We’re in Columbia, Missouri, moving Richard into his new place and getting it ready for the coming year. After the drive from Chicago and some unloading, we had some sushi, walked around downtown, and then took a quick stroll through campus.
The central quad of the UM campus is a beautiful place, dominated by six enormous, somewhat scarred pillars. They are all that remains of one of the first buildings on campus, which was destroyed by fire long, long ago. The columns give the grassy area a wistful, Romanesque — and very distinctive — feel.