Aedificium is Jay Larson’s blog. The name of the blog is a nod to Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose, Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Library of Babel,” and his own experience as a librarian and archivist before succumbing to the call of a different kind of career in parchments.

When he’s not procrastinating in the Aedificium, he spends most of his time reading and examining Abrahamic Scriptures and sacred canons or wandering in the woods, usually off the trail, or on a lake without a life-vest or a rudder.

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14 Responses to “Aedificium Office”

  1. JakeB Says:

    “The Old Man and the Mountain”

  2. Benedict Says:

    Nice. Watch your back. 😉

  3. JakeB Says:

    Were you tasked with carrying five trekking poles on that day? I figure your daughter could have used at least 1/2 of one….

  4. Benedict Says:

    Haaa! I just noticed that! Yeah, I had all 4 of them.

  5. JakeB Says:

    ooh, nice edit on the you know whom.

  6. StDogbert Says:

    And here we see Jay demonstrate how to keep one’s Tilley secured to the head in windy conditions…

  7. JakeB Says:

    oh wait, maybe that’s some bagpipes you’ve got there, hidden on your left side. all the little stick-looking thingys, you know?

  8. Benedict Says:

    That’s what happens when your kids are too good to need them, I guess.

  9. StDogbert Says:

    This looks like you’re telling the kids what it was like in the good old days, dude! “You see there kids? Yep, just over that mountain – another 10 miles or so. That’s where I used to go to school. Nope, no buses. Walked, just like this – every day. Twelve feet of snow in the winter. Shoes may have had holes in ‘em, but we were happy to have that! Mosquitoes the size of a Model T come spring. Fended them off with those same shoes – no fancy spray stuff for us! Yesssiree. No bagpipes or anything like that to make the time go… nope, if we wanted music, we hummed it! No backpacks for the books, either. We had 40 pounds of books to carry – all of them together with one of those straps you’d carry over your shoulder. You have no idea how lucky you kids are today!”

    Totally tongue in cheek here, obviously! 🙂


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  11. snpnmnmi Says:

    Nice site… read the “how to read” page… words are fun! Maybe I’ll be back if I get a chance! I like a nice deep tiptoe in a pool of thought.
    Since you wander in the woods a lot, you might want to check out letterboxing… it’s a fun treasure hunt kind of thing. You and yours might ,like it!

  12. Benedict Says:

    Thanks for coming by, hope you find things here to reflect on! We’ll have to give letter-boxing a try.


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  14. This looks like you’re telling the kids what it was like in the good old days, dude! “You see there kids? Yep, just over that mountain – another 10 miles or so. That’s where I used to go to school. Nope, no buses. Walked, just like this – every day. Twelve feet of snow in the winter. Shoes may have had holes in ‘em, but we were happy to have that! Mosquitoes the size of a Model T come spring. Fended them off with those same shoes – no fancy spray stuff for us! Yesssiree. No bagpipes or anything like that to make the time go… nope, if we wanted music, we hummed it! No backpacks for the books, either. We had 40 pounds of books to carry – all of them together with one of those straps you’d carry over your shoulder. You have no idea how lucky you kids are today!”
    +1

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