Joshua Beatty

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2019-06-07: Gritty, as reinterpreted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania reference librarians

2019-06-01: Forthcoming books: happy to see my colleague Jessamyn Neuhaus's Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for …

2019-05-31: Near the top of any list of small pleasures in life must be to wake up early, brew a big pot of …

2019-05-29: My father, who turns 82 this year, has finally discovered his true calling: Internet troll. Back …

2019-05-25: Ellen is prepping a research talk on 1890s Chicago. She’s trying to understand the …

2019-05-15: Earlier @schuth linked to a 1992 interview with Wallace Stegner. The whole piece is great, but one …

2019-05-10: A dear friend and colleague passed away this week. Four of us descended on her house to make sure …

2019-04-27: At the end we preferred to travel all night, Sleeping in snatches, With the voices singing in our …

2019-04-24: Grange Hall, Whallonsburg, site of a great talk last night by Amy Godine on blackface and minstrelsy …

2019-04-09: Teaching history from the local On April 6, 2019, I delivered a version of the following as the keynote speech for the SUNY …

2019-04-09: Sunrise, Otsego Lake

2019-04-07: The head of the Susquehanna, at the southern end of Otsego Lake.

2019-04-03: If you’re on micro.blog, when your book hits our recent acquisitions shelf I’ll turn it cover …

2019-03-31: Making maple syrup: a photo essay As we drove by a small sugar house, we saw smoke and steam rising from the vents in the roof – …

2019-03-23: Florida trip, days 3-4: Old Spanish Point, Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center, and baseball

2019-03-19: Florida, day 2: an unexpected focus on birds.

2019-03-18: Early attempts to commoditize maple syrup were hampered by what were, in retrospect, the obvious …

2019-03-17: Day 1 in Florida: flowers and an inquisitive wood stork

2019-03-14: I laughed.

2019-02-20: Chris Gayle! 💯🏏

2019-02-16: Oval Craft Brewing: good beer, good dogs.

2019-02-16: Reading notes: Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer, The Farm in the Green Mountains 📚 Herdan-Zuckmayer, Alice. The Farm in the Green Mountains. Translated from German by Ida H. …

2019-02-12: Education and research go together. Even more important than mere teaching of technology is the …

2019-02-12: Today’s project: reverse-engineering our Word letterhead and recreating it in Latex.

2019-02-11: Reading notes: Matthew Thomas, Maple King: The Making of a Maple Sugar Empire 📚 Thomas, Matthew M. Maple King: The Making of a Maple Sugar Empire. Published by author, 2018. The …

2019-02-10: The Lake Champlain ferry doubles as an icebreaker.

2019-02-09: Our old Saturday night standby: Livingoods’, Peru, NY

2019-02-01: Reviewing January 2019 January began poorly, as we had to say goodbye to our cat Simon. In late December he hurt himself …

2019-01-28: Our local library system is now loaning out baking pans, resume-writing kits, and pickleball sets. …

2019-01-04: Five and a half years ago Ellen called to tell me she’d found a stray, sick orange cat huddled …

2018-12-31: Goodbye 2018 It’s strange how placid things feel now at the end of December, because, taken event by event, …

2018-12-24: Twilight snow, Christmas Eve, Saranac River

2018-12-23: Waiting for Santa

2018-12-22: Whale cider

2018-11-11: Lenticular clouds, Adirondacks

2018-11-01: this is fine

2018-10-29: Campus, after rain

2018-10-18: My birthday present: an Arséne Wenger figurine

2018-10-14: Sunset over Lake Champlain

2018-10-14: Five years; one month

2018-10-09: The Madison Boulder, at 85’ x 37’ x 23’ the largest glacial erratic in North America. It’s big!

2018-10-08: Foothills of the White Mountains, near Madison, NH

2018-09-29: Mourinho, hands in pockets, trudging through a field of soap bubbles.

2018-09-27: One last harvest.

2018-09-19: Point au Roche, September 2

2018-09-10: a sea serpent for the campus pond, that’ll help admissions

2018-08-11: What passed for fun in the Eastern Townships, circa 1875. (Source: Little, J. I. “A Wilderness …

2018-08-07: From the Dept. of Intersecting Interests: Ruby Tandoh of the Great British Baking Show writes about …

2018-08-02: The Stanford UP edition of The American Yawp doesn’t look to have broken any links!

2018-07-29: Ishii vs. Ibushi. Who knew Kota could brawl like that?

2018-07-26: “Elsevier solutions” shudder

2018-07-26: Writing a memoir, bird by bird.

2018-07-25: I was, I thought, ahead of schedule in prepping my US history survey course, spending the morning …

2018-07-17: a perfectly normal combination

2017-04-08: Converting PDF files for use with LiquidText I’ve begun to use an iPad to annotate pdf files. Many apps let you highlight text and write …

2016-01-18: Chambliss and Takacs, How College Works: The Importance of Place Chambliss and Takacs rely on sociologist Randall Collins’s theory of “how emotionally …

2016-01-01: Browsing matters There was a moment of serendipity on my Twitter feed today. First, Nnedi Okarafor wrote: I had to …

2015-12-29: Chambliss and Takacs, How College Works: Teaching and Learning Skills In How College Works, Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs (C&T) argue that “college …

2015-12-21: Shimer College and Diversity Jo Becker, writing in Vice: In every class I've had at Shimer, women have struggled to speak and be …

2015-12-18: Oral History and Earthquakes Ann Finkbeiner, “The Great Quake and the Great Drowning,” in Hakai: From the Tolowa …

2015-12-16: On Chambliss and Takacs, How College Works How College Works, by Daniel F. Chambliss and Christopher G. Takacs, is a book about the ingredients …

2010-05-28: Historical Documents in a Digital Library: OCR, Metadata, and Crowdsourcing

This was originally written as a paper for Chris Tomer’s graduate class on Digital Libraries …