Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Office Space




I have a very nice office for a public employee. I work in a vintage building that was constructed in 1916 or so as a regional teacher's college. The best part is the lovely view of the courtyard. In the spring there are flowering lilacs outside the window, and I can always see some redwood trees in the distance. I usually don't spend much time gazing out the window, however. Usually I'm fighting with my obsolete Mac, or talking to students, or madly trying to get ready for a class. But good vistas are a blessing.

7 comments:

Allison said...

What do you teach?
That's a beautiful setting...it reminds me of the Occidental College campus, where I went to school....

Debra Spincic said...

That is a similiar view out the window of that Boca Raton hotel. Just pretend you are on vacation! *wink* oh, and that you are making stacks of $$$

Barbara C said...

Allison, I guess this has that generic California college look. This is Humboldt State in the wilds of northern California, where I teach English and Ethnic Studies. And Debra, IF ONLY it were Boca and a hotel. I'm going to remember that one...including the money part...thanks for the laugh.

Allison said...

Barbara, my husband was an English major at Humboldt State!!! Class of '77....his years in Arcata were some of the happiest of his life. He lived in a group of shack student houses outside of Trinidad and had entirely too much fun (that was before I met him).

You have been tagged, you know...check out my blog to see....

Barbara C said...

Well, it is indeed a small world. Your husband probably studied with some of my newly-retired colleagues. I'm sure there are no shacks left in Trinidad, now that more people know that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. ...And I did see that I've been tagged...this is going to be fun!

Allison said...

Well, Barbara, I stand corrected by my husband: it wasn't Trinidad, it was West Haven. He lived for three years in a little group of houses known collectively as "Rose's Slum City".
They built a sauna between a bunch of redwood stumps out back...brought a bunch of speakers out to it....I don't even want to know what else!
They also had terrific bonfires on the beach, went camping on the New River, drove to anywhere for a good concert....
and he did study English, too!

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely meditation photo. (But then I do have a thing for cats...)