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Katie Carlson  English professor, rabbit servant, INFJ. Writing a book on children who were bestselling authors in the 19th century.

http://www.katherineleighcarlson.com/blog

T.S. Eliot really was thinking of academic life when he said "April is the cruelest month." ;) I'll be back to regular posting as soon as I dig myself out of these snowbanks of work. It is term papers, finals, and then Europe for me! Expect a lot of travel photos this summer. πŸ’ƒπŸΌβœˆοΈ

That cerulean background isn't the sky; it is the ground spangled with flowers. I have a northern heart, but my allegiance swings south for a week when the dogwoods, redbuds, and azaleas all burst forth at once. How could it not?

Beatific vision.πŸ’«

Re-watching John Adams and wishing I was more like Abigail.

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When I was a little girl, I would pick up pretty things on the beach and then put them back. It wasn't until I visited the homes of people who lived by the sea that I understood how to keep a stone or shell.

Before the sun is gone, the hills begin their dreaming.

When he sees me set up the tripod, he comes running. Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! πŸ₯•πŸ€

Cultivate the eyes to see humility and the heart to cherish it.

Lettuce stains and matted fur, but still magnificent. Always magnificent.

She never would have guessed that she would be the last one standing.

Squinting through tiny-print .pdfs of Victorian newspapers does not exactly resemble this scene, but it feels rather tranquil and retro just the same. A good day. πŸ“š

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