Monday, November 15, 2004
I'm about to embark on one of these insane travel jaunts again. Wednesday and Thursday in Orlando, Florida, home of Disney World. Which is where I'll be, but for semi-work-related reasons. Then to Austin, Texas, a tiny patch of blue in a giant field of red. I won't be visiting UT, though; I'll be going to the annual meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association. We have a little session on Friday afternoon on "The Dimensions of Space." I'll be arguing that there are more than three, we just don't know it yet. Then next week it's to Sweden, to give a couple of colloquia and maybe check out an aurora or two. (It's a good life, I admit it.)
One presumes that they have internet access even in Bush-controlled states like Florida and Texas, so blogging will hopefully continue unimpeded. But who knows what it's like in a sclerotic European economy such as Sweden. So next week we'll have another guest-blogger for you, Chicago's own Risa Wechsler. Regular Preposterous readers will recognize Risa as the silver medalist in our poker tournament for Kerry. But her day job is as a cosmologist at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and she has strong political commitments. In other words, ideally qualified to carry on this little blog's usual preoccupations.