“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

Friday, March 23, 2012


My friend Carlyle, who descends from the Underwood typewriter people, gave me this bottle of 67 port ages ago. I'm having a glass of it to celebrate this endowed chair. It's the job of a lifetime. I'm in awe of the people there and I can't wait to start work.

...properly decanted of course...


Atomic Geography said...

Not being in acedemia, I didn't realize just what a big deal this is until my wife explained it.

Congrats, and well deserved.

Megan said...

Congratulations, Tim!

Atomic Geography said...

As an aside I'd like to note that due to a number of factors ie my brain damage makes for freqent misreadings, the flat onotology you discuss and that I expect to encounter here, and my recent meditations on cyborgs, I misread the beginning of your post as "My friend Carlyle, who descends from Underwood typewriters, gave..."

It seemed entirely reasonable for an unreasonable length of time.

Ted Bagley said...

Wow! Way cool for you!

Ted (@mukyo)