I have returned from six weeks of teaching Logic to gifted junior high and high school students in upstate New York. Yes, if you read the New Yorker, it was that
nerd camp–although it’s hard to say, from reading the article, how much of a picture you’ll actually get of what happens (it seems more interested in giving a gawking impressionistic portrait of tricks that really smart adolescents can do–rather than giving an idea of what it’s like at the camp, or taking up an argument on some of the serious ethical and educational dilemmas that a program like CTY raises. The online interview with the author, Burkhard Bilger is actually much better in some ways than the article that appeared in print.) This is one of those things that I’ll hopefully be getting to shortly. In the meantime, though, there’s still plenty to do:
- Finish unpacking and clean up around the house
- Finish grading post-tests and send them off to the overlords in Baltimore
- Apply for substitute teaching jobs in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor
- Post articles to the weblog about two or three things I’ve been meaning to post about for the past 6 weeks
- Visit the fam in Auburn. Possibly do a bit of paid petitioning for the Libertarian Party while in Alabama.
- Prepare applications for graduate school. Try not to gnaw my gnails down to the knuckle.
- Post articles to the weblog about 5,000,000 things or so that I’ve been meaning to post about for the past 6 weeks
- Finish reading Toward a Feminist Theory of the State and some other stuff. Work with Roderick on a co-authored paper on libertarianism and radical feminism for the APA Eastern Division.
- Smash patriarchy
- … and the State.
Cheers, all! I’m glad to be back, and you should be hearing from me again soon.