The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Monday, February 7, 2011

To Hampshire

After work today I took the bus out to the weird and wonderful Hampshire College in Amherst. In this picture taken out of the bus window, the fertile farm fields of Hadley wait silently to be reborn in Spring.

The snow has made everything seem more scenic.

Our Valley stands alone in its unique beauty.

This silver trapezoid alerts us that we have entered the Hampshire habitat.

This is the Johnson Library. Of course I am constitutionally unable to walk past a library without going in.

I paused to check my favorite website.

Then I had a nice organic vegan lunch at their cafeteria.

Later I went downstairs to the art gallery, where these antique stereoscopes allow you to look at 3D images of New York City as it was in the 1800's.

Finally it was time to go to the bus stop to leave.

As you can see the bus stop is covered with posters. This one for a UMass radio show caught my attention.

There is a great organization at Hampshire College called S.C.R.E.W.Y which stands for the Society for the Creative Realization of a Weirder You. It has a cool public service announcement that airs on Amherst Cable TV.

On a classroom blackboard:

There are all kinds of crazies, some more talented in their ways than the over-numerous duly, dully sane. - Bukowski


seaking said...

Hi, Tom. Is that blackboard at UMass? I know someone who teaches in that room, who saw it written there a week or two ago, and looked up the quotation afterward. There's nothing about it online - it seems to be made up rather than an actual excerpt from Bukowski.

Tom said...

How odd that it should be a fake quote. It sounds like something Bukowski should have said, even if he didn't. The question is, who wastes their time making up quotes, and why?