On the Road: Hawaii and LA

As a newbie blogger, I still have some learning to do regarding the conventions of keeping a regular weblog. For instance, I’ve been away for the past week at the Computers and Writing conference in Hawaii but I forgot to post a “Stepped out for a bit–Back in a week” note, probably because I’m still getting used to the idea that someone might actually be reading this. So here’s a brief update for anyone wondering about the trip and when I’ll be back.

I’m currently visiting my friends Sara and Brian in the Echo Park neighborhood of LA for a few days after being in Hawaii for about a week.

The conference was probably the most productive one I’ve been to, and it now seems worth it to have sold one of my organs to get there. I haven’t had time to post anything regarding the paper I presented on place-based blogging, but it went well and I received some helpful feedback on what role it might play in the dissertation project. My thanks to all the Ecotone writers whose blog entries I used in the paper. It was great to spend time with your writing and share this genre of blogging with the C&W folks. When I get home later this week, I’ll post a version of the paper so you can get a sense where I went with things.

I’ll also post a photo gallery from the trip, including some interesting shots of the active lava flows in Volcano National Park. Stay tuned….

But for now, I’ve a got a few days in LA, so I’m off to explore the city on foot for the rest of the day.


2 responses to “On the Road: Hawaii and LA”

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    Hey Tim, I think you’re supposed to wait until you’re a starving PhD to sell those viscera. Hope you don’t need it in the interim. Welcome back to the More or Less Greater 48. Yeah, you forgot your "gone to lunch" sign. Forgiven. T’was for a good cause. ; – }