Of course archives and mushrooms are not related, but when there is so much dark and rain …. it is astonishing what you start thinking about…? I got in the car to go to the store and saw these…on a tree…
and then the mushroom theme emerged once I was there at Life Source…
and these adorable little “hedgehogs” at $14.99 a pound….phew.
Yesterday we went over to the Mark Hatfield library…
for a brown bag panel discussion. The Willamette University Library houses the archive of former WU Dean, Oregon Governor, Senator from Oregon, favorite son Mark O. Hatfield, and the panel were all former staff members. I found it absolutely fascinating to hear them talk about their years in Washington, D.C., in Hatfield’s legislative office. They spoke of the atmosphere, the era, the sense of it being a magical moment, realized only after it was over. And then the sense of all panel members that the non-partisan consensus they saw in action was an historical fact, not a current plan of action. Here’s Mary McRobinson introducing the panel members (l. to r. Gary Barber, Rick Rolf, Mark Walker, Walt Evans, Vic Gilliam and Jim Fitzhenry)
and a final picture with Hatfield’s “great Seal”… (l. to r. Jim Fitzhenry, Mark Walker, Gary Barber, Walt Evans, Rick Rolf, Vic Gilliam)
Here’s an archive R has been working with, soon to come to the PNAA (Pacific Northwest Artists Archive) at Willamette…a shared inter-departmental project involving the Library archive and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.
and since we now have archival brains, R has been organizing our own papers, and even our boxes (!)
and when I went to our basement “archive” I found my Mom’s recipe binders!
I’m pretty sure there’s a mushroom recipe in here somewhere…:)