Thursday, May 29, 2008

I am sad...Musetta passed away!

Yesterday, Musetta made a mad dash across 4th Street---not a good plan for any creature, not matter how fast they think they are!-- and was hit by a car and killed instantly. The driver felt so bad and at first, I was very concerned that he was comforted than the actual loss of Musetta. He was a student of mine a few years ago, a sweetheart, and is a sensitive young man. After hugs and assurances that he did the right thing and that we appreciated that he was not hurt and that he actually stopped to console us (amazing!), he drove off, evening ruined, I am sure. We were then left with the grief and the task of burial. We buried her at the other side of my favorite bench, opposite G. Thanks who died almost a year ago. It is comforting to have those creatures' still nearby when we are outside reading on that bench.

Musetta was a hard cat to cozy to. A bit irascible and cantankerous, she never sought you out. You always had to foist love on her. She mellowed a BIT over the last ten years but would growl if you loved on here a second too long in her count. We have set up a memorial page here: If you have lost a pet, I would appreciate hearing about it there.

Best wishes for a happier day!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

ERC Printer being poopy!

Help is on the way! Koby is coming back today with a part that has been on order and we should be printing with nary a problem SOON!

BTW...the high schoolers will be gone in a few days and you will have the resources all to yourselves again. They will be back to their library that has tons of resources (lots of databases and reference works) but no librarian and no microform readers. We have enjoyed them here this year. They are polite and mannerly. Hope to see them soon at EOU next fall!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Naxos Music LIbrary----neato!

Don't know Stravinsky from Strauss? An mbira from an akadinda? Check out the streaming audio found at the Naxos Library database found at:
and access an incredibly deep database of jazz, contemporary instrumental, classical, world, and pop rock music!

Portable Apps and Open Office

Ever been caught trying to finish a paper and there is no Word on a public computer in the cafe where you are sipping coffee? Have no fear. A little pre-planning will save the day. Download the portable version o Open Office to a thumb drive, iPod, any portable device that acts as a hard drive and then plug it into the public computer. have instant access to your favorite Office application software. This site also includes Mozilla and many other useful applications. Best part? FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's the site for the portable Office suite:

The main site, listing other apps is found at: