A beautiful place of learning

Is Indiana University one of the most beautiful university campuses anywhere? I remember walking down to Sample Gates to catch the bus a few years ago when we were here on sabbatical. It was after a writing class, the bell tower was tolling, and I felt such a profound sense of how smart I could be if I really tried! Look at these pictures and see if you don’t think deep thoughts. That’s Jim today having a visit with Great Grampa (his portrait) in the Indiana Memorial Union. Every time we’re here, we go visit Grampa (once on the IU Board of Governors in the Kinsey era). The room’s been locked so we’ve yet to visit Maddy, his grandmother, whose portrait graces the wall in the Distinguished Alumni room.

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For Breaking Bad fans

We’ve been soaking up all Indiana University has to offer. Including an evening with Mike Ehrmantraut, the cop-turned-hired-killer from Breaking Bad. He’s an IU alum, who knew? And no one died during the course of the event. That’s Rick and Jim in the audience; Jim’s the one not paying attention.

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