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"Who is more real?"

I leave tomorrow for California to teach at the week-long "Liberty, Art, and Culture" seminar at Chapman University for the Institute for Humane Studies. While I am gone, my email and 'Net access will be somewhat limited. I will try to stay abreast of things, and then catch up on any correspondence I've missed once I return home.

Since I will be gone on July 7, I will go ahead and wish an early happy birthday to one of science fiction's greats, and one of my favorite writers, Robert A. Heinlein.

In his honor, a quote for the day:

"Who is more real? Homer or Ulysses? Shakespeare or Hamlet? Burroughs or Tarzan?"

-Robert A. Heinlein from The Number of the Beast


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Jul. 1st, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
well if you come into huntington beach, say HI! Yep - I live in the OC. Used to teach at a chapman extension campus.
Jul. 2nd, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Seriously? Wow, small world! :) If I end up with a moment to myself, I'll email. If not this time around, it looks like I should be out there again soon - it would be fun to meet for coffee if it's convenient for you!
Jul. 2nd, 2005 02:30 am (UTC)
that would be great! I go out for coffee just about every evening at the HB mongo-starbucks to write and would love to rap! I am living at my mom's this summer so I have nightly babysitter. so honestly, if you have free time between 6 and 11pm I am free. I'm not nearly as scary as my fic. In fact, I'm downright normal...welll...defined loosely! :)

emma Phd Candidate! (yay!)
Jul. 10th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
As it turned out, our days were fully scheduled until about 10:30pm each evening. (I am SO tired!) I'm terribly sorry I missed you! It looks very likely that we'll be out there again, however, so I hope next time we can plan on getting together before everything gets underway. I would love to get to visit face to face!
Jul. 2nd, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
This sounds exciting! What will you be lecturing about?
Jul. 2nd, 2005 08:44 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! I have three different sessions, one on the state of Native America (both current governmental policies and the renaissance of Native American art), one on why I am a cultural optimist (or, in other words, my critique of cultural pessimism both from the Right and the Left), and one on science fiction as political theory. I'm looking forward to it.
Jul. 3rd, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
Have a safe trip to Californa and have fun teaching.
Jul. 10th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello
Thank you, (((FG)))!
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