I spent most of yesterday at a conference 60-odd miles southwest of here. The sessions I attended were wonderful, I made new friends, I have pages and pages of new ideas to think on . . . and I have come back with a fresh perspective on this beautiful workplace I sometimes take for granted.
At the conference there was a special place just for cars to park:
Where I work, the parking lot is a great deal more diverse:
Both places have certain parking conventions:
There, the buildings are mostly taller than the trees:
Here we do it the other way around:
Both places have structures of brick and concrete, I notice:
Both campuses have miles of opportunity for foot travel, but the footpaths there are paved:
Whereas the trails here are not:
Both places use signs to give direction:
This sign seems abrupt:
I think this one is more polite:
In both places, signs explain norms:
Campus security seems good there as well as here:
Both places include legumes in their permaculture plantings:
And both places have bird life:
The main place-difference I notice is that the conference center has a beautiful view of Vermont’s landscape . . .
. . .while back here in Craftsbury, we are Vermont’s landscape.
Wonderful as it is to attend conferences, see a new place, and hear tales of other campuses, I’m not a bit sorry to work at this one.