A Buffalo Grazing

A bucket list and those "R" months

March 28, 2014

By Steve Duffy '77

Windows '14 and the winter of our disk-content

February 27, 2014

The other day one of the Yellow Springs News editors called the Olive Kettering Library.   She was actually calling for Scott Sanders in Antiochiana, because she had a history question for him.   When I answered the phone she said, “Gee, I haven’t seen you in a while!” I told her that this winter has been “so out of the recent norm” that hibernating with the students has been the warmest and best way t

Preserve diversity! Be yourself.

January 29, 2014

By Steve Duffy ’77

A Letter for the members of the “Rotary Club”

December 20, 2013

December 2013 in Yellow Springs has been a quintessential old-fashioned snowy Currier and Ives moment. Maybe it is also a moment to celebrate snow before the inevitable march of climate change makes this sort of weather little more than just a tall tale of the way things used to be from “us elders.”

Transient “transient mode-home” and its circles

November 27, 2013

A well-loved vintage Antioch College bookstore T-shirt said it quite well: “Next to Mom, I like Antioch College best.”  I can still remember a great black and white picture of a student in that shirt in some old publication.

Scary stories and a “Horse-man”

October 30, 2013

The end of October and the beginning of November usually bring out some of Yellow Springs’ most stunning beauty.

Appreciating the “High Tea” experience and the journey to “Well-ville”

September 27, 2013

Probably around a decade or two ago during a typically cold and dreary southwestern Ohio winter term an informal group of some Antioch staff and administrators would gather at lunch to view and discuss a series of educational, semi-inspirational videos. That VHS series was titled Stress Management for Professionals. 

Synchronizing wheels: Privilege, power, and difference

August 29, 2013

By Steven Duffy ‘77

Finding one’s “whey” on co-op and other ways

July 24, 2013

It is July on a temporarily torrid and tropical Antioch College campus and in keeping in sync with the season there have been intervals of hot discussions. (Thankfully, though, these hot discussions have been in an air-conditioned setting!) McGregor 113 has seen some extra laughter, some soul-searching moments, and moments of open-hearted candor.

The well-intentioned scientist and 400 parts per billion

June 30, 2013

By Steve Duffy ‘77 Antioch College’s Volunteer Work Week and “Antioch Authors” 2013 Reunion have just ended and are definitely both now one for the “books.”  Although the basic theme was about Antioch Authors, of which there are so many, the other awards and presentations also provided a variety of treats for the heart, senses, and soul. On top of that, the food and the weather were tasty treats for other senses.