Animism in the academy

The conference ended a couple of days ago, and I’m off in a few minutes to catch a train for a day trip to an open-air museum in another part of Holland, but I want to catch up the conference story just a bit. Our panel presented on Saturday afternoon, and on Sunday morning I discovered this blog summary from “Mr J,” another conference participant. Many thanks, Mr J, for your kind words!

The high point of the day, indeed of the conference so far, was the afternoon session on “Animism as a path to decolonising the Academy”.   Read More…

Where is the passion?

I’m taking a break from the conference to come to my room, enjoy some peace and quiet, and reflect on the sessions so far. My panel members and I (who will present tomorrow) find ourselves wishing for something a little … Read More…

Tomorrow I head to Amsterdam

I did something yesterday I’ve never done before: cut pages out of a book. No, this wasn’t censorship; this was rendering Rick Steves’s guide to Amsterdam more portable. I couldn’t believe my visceral reaction against taking a knife to a … Read More…

On Green Mountain

A few days ago, while the daily afternoon clouds were beginning to gather atop the Flatirons, I decided to head up to the hills to hike. Now, heading up a mountain is not a good idea when you know a … Read More…

Visiting an Amish farmstead

Clip-clop, clip-clop, ka-chuk-a-chuk-a-chuk. Rosie the brown mare broke into a trot down the straightaway of the empty road. This was her third trip of the morning down to the corner turnaround, and she was pulling a buggy full of people, … Read More…

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