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Friday, March 25, 2011


Many of my most enjoyable moments are when I give talks, invited by kind colleagues, in places far from where I live. These are not exactly work, but not exactly vacation either. On my current trip to New York I am seeing friends, relaxing, and giving two talks. But doing no other academic work. Nice work if you can get it.

Someday i will take a real vacation

1 comment:

Clarissa said...

I love visiting conferences too. It's the best way to remind myself that there are people who read the same books as I do and who love talking about them.