On Tuesday, I will fly north to make an appearance at Williams College, which for those of you who do not know is in the very northwest most corner of Massachusetts. I have been invited to appear as a "Public Intellectual," which I guess I am now that I have a blog. I shall give a talk Tuesday evening and appear at a class on Wednesday. The title of my talk is "How to continue to be political when you are as old as I am." I figure the one thing I really know about that the Williams students do not know about is being old.
I am beyond terminally anxious about the election, so even a two day distraction is welcome. By the time I return to Chapel Hill, the election will be less than two weeks away. I can stand anything for two weeks, right?