Thursday, April 12, 2007

1600 meters.












Running son wasn't particularly happy with the results of this race--he's in the lead here, but came in second. Even so, last week he didn't even feel good enough to run this event, so that's progress. He'll run another mile and an 800 on Saturday, the results of which I will report.

In other news, I'm about a third of the way through writing a little piece I like to call a "keynote address" for the Student Philosophy Conference, a process which inevitably leads me to contemplate questions such as "how did I let this happen?" At the moment, the paper is called "Philosophy, Unreadability, and the Question of Henry James' Late Style," and so far I'm citing Stanley Cavell, Mikhail Bakhtin, Max Beerbohm, and Marianne Moore. Also the Old Undecidable himself, HJ. Could be a disaster--I'll let you know.

4 comments:

Nik said...

Damn! You run a hard core family and a hard core paper. I'd love to see it when it's done. I need more news on undecidability (sp?).

middlebrow said...

"Live, live all you can. It is a mistake not to."

lis said...

I have to say that when I saw the poster advertising your keynote, I felt like an academic loser. "Look at Lisa," I thought "Being all academic. Contributing to the college's academic discourse." What am I doing? Watching American Idol, that's what.

Condiment said...

Great photo. Perfect framing, actually. Did you crop or have you just mastered the action shot?

I hope to see more entries with the keyword tag "impending doom", by the way. I clicked on it to see if there were others...a short little group of essays about this very important theme, perhaps?...but had to leave the Megastore unsatisfied...

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