A Buffalo Grazing
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
January 29, 2014
By Steve Duffy ’77
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.”
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.
October 30, 2013
The end of October and the beginning of November usually bring out some of Yellow Springs’ most stunning beauty.
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.
August 29, 2013
By Steven Duffy ‘77
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.
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.
May 29, 2013
Unlike many recent springs, the 2013 southwest Ohio and Yellow Springs’ spring has been consistently and wonderfully wet and green. When it comes to planting a garden, I like to get into the ground early in the spring and get things going comfortably before mosquitoes return along with the summer’s heat.