Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dollhouse, "Briar Rose"

Why is it that Dollhouse makes a top 10 list for TV episodes in 2009 just before it gets axed? (No. 4 on Time's Top 10 TV Episodes of 2009 list)

End of the Year Lists

One thing I love about the end of the year is the recap lists folks come up with. Here's one that's new to me, but I'm loving the concept and would dearly love to see some of these words and phrases struck from the language:

Lake Superior University 2010 List of Banished Words

Check out previous lists in the Banishment Word List Archive.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ausiello Files: This just in: 'Dollhouse' axed

I'm sorry to hear it, but not surprised given that Dollhouse was yanked from sweeps month. There's probably no shortage of places to read it, but one of my favorites, Auisello, gets my nod:
This just in: 'Dollhouse' axed

From what I'm reading, the fact that Dollhouse saw a 2nd season and that the remaining episodes will still supposedly be aired, is decent news to many.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - Church on the Hill Cemetery, Lenox, Mass.

I stumbled across the Tombstone Tuesday daily theme at GeneaBloggers, so in an effort to try and motivate myself to keep blogging decided to create my own Tombstone Tuesday post (and I still have about an hour left in Tuesday).

The Greenleaf family plot located in the Church on the Hill Cemetery in Lenox, Massachusetts emerged through my browsing on the Find A Grave site (a fabulous resource). Last May I combined a research trip to Albany with a quick jaunt over the border into Massachusetts to seek out the family plot for myself. Residing in this plot are my great-great-grandfather, Richard Cranch Greenleaf (1845-1913), his wife, Adeline Emma Stone Greenleaf (1849-1936) and several children, including my great-grandfather and both his wives.

Fortunately, locating the plot was fairly easy, since the pictures posted to Find A Grave had a stone wall running along behind. The wall borders the cemetery, so knowing to look for it eliminated a great deal of potential searching on my part and I found the family quite easily and without much effort.

The three flat tombstones are the oldest in the plot and belong to my great-great-grandfather (mentioned above), his daughter Marion (sadly the first to be laid to rest here at age 29, and to whom I'll likely devote an entire post later), and my great-grandmother, Margaret Adams Greenleaf (1876-1929).

The upright stones all match each other, and are positioned so that spouses are resting next to each other (with one exception).

In the above photo (left to right):
  • Adeline Emma Greenleaf (1849-1936)
  • Richard Cranch Greenleaf (1845-1913)*
  • Marion Constance Greenleaf (1871-1900)
  • Margaret Adams Greenleaf (1876-1929)
  • Lewis Stone Greenleaf (1872-1947)
  • John Cameron Greenleaf (1878-1958)
  • Florence Jones Greenleaf (1877-1959)
  • Richard Cranch Greenleaf (1887-1961)
* RCG's tombstone has an additional story, which I'll discuss in a later post so as not to make this one too unwieldy.

I suspect I'll have additional opportunities to detail what I've found about about this family in additional posts, so I'll leave this one fairly generic.

Michelle Obama's Roots

Originally posted by Dick Eastman to his Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Michelle Obama's Roots
(Posted using ShareThis)

See also this commentary by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in The Root.

Dollhouse: "Can You Really Consent To Be A Doll?"

Nice little interview with Dollhouse writer Maurissa Tancharoen about last week's episode, Belonging, which focuses on Sierra's backstory. This is probably one of my favorite episodes so far, one reason being I find Sierra a much more appealing character than Echo. I can't say Sierra is more interesting, since Echo has the bulk of the meaty storylines, but I'm much more curious about who Sierra/Priya is, and I care more about what happens to her.

Interview is courtesy of io9 and Charlie Jane Anders.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cataloging Electronic Resources - Video Files

Links for the video file portion of the workshop:
  1. record handout for
  2. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
  3. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog at
  4. Bibliographic Formats and Standards, 4th ed.
  5. video files exercise - A Fair(y) Use Tale
  6. video files exercise - title and credit screen shots
  7. video files exercise - worksheet
  8. exercise answer

Cataloging Electronic Resources - Audio Files

General use: Cataloging Electronic Resources | Audio and Video Files. This document will be used in both the audio and video portions of the workshop.

For participants to follow along with the audio section of the workshop:

  1. record handout(s)
  2. Stone Cold on OWWL2GO
  3. Bibliographic Formats and Standards, 4th ed.
  4. audio files exercise - A Little Princess at LibriVox
  5. audio files exercise - worksheet
  6. exercise answer

Here I Go Again

I need a place to park some stuff for the Cataloging Electronic Resources workshop Marcia and I are doing next week, so thought I'd try yet another blog (since my others have been such screaming successes). Never mind that it took me a good half-hour to find an address I could live with. I probably shouldn't be surprised that so many people had the same address ideas I did, but it seems they all abandoned ship after only one post. At least I delete my abandoned blogs.