The resident faculty left a … reflective … photo outside the mail room this morning. The staff hope it was a clue…. (More)

First our thanks to last week’s writers:

On Monday, you shared your stories of offline political activism in Things We Did This Week, Linda Lee assessed A Bankrupt Church in Midday Matinee, and Winter B shared New Earth-like Planets Discovered in Our Earth.

On Tuesday, the Squirrel previewed President Obama vs. the Sheriffs of Nuttingham in Morning Feature and readers helped tell Tuesday’s Tale: Toilet Paper in Midday Matinee.

On Wednesday, the Squirrel appreciated “I Know ‘Coz I Won Both of Them” in Morning Feature and Linda Lee advocated for Paid Sick Leave in Midday Matinee.

On Thursday, the resident faculty began their series on Sports and Culture with “We Won!” in Morning Feature and triciawyse brought us Fursdai Furries in Midday Matinee.

On Friday, the resident faculty continued their series on Sports and Culture with Summon the Heroes in Morning Feature and triciawyse shared Friedai Critters in Midday Matinee.

On the weekend, the resident faculty concluded their series on Sports and Culture with Pink and Black and Blue in Saturday’s Morning Feature, Ms. Crissie was asked Alien Salad? in Sunday’s Morning Feature, and Winter B brought our weekly Eco News Roundup in Our Earth.


Note: Please share your stories of offline political activism in Things We Did This Week.


Thus we return to … reflective … photo left outside the mail room as the resident faculty made their way from the wine cellar library where they spent the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”) to the hot tub faculty lounge for their weekly game where the underwear goes flying planning conference:

“Oh, that’s the Větruše, zrcadlové bludiště” by ŠJů,” Chef said as she brought out the decoder ring.

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The Squirrel’s eyes widened and he tapped at his Blewberry. “You speak Czech?”

Chef shook her head and scraped stray pecans into the Squirrel’s bowl. “No, but I read the citation requirements for Wikimedia Commons.”

“Ahh,” the Squirrel texted. “So that’s not the changing room in the BPI gift shop?”

“Nope,” Chef said. “It’s a mirror maze in Větruše.”

“Like the one in that cool scene at the end of Enter the Dragon where Bruce Lee realizes he has to break the mirrors to defeat the evil Han,” the Professor of Astrology Janitor said. He looked around. “Am I the only one here who likes Bruce Lee movies?”

The Squirrel shrugged and tapped at his Blewberry. “He was okay for a human. For a squirrel, he was kinda … clumsy.”

Chef chuckled. “So, is this week’s clue about Barry Eichengreen’s new book Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History?”

The Squirrel looked at her. “You weren’t outside the hot tub faculty lounge squirrel bath this morning,” he texted. “I looked.”

“No,” Chef agreed, “but they mentioned it two weeks ago in Things We Did This Week. I figured it would come up sooner.”

“It’s a long book,” the Squirrel texted. “They may split it into two weeks.”

“I guess they have a lot of … reflections,” Chef said.

Must be all the mirrors.


Happy Monday!