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  1. May 2019
    1. drawing-room

      "A room to withdraw to, a private chamber attached to a more public room (see withdrawing-room n.); now, a room reserved for the reception of company, and to which the ladies withdraw from the dining-room after dinner" (OED).

  2. Jun 2017
    1. P.O.W camp,

      We should keep a record of where and when they are set. Date, Country and specific locaiton - this one looks like its a POW camp.

  3. Apr 2017
    1. Game Night

      Oxford College Library is offering a Game Night on April 14, 2017, 7-11 pm! We hope to see you there!

  4. Mar 2017
    1. I was in the room with him from my learning space in Clermont Ferrand. I could hear the bad acoustics of the room in which he was/we were?. We were sharing the slides on the screen in Krakow inside the slide share of our hangout on air.

      Social presence.

      Hybridization.

      Room, space. confusion

  5. Sep 2016
    1. The morning weighs on my shoulders with the dreadful weight of hope an4 I take the blue envelope which Jacques has sent me and tear it sl6wly into many pieces, watching them . .. . I dance in the wind, watchiμg the wind carry them away. Yet, as I turn and begin walking tovyard the waiting people, the wind blows some of them back on me. ]

      Reading this last paragraph, it seems that not even David knows what will happen next in his life. The idea of having hope that something positive will happen in his life now. Or Giovanni won't be executed is weighing him down because even he knows that isn't realistic. Since the ending is so ambiguous I personally took David tearing the envelope Jacques sent him slowly as him trying to start over, but when he threw it in the wind as he was walking away the wind blows it back to him. Making me believe that even though he wants to start over and forget what has happened he won't be able to move forward because something in his past will keep bringing him down. I also believe that the reason why Baldwin made the ending so ambiguous is because during that time maybe he didn’t know what to do next or how to move on. It was said that Giovanni’s room was based off of actual events that happened to Baldwin before he starting writing this book. Baldwin was in a love affair with a man named Lucien Happersberger who ended up marrying a women and that’s why the book is dedicated to Lucien.

      I tagged an article where Baldwin talks about Giovanni's Room and what it means to him as well as a very short clip of an interview with Baldwin.

  6. Jul 2016
    1. The first thing I do when I consider a room or other enclosed space for indoor growing is to measure the square feet and the cubic feet of the potential grow op.

      The first thing I do when I consider a room or other enclosed space for indoor growing is to measure the square feet and the cubic feet of the potential grow op.

      this matters because how are u going to have a marijuana grow room without having the right feed and cubic feet to the grow room.

      this connects to me because i had seen how a grow room is.

  7. Jun 2016
    1. The american dream. How misleading it must have been for immigrants and individuals who moved their families into the city in hopes of gaining a more affluent future for them and their families. Cramped and packed, everyone had to deal with unbearable conditions as they dealt with tenement homes and projects that left a lot to be desired. Working in miserable factories, not to take in consideration child labor laws or even regular labor laws. There was a multitude of concerns and a need for change to be done here in this era. Here is a link providing even more photos and insight to what was being dealt with at the time.

      http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v2n1/bhavnagri.html

  8. May 2016
  9. Aug 2014
    1. INTERVIEWER On the subject of being a woman writer in a man’s world, you’ve mentioned A Room of One’s Own as a touchstone. LE GUIN My mother gave it to me. It is an important book for a mother to give a daughter. She gave me A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas when I was a teenager. So she corrupted me thoroughly, bless her heart. Though you know, in the 1950s, A Room of One’s Own was kind of tough going. Writing was something that men set the rules for, and I had never questioned that. The women who questioned those rules were too revolutionary for me even to know about them. So I fit myself into the man’s world of writing and wrote like a man, presenting only the male point of view. My early books are all set in a man’s world.