Erik (eriktrips) wrote,

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preparing to be truly back

in slowly sidling up to the idea of doing work this summer i just returned from a whirlwind tour of san francisco's bookstores with several volumes that i must now inhale as quickly as possible. i'm investigating westerns and trying to come up with a way to relate them to stein who did grow up in the west but didn't exactly write narratives of the west but i was trained as an undergrad to draw parallels between widely disparate texts so i think if i have to i will be able to make connections out of the air surrounding these books.

that is what being an academic is all about.

i get to drink one last beer this evening but i mustn't buy any more and then it is a week of drying out from my sodden vacation. i will miss it. i had a blast.

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