“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, November 3, 2011

St. Louis to Carbondale

An epic car drive made more energizing by the fact that all three of us shared similar views of the current Occupy movement(s) (positive, very), and that we had all arrived at similar places philosophically, though via different routes. We drove through mist and trees for what seemed like two and a half hours before showing up here. Now I'm off to dinner at a professor's house, there should be lots of people there, which I'm looking forward to.

Never having done it before, Nicholas Smaligo is clearly very good at his job of organizing this shindig. And an excellent mind as well. I'm going to enjoy talking some more with him—I hope we get the chance. 

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