Blogging the Cs

Made it to New York (Guess I can make it anywhere! I'll be here the rest of the week! You're all beautiful...).

While I'm feeling a bit more comfortable in my own skin as a researcher and presenter, I can't help but notice a subtle shift in how I feel about the conference in general. I take a lot more delight in the youngest scholars and members-in-training making their contributions.

I also can't help but feel like a lot of the "older folks" arguments are sometimes-empty vessels designed to be rapidly filled and emptied.

Enough pondering. I'm off to find some good food.


DC said...

I don't know if you'll get the chance (or have the interest), but last time I was in NYC, I saw an improv show at the Upright Citizens Brigade and it was awesome.


B said...

"I also can't help but feel like a lot of the 'older folks' arguments are sometimes-empty vessles [sic] designed to be rapidly filled and emptied."

Now would that mean that over the years--as we too become part of the 'older folks'--our arguments will also suffer of the same malady?

As much as I too would like to think that my arguments in conferences--and articles for that matter--are fresh and innovative, when do we 'jump the shark' and become the empty vessels of the academic world just as the old folks that you refer too?

LK said...

Good food? Have some Mexican food for us, would you?

Enjoy the city!

Doc Mara said...

B...we kind of "are" the older folks who sometimes make the rapid-pour vessels [non-sic].

But I don't think we've jumped the shark. We just have to work hard to "keep it real" as the kids say.

Oh, and do you have any recommendations for good Mexican food here in NYack, lk?

Sport said...

Who you calling old?