Cornell Class of 1970 has a Web site! Who knew?

Just learned from Paul Kampas that the Cornell Class of 1970 has a Website–thanks to Jeff   Haber of  Acton, MA.  Reunion photos are posted–and Jeff requests more!

I’ll be posting my take on  our reunion eventually but in the meantime, would love to hear from you via comments or email. Or–click on the “Share Your Story” page and do so under “comments. ”

Here’s the official site’s url: http://classof70.alumni.cornell.edu/

–Anita

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Ithaca Diaries–reunion talk

Photo by Vincent Blocker, 1970

Just a note to let you know that I’ll be speaking about Ithaca Diaries at the Cornell Reunion–Friday, June 11, 2010 in Keeton Hall. 

 I’ll be describing Ithaca Diaries, how I came to write it, and what the process was like–ending with an excerpt about our insane graduation, in 1970–and some questions for which I’m still seeking answers.

At the reunion, I plan to videotape classmates about their undergraduate experiences and current views; with their permission, I’ll post tapes and photos  here–along with some of my own impressions of the goings-on.

Reunion or not, I’d love to hear from you–via email, video, photo, Webcam. You can reach me  at harris.anita  at comcast.net or comment, below. 

–Anita

Anita M. Harris is an author, photographer, journalist and communications consultant based in Cambridge, MA.Ithaca Diaries blog is a publication of the Harris Communications Group of Cambridge, MA. HarrisCom also publishes HarrisComblog and New Cambridge Observer.

People laughed…in the right places.

Last night’s reading about my insane college graduation–(featuring a walkout, two demonstrations and three arrests–at the graduation, not the reading) went well.  People laughed…. In the right places.   That’s  me, in the blue sweater (duh!)  with Neil O’Hara, facilitator of The Write Stuff, my wonderful writers group, in the background.  The presentation was sponsored by the Libary and the Lincoln Review, where I sometimes write about the arts.  Other readers included Susan Coppack, Mary Ann Hales,  Ellen Morgan and Manson Solomon.   Here’s a link to the Write Stuff Blog, http://lincolnwritestuff.blogspot.com/ which, in turn, links to this and other write stuffers’ blogs,  courtesy of  blogmeister Geoff Moore.

Mark S. Hoffman took the photo. Thanks, Mark!

—Anita M. Harris

Ithaca Diaries blog is a publication of the Harris Communications Group of Cambridge, MA. We also publish  HarrisComblog and the New Cambridge. Observer

Ithaca Diaries Public Reading, 12/14/09

  
Lincoln, MA Library

Lincoln MA Library

 I’ll be reading from Ithaca Diaries on Monday, Oct 14 at 7 pm at the Lincoln, MA, Public Library–as one of several presenters from my writers group–sponsored by the Library and the Lincoln Review. My piece is from the last chapter; it describes my insane graduation–which was marked by a walkout, a demonstration, and three arrests. LOL!

Refreshments will be served (yes, a bribe, even though all of us writers are remarkably talented.  Should be fun; I hope you can make it. 
Directions: lincolnpl.org/ 

 Anita

Ithaca Diaries Blog is a publication of the Harris Communications Group of Cambridge, MA. We also publish HarrisComBlog and New Cambridge Observer.

Welcome to the Ithaca Diaries Blogsite

Welcome the blog site of Ithaca Diaries–a book in progress about college in the tumultuous 1960s. 

 Ithaca Diaries is a coming of age memoir based on  journals I kept as an undergraduate at Cornell University at a time when  protests, politics, and violence engulfed me, my college, and the nation.  It’s often laugh-out-loud  funny (well, how  does an impressionable 18-year-old girl deal with Fat Phil the Wet Kisser and a revolution at the same time?)  but it also provides meaningful insight into the process of political and social change that led to many of the benefits we are reaping today.

On this blog, I’ll be writing about the process of completing and, I hope, publishing  Ithaca Diaries. I’ll ask questions, share content–and collect insight, advice, opinions and memories from everyone who happens in.

–Anita M. Harris

 Ithaca Diaries blog is a publication of the Harris Communications Group of Cambridge, MA. We also publish HarrisComBlog and NewCambridge Observer.