Monday, December 31, 2007

Bryce V. Lambert, 1924-2007

The photo on the left was was taken in 1955, three years after Mr. Lambert was appointed a faculty member at Deerfield where he served until 1990. Mr. Lambert graduated from the University of Maine with a B.A. in English in 1948 and received an M.A. from Wesleyan in 1957. In his 38-year career at Deerfield, Mr. Lambert was mentor to hundreds of Deerfield graduates and made fluency in written English the goal of each of his students. Mr. Lambert died on Christmas Eve 2007 in Houlton, ME where he had graduated from high school. As advisor to The Scroll he shaped generations of thoughtful reporters and as master of Table 49 he instructed many a student in the art of "dining".

As a teacher, advisor and mentor Mr. Lambert was one of Deerfield’s extraordinary Masters. The Lambert Fellowship, named for Mr. Lambert, brings writers from all over the United States and abroad to the Academy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with Deerfield students and faculty. The fellowship is part of an ongoing effort to underscore the place of writing in a Deerfield education.

A small memorial service is being planned in Houlton, ME on January 4th. A memorial service at Deerfield will take place in the spring or early summer, and the summer issue of Deerfield Magazine will feature a tribute to Mr. Lambert’s remarkable life. Details will be announced when available. If you would like to read or add a tribute to the Guest Book, click on the link.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Shotgun Wedding

When Cousins Marry, Steve Esthimer's band, released its long awaited first CD this week just in time for the holidays. Sales are reported to be brisk, however, you still can get a copy at either the band's website or The thirteen original songs, dubbed a "Cousin's Dozen", represent a variety of musical styles. The band has performed the songs on the CD for years, but finally pulled it together over the course of a few nights in a studio in Durham, NC last summer.