Sussex is on the other side of the Atlantic, the Lemming isn't a faculty member, and doesn't intend to be gone for a term. For that matter, the Lemming's not going to be doing his own education or research. Not entirely, that is.
But "taking a sabbatical" sounded cooler than "taking a break."
Besides, being the company gopher at a convention isn't exactly "taking a break."
"Company?" What Company?The Lemming's involved with the company that makes Spiral Light Candles. If a picture's worth a thousand words, this half-size video should be a real time-saver. It's a time-lapse of a Spiral Light Candle - the thing takes about two hours to burn.
"Spiral Self Filling Candle"
(shown half-size: full version at YouTube)
Ryan Theis, YouTube (Oct 12, 2012)
"A candle that burns around a hollow center and fills itself...."
The Lemming's son-in-law is showing the things at a trade show in Philadelphia next week. Just outside Philadelphia, actually: but the Lemming figures you're more like to know where Philadelphia is, than King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Besides being the company gopher at the
Between getting on speaking terms with a new-to-the-Lemming technology, and miscellaneous other preparations, the Lemming thinks it's best to not try posting in this blog - or the Lemming's other 'daily.' Not for the rest of this week. Or, probably, next week.
Return of the LemmingThe Lemming doesn't know what the trade show schedule will be like - and jobs one and two will be gophering and managing a video feed. So the Lemming will either have opportunities to post from Pennsylvania - or not. Eventually, the Lemming plans and hopes to return to central Minnesota, and the small town he's called home for the last quarter-century.
When that's going to happen? Good question - the Lemming's letting someone else do the heavy lifting with those decisions.
It's Not Research, Quite; or Education, ExactlySince someone else is doing the driving at least part of the way to Pennsylvania, the Lemming's taking along story notes and sketches - and plans to get a little creative time in. There's a project or two that's been on the 'back burner' for - too long, and the Lemming hopes to change that situation.
And that's another topic.
- "Lemming Tracks: The Lemming's Taking the Day Off - Again"
(May 4, 2011)
- "Lemming Tracks: The Lemming's Taking the Day Off"
(May 1, 2011)
- "And Now, for Something Completely Different: a Spiral Candle Video"
(March 16, 2011)
- "Lemming Tracks: The Lemming is Cutting Back"
(February 21, 2011)
- "Lemming Tracks: The Lemming Took Monday Off"
(December 27, 2010)
- "Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show"
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