Author: trail

29 Nov Nunn on the Moon

by Matthew Trail SP81 CB82 TA84 [caption id="attachment_3660" align="alignright" width="256"] NASA photo, via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] It turns out that Deep Springs is not the only arid, dusty valley memorialized by a Nunn. Joseph Nunn, who was L.L. Nunn’s nephew and a CBTA member in the 1920s (and...

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30 Oct Ithaca is Gorges–And So Is Telluride

by Matthew Trail SP81 CB82 TA84 The Fall Creek and Cascadilla Creek gorges flanking Cornell University’s campus are a signature attraction for visitors, and have also been popular destinations for generations of Cornell branchmembers, TASPers, and TASSers. Perhaps lesser known to outsiders, Cornell Branch has its...

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26 Sep Tell Us Your Dream TASS or TASP Seminar Topic

[caption id="attachment_3501" align="alignright" width="215"] The 1974 Cremona Field TASP living up to its name[/caption] by Matthew Trail SP81 CB82 TA84 Two hundred and twenty-five TASPs have been held since 1954, and 54 TASSes since 1993, covering an extremely broad range of topics in the liberal arts. Indeed,...

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29 Aug You Never Know Who You’ll Meet…

by Matthew Trail SP81 CB82 TA84 [caption id="attachment_3426" align="alignright" width="225"] Many roads lead to Telluride, including this freshly paved one.[/caption] Preparing the logistics for Telluride’s summer programs entails a lot of different tasks, from creating contracts to ordering books and…buying extra sheets. Telluride’s Administrative Director Ellen Baer...

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13 Jun Telluriders Abroad

by Matthew Trail Over the last 100 years, the Telluride Newsletter has regularly featured letters and articles from its overseas associates. From the croquet lawns of Oxford to Mussolini’s Italy and the Biafran War, Telluriders have brought their insights, humor, and critical eye to their experiences—and...

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17 May Ridley Jones SP05 MB06 TA08 shares her poetry

by Ridley Jones SP05 MB06 TA08 __________ Seattle Freeze Beneath the sky's furrowed brow Furtive rivulets of we disappear And the mountains lay down Their daily burden   _________ Autumn Song Slide with me, world, dark and gentle Fall through me, time, swift and lovely In dying days I lift my eyes, I fill them up With warm...

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09 May Oddities from the Archives

by Matthew Trail SP81 CB82 TA84 Telluride Association's history is rich with colorful characters, interesting traditions, and great stories. In today's blog, we feature just a few of the interesting photos from our archives...

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22 Mar 50 Years Ago in the Telluride Newsletter

50 Years Ago in the Telluride Newsletter: Past Telluride Newsletters are often a fascinating window into both the history of Telluride Association and the wider currents of social and political issues of the day. The November 1968 issue is a great example of both. Interspersed with chatty,...

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07 Mar Telluriders in Music

Music—both its performance and study—has been a topic of great interest to many Telluriders over the years (it is no accident that one of Cornell Branch’s public rooms is known as the “Music Room,” nor that music is a frequent topic of TASS and TASP...

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