I didn’t graduate from college toooooooo long ago, but I sure wouldn’t want to be a freshman these days. Let’s take a look at some stats: When I left Westconn in 2007, the tuition and fees for one semester (in-state) was a around $2,400, and the on-campus housing was a little over $3,000 – so,… Continue reading Campus Book Rentals: Saving You Bucks So You Can Spend Them On Tuition
Here It Comes… The Last Week of Summer
Aside from the summers off, er, the joy of molding young minds, the best thing about working in education is the opportunity for a fresh start every year. I feel lucky to have a defined time in my professional life to trash what doesn’t work and build on what does. But summer ain’t over for… Continue reading Here It Comes… The Last Week of Summer
Drop-Off Deadline for ‘The Melt’ Exhibition Extended Due to Blizzard
In an ironic twist, the giant blizzard this weekend interfered with drop-off dates for The Mercurial’s juried art exhibition “The Melt.” They have extended the deadline for drop-offs to 2/15 and 2/16, to give the snow a little time… to melt. See the press release below for more details: Icicles dripping. Glaciers fading. Cheese… Continue reading Drop-Off Deadline for ‘The Melt’ Exhibition Extended Due to Blizzard
“My” Danbury: Not Dead Yet?
I didn’t grow up in Danbury, but I grew up in Danbury. It’s the city where I learned to work hard. It’s where I met my best friends and where I met my husband. (On a Saturday morning at the Three Brothers Diner — from the minute I saw him, I knew he was… Continue reading “My” Danbury: Not Dead Yet?
‘Still…’ Photo Exhibition Begins at the Mercurial Gallery
Press Release from The Mercurial. The Mercurial Gallery in Danbury, Connecticut will be exhibiting ‘Still…’, a photography exhibition featuring Catherine Vanaria, Mark Savoia, and Lys Guillorn from September 15 to October 26 with an opening reception taking place on Saturday, September 22 from 5 to 7pm. Vanaria and Savoia, a married couple who live… Continue reading ‘Still…’ Photo Exhibition Begins at the Mercurial Gallery
A Pointless Tattoo Column from an Unlikely Tattoo Columnist
I’m glad I never had the money to implement the grand tattoo plans I had as a teenager. Sleeve of Saint Anthony of Padua? Kind of glad that’s not on my arm right now. But soon I’ll be making a pilgrimage to Branford, Mecca of the Universe, to get one of my two deftly… Continue reading A Pointless Tattoo Column from an Unlikely Tattoo Columnist
Heirloom Raid Update
So, a couple people did get arrested. The Heirloom will be reopening in early July, but they won’t be able to sell beer. See the full story at The Mercurial. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.