ramble through the bronx

yes, this here is ramble through the bronx, the continuing musings of a graduate student* who should be writing her dissertation, but honestly, living in new york city there's really so much else to do...

* and her commenting friends. And guest blogger.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The academic life

Huh. What a day.
10.00 am. Father Clarke, a 90-year old Jesuit, calls me to invite me for dinner.

11.00 am. Call Father Stroud at the De Mello Spirituality Center re. when I should stop by for him to show me what I need to do (I picked up another job 'round campus).

11.15 am. Sort laundry into two bags (hot/cold).

11.20 am. Clean up cat-sick on bathroom floor. Yuck. Trouble's been ill lately. I'm too broke to go to the vet....

11.30 - 12.30 am. Sit in diner, drinking coffee, eating sandwich, reading Hegel's essay, The Difference Between Fichte's and Schelling's Systems of Philosophy

1.00 - 2.15 pm. Meet Father Stroud in front of Faber Hall, get shown where the De Mello Spirituality Center is (just down the hall from Cardinal Dulles's office!). He and his assistant show me what to do (my new job involves mailing out books & tapes). He gives me a cheque for $100 for my hour & a bit's work. I'm supposed to go in 3-4 times a week, an hour a day or so, and keep up with the mailings, for $25 an hour. Sweet! Their secretary is ill. This job will last for a few weeks, and possibly into the school year. Huzzah, I can afford to take Trouble to the vet!

2.30 - 3.00 pm. Argue with Ariane about what the end of the sixth Harry Potter book means. (who else has read it? wanna discuss?)

3.15 - 4.45 pm. Laundry. Euch.

4.45 - 5.20 pm. Wonder what to wear to dinner. Sweat. It's in the mid-90s Fahrenheit here in NYC, and with the heat index apparently feels like 104F. Bleauch. I know no one in Canada has sympathy for me -- I've been seeing your heat warnings. Summer sucks.

5.40 - 7.30 pm. Dinner and drinks with Father Clarke in Loyola, one of the Jesuit residences (home of lots of old, old men). We talk about Aquinas, Fichte, Hegel, relational autonomy, feminism, substance, California, Ecstasy, raves (apparently there's such a thing as "liturgical raves"?!?), what happened to the Yale philosophy department a few years ago, etc,. etc. Fr. Clarke (a.k.a. "Norrie") gives me a paper he wrote about Aquinas, "To Be is To Be Substance-in-Relation" that relates to some of what I'm working on, metaphysically.

7.35 pm. Check my email in the department. 46 new emails regarding this fall's ancient & medieval philosophy conference. I decide to put off going through them until tomorrow (I already dealt with 30 emails yesterday).

8.00 pm. Blog post.
So, I feel like I've been working all day, even though I technically haven't. But it's hard to decide whether, say, having a conversation with somebody about philosophy (specifically, explaining my project to Norrie & getting his ideas on it) counts as doing work. It's not really. It all just sort of weaves together....

jane 7:49 PM [+]

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