Saturday, November 17, 2007

Coonie, Nov 17, 2007

Coonie is a fairly regular night visitor. If we moved away we'd miss her. Wildlife photography normally requires a long lens. However, in this case, the photos were taken at a distance of about a foot to a few feet away, and so only a wide-angle-through-slight-telephoto lens (17-50mm) was needed!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Vivliothiki Mas

For many years I suspected that the German "Bibliothek" must have come from the Greek, and that the Greek word would probably be simply "Vivliothiki," for "place for books." However, I never remembered to ask a Greek whether my suspicion was correct. But last week we had a University Library Committee meeting, and on our University Librarian's (Kay Flowers') bag it says, among other things, "Vivliothiki Sou," or "Your Library." Hence "Our Library" would be "Vivliothiki Mas," wouldn't it?

Dhekemvrios 2007 - The "Vivliothiki Mas" has been verified by Prof. Dr. Andreas Grigoriou Andreou, o Kypreos my old friend who went to graduate school with me!

Noch einmal schrieb der Andreas....

So to be more correct, the meaning of thiki is that of a place to store things such as

apothiki (warehouse)
diathiki (will)



Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Judy's Muffin at College Market

Judy's hand-made muffins are a favorite luxury item at College Market.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween in Pocatello

Like in all other towns across the country, Pocatellans decorated their homes for Halloween. This home's decorations caught my eyes when I was there yesterday late afternoon.