Monday, September 29, 2008

Instilling Values

The university works to introduce upper-class leisure activities to grad students. Rock climbing, surfing, personal trainers, rowing... For future doctors, lawyers, engineers.
In the humanities if you get to be a full professor, these can be your hobbies as well: of course, there are fewer and fewer full professors every day...

Friday, September 26, 2008

What Time Is It on Bedford Av e?

A half-dozen times a day, I find myself counting ahead three hours so I'll know what time it really is.

It Sure Ain't Brooklyn

Somehow I ended up in the suburban wastelands of southern California after fifteen years in New York City. Every morning I look at the Jet Blue website for the next plane home.