What can you say about New York that hasn't been said? I've visited maybe a half dozen times over the years and each trip is better than the last. Birthplace of punk rock and beat poetry. Tonight I fly to the 4Cs conference. I'm staying out in Queens and taking the subway into the city each morning. The chance to see friends from grad school, friends from my former institution, maybe meet a new mate or two.
A quick plug, for those who'll be at the conference. Check out the session:
"Labor of Love: Research as a Lived Process" featuring David Gold, Gesa Kirsch, Bill DeGenaro, Liz Rohan, and Stephanie Jeger (Session E.09, Thursday March 22, 4:45-6:00)