I do the same thing every year. I wander through the Nazareth Hall student center. I drop by the radio and television stations. I pay a visit to Juneann Greco, who now handles Marywood's public relations. She's a classmate, and Junie requested that I drop her name in the blog this year. Junie, I aim to please.
I tried to make this year slightly different. I vowed this would be the year I got a good picture of Marywood's 20+ foot tree in the rotunda of the Liberal Arts Center. As you know, I'm photographically challenged. Shooting a Christmas tree is tough. If you use a flash, you wash out the lights. It's easy to blur the lights without the flash. I read web sites. I consulted experts. I tried to do it right. This year's effort is the best in a while, but still not perfect.
The photo doesn't do the tree justice. As I always say, stop by for a look if you're in the neighborhood. This year's tree uses energy efficient LED bulbs. The blue lights seem to have a special kick to them.
It's funny. I spent four years at Marywood, yet never attended the tree lighting ceremony when I was a student. This must be the fifth or sixth year I've gone back. I saw a couple of my contemporaries, and that's always a treat.
Marywood does have one of the nicer campuses around, and it's even better at Christmas.
If everything goes as planned, I'll write a few paragraphs on my radio station visit, in a blog next week.