text that swims on and is crucially relevant for understanding our human dilemmas in the 21st century.”
The Institute will be hosted at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, Massachusetts is a meaningful location for intensive study of Herman Melville’s masterpiece in the context of the whaling industry. Melville arrived in New Bedford on Christmas day 1840 and shipped nine days later on the Acushnet from Fairhaven across the harbor. Since 2000, the Whaling Museum has partnered with the Melville Society Cultural Project to offer scholarly programming, and the Museum is home to the Melville Society Archive, which constitutes one of the best collections of Melville scholarship anywhere in the world.
Files:
NEH 2018 Summer Institute NBWM

Six nationally recognized scholars make up the Melville Society Cultural Project, aimed at sharing an understanding of Herman Melville’s writings, life, and times. They will serve as principal faculty of the Institute: Jennifer Baker, New York University; Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, University of Connecticut; Wyn Kelley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Chris Sten, George Washington University; Robert K. Wallace, Northern Kentucky University; and Timothy Marr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serving as the Institute Director.
4 of these are in the Norton MOBY-DICK. Sten was invited but recommended Marr instead. A good group!

On youtube Dean Pearson has a 9-minute video on Identifying and Preventing Thursh


Identifying and Preventing Thrush

US Equestrian

I am having some trouble getting a link in here, but just look for "Dean Pearson farrier" and you will find this. It's a fabulous 9-minute class.

Visit in Morro Bay from Dean Pearson, named in 2013 to International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame

Five Honored For Lifetime Contributions To Hoof Care
By Frank Lessiter posted on March 1, 2013
Honoring a dedication to their craft and a life-long achievement of high- quality work, the 2013 Hall Of Fame classes features five talented individuals
Marshal Iles has shod hunters and jumpers for more than 20 years and has played a key role in the success of the World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition at the Calgary Stampede. He’s shown accepting the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame award from American Farriers Journal Editor/Publisher Frank Lessiter.
Honoring a dedication to their craft  and a life-long achievement of high- quality work, the 2013 Hall Of Fame classes features five talented individuals
Two farriers and three equine veterinarians were inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame and the International Equine Veterinarians Hall Of Fame during the 10th annual International Hoof-Care Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The two farriers are Marshall Iles and Dean Pearson. The three equine veterinarians include Susan Dyson, Nicholas Frank and Harry Werner.
The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame
The International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame was established in 1993 to honor farriers around the world who have made significant contributions to the profession and who have left a permanent, positive impression on their peers and clients. American Farriers Journal and the Kentucky Derby Museum sponsor the program that attracted 85 farrier nominations this year, with 63 of the candidates receiving votes.
The qualifications of nominees for both Halls are evaluated by members, which include 121 farriers and 45 equine veterinarians.
Marshall Iles of Calgary, Alberta, has shod high-level hunters and jumpers for more than 20 years. A graduate of the Olds College advanced farrier science program in Olds, Alberta, and an American Farrier’s Association…

On the beach at 11 am

4 of these scholars are in the NCE and I invited Sten who recommended Marr

NEH Summer Institute for Teachers
The New Bedford Whaling Museum
Summer 2018

Tim Marr has announced that the Melville Society Cultural Project's collaboration with the New Bedford Whaling Museum has been awarded funding for a NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers that will take place at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts from June 17-30, 2018.
More information about how teachers can participate will be available in October. 
You can use the link below to download for distribution the full press release. Here are some excerpts:
The New Bedford Whaling Museum, in association with Melville Society Cultural Project, has been awarded a $136,342 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant will fund a two-week Summer Institute for Teachers in 2018, which will illuminate the art and context of Herman Melville’s famous 19th century American novel Moby-Dick, and help teachers from across the country interpret the book for 21st century students.
Six nationally recognized scholars make up the Melville Society Cultural Project, aimed at sharing an understanding of Herman Melville’s writings, life, and times. They will serve as principal faculty of the Institute: Jennifer Baker, New York University; Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, University of Connecticut; Wyn Kelley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Chris Sten, George Washington University; Robert K. Wallace, Northern Kentucky University; and Timothy Marr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, serving as the Institute Director.
“The Melville Society Cultural Project is delighted to partner with the Whaling Museum to bring teachers from around the country to New Bedford, the historical center of American whaling,” said Tim Marr, Director of the Summer Institute for Teachers. “From there we will journey forth together on Melville’s Pequod in quest of Moby-Dick, a text that swims on and is crucially relevant for understanding our human dilemmas in the 21st century.”
The Institute will be hosted at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, Massachusetts is a meaningful location for intensive study of Herman Melville’s masterpiece in the context of the whaling industry. Melville arrived in New Bedford on Christmas day 1840 and shipped nine days later on the Acushnet from Fairhaven across the harbor. Since 2000, the Whaling Museum has partnered with the Melville Society Cultural Project to offer scholarly programming, and the Museum is home to the Melville Society Archive, which constitutes one of the best collections of Melville scholarship anywhere in the world.

Files:
NEH 2018 Summer Institute NBWM

With Sendak at Broadhall

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cora Lee Costner on the earliest photograph of her family---Gene Costner and Alice Bell Costner & children

4th Day of Retirement--Cleaning up annoying gmail prompts--Awaiting visitor from Florida

All these intrusive prompts and demands that appeared at the bottom right of the screen while I was trying to work--well, I have taken care of one of them each day starting Saturday. Now I need to find out how I can save some Outlook ancestry texts that I can't open with Windows 10. I have this computer in the wine cellar (aka junk room) . . . . The box got to NYC yesterday in the dark. Soon, I will get to play. I know that word but I am not sure what it amounts to.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

At noon


Thousands of Word Files Saved? An accomplishment on 2nd day of retirement?

So after November you can't open your Word files? I have spent the last half hour selling what is left of my soul (Agree, Agree) and I may have arranged to be able to open my Word files in December. I just tried one of my files on Desktop and got the horrible demand (again) to install Home Dungeon and Office Shambles and ran away from it. Then I tried again and Word opened without the Home and Office four point installation requirement. Am I safe? Do I need to scrape up more bits of soul to sell? All I want is 12 more years of not having to worry about Microsoft destroying my Word documents the way Google Photos ate my Picasa photographs. All those Lauderdale, Alabama tombstones gone! ORNERY PEOPLE dies if my Word documents go. But the pdfs are not in danger, are they?

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Noon today--otter yesterday but could not get a good picture; dolphins today but beyond the 4th wave. First day of never having to work again. Working on it.

Well, people still get to eat bread despite OneDrive and Google Photos . . . .

The time in Jackson Hole in June 1985 when I told Terrell Dixon I would never have to work so hard again

Yesterday I UPS'd the 2nd pass of the 3rd Norton Critical Edition to NYC. The 3rd pass should take a day or two at most. The Northwestern-Newberry final volume is going to be printed and bound any week now, if it is not already sitting around desks in Evanston. So I am free of obligations to Norton and Northwestern. What did I do this morning? Well, I made 2 big bowls of dough, and I think I will make loaves instead of buns. I also started dealing with computer horrors. The Windows 10 picture device was working for several months. I could load from my phone to the computer, and a little bar came down saying here are the latest pictures. That bar stopped coming down. If my pictures are going anywhere I don't know where that is. I have not had time to spend hours in a stretch but I have tried to deal with Google Photos which apparently took all my years of Picasa photos and destroyed them just because I was working when I might have asked Google Photos to save them. I don't know. Other people must use Google Photos successfully. I wrote a book published in 1984 on a computer, for goodness's sake. I am not wholly illiterate. Why can't THEY make things simple for old folks? Then last night THEY ate my Google browser, and getting it back is no longer a simple matter of clicking. Now CHROME lurks, intruding. How did YAHOO get up there as my browser? How did Google get off the task bar? What is an App and do I have to pay for any I download? And go on paying? And Microsoft is not letting me open Word documents normally. I have thousands of Word documents. Will they be wiped out like my Picasa photographs? Microsoft wants me to go to Office with every one of my Word documents and I have to tell it No, all I want to do is open that document, not sign my life away for Office, which is free right now but maybe won't be? How can I save my Word documents? And how do you disable Onedrive, another gobbler?
This ought to have been the day I would know that I would never have to work so hard again. Maybe it will be. The egg bread should be soothing, anyhow. And I saw an otter yesterday in the bay and photographed it though I could not upload or download or transfer the pictures. Maybe I will see dolphins and whales again. At least the beach is always soothing as well as invigorating. There's that to look forward too. But I need one average clean teenager to straighten out my computer in 10 minutes. I would pay.
In Jackson Hole I was substituting for Secretary Bennett. I was not too proud to accept.
Now I see that Terrell Dixon like a good Okie has moved west from Houston to Corrales. It was good to be with a fellow Okie in Jackson Hole. I always associate him with the delusion that I would never have to work so hard again, and now after 32 years maybe I really won't have to work so hard.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

"Up, Old Horse," for itch-nitch work on the Norton MOBY-DICK-- then after 8 a.m., Whales far out, and Leaping Dolphins near in

Naturally, the one time my camera was borrowed for a call to Israel, a dolphin made a complete breach. Then farther on near the Rock I stood with a Frenchman and two Frenchwomen all of whom were saying la bas, la bas, and not punctuating it at all. Then right in front of us it happened. I had never seen anything like that in 19 years. The French tourists had just parked at the end of 41 and walked down for the first time. A dolphin right in front of us shot up, straight up, the tail maybe 5 feet above the water. Now, I could have shrugged and said it happens every day. Instead, we all shouted and hit each other's shoulders. Shouted LOUD. It was astonishing.

Monday, August 14, 2017


I knew he would become Presidential the moment he took office

This is why I have not watched the news since 8 pm last November 8th. I did not need to watch. I knew that the office of President is transformative. My goodness, I had seen it transform Richard Nixon. Now, I do see headlines. You can't be in total denial, but I am taking refuge in the certainty that the office transforms the man.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Morro Rock at Noon

Did I hold Angelina Jolie in my Arms?

Someone just noticed that Jonny Lee Miller is in one of the PRIME SUSPECT episodes. That someone likes Elementary, which I cannot watch. My mind wandered back to an afternoon political party on Burlingame in Brentwood when Jon Voight had me hold a very small baby while he ate watermelon. Now that I have remembered this I have to wonder whether it was the brother or the sister. Maybe I was holding her brother. But maybe, for what it was worth, I held Angelina Jolie in my arms for a few minutes.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

At noon


"Up, Old Horse!"

This used to be my motto in 1988 and the next years as I forced myself up at 2 or 3 in the morning to work on the NN volumes and the LOG.
I said it at 5 this morning so I could inch through the page and line numbers in the NCE3 Emendations list and now at 7:30 I tell myself that I may never have to say that again.
Now, I do remember that in Jackson Hole in the spring of 1986, substituting for Secretary Bennett, I said to myself, "I will never have to work that hard again."
Once the last NN volume is in hand (and it is out of our hands now) and the NCE3 is in hand, I can't imagine that the ORNERY PEOPLE volume or volumes will require such self-flogging.
The problem is learning to work from one person born in Oklahoma Territory and another born in Indian Territory and being put on a truck at nine and sent off to pick fruit.
"Up, old horse"--only 3 pages of the list to go.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Morro Rock from a Mile North, 8:30 am

Looking at our old house in Wilmington--pics of 150 registered offenders within a mile


Property Overview
• Crime Rate: High Details
• School Rating: C- for 1309 Gilpin Ave Details
• Registered Offenders: 150 within 1 mile Details
• Average Home Price: $100,250 within 1 mile Details
• Foreclosures: 86 within 1 mile Details
• Natural Hazards: Hurricane, Tornado Details
• Environmental Hazards: 231 within 1 mile Details

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday crowds at Morro Rock

Remembering Paul Tibbets 6 August 1945


Tibbets's middle name is Warfield. He's a Warfield cousin of mine. All the evidence shows that many thousands of American lives were saved by Tibbets's mission. Later in 1945 he was fiercely attacked by a Dellinger cousin of mine, David Dellinger, a man who never knew that his real heroic Revolutionary ancestors were North Carolinians, not Bostonians.