Friday, March 26

Posted by Laurel Garver on Friday, March 26, 2010 11 comments
If you're in the Philly area this weekend, there's an interesting FREE symposium going on you might want to check out, especially if you're a foodie, a "locavore" or philosophically-minded.

The Future of Food
a Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium Public Issues Forum
sponsored by the La Salle University Philosophy Department

Saturday, March 27, 2010
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Montgomery Auditorium

Parkway Central Library,
Free Library of Philadelphia

David Kaplan, University of North Texas:
“Real Food, Fake Food”

Lisa Heldke, Gustavus Adolphus College:
“Down-Home Global Cooking:
Why Cosmopolitanism versus Localism is a False Dichotomy,
and How Our Food Can Show Us the Way to a Third Option”

Panel Discussion led by Solomon Katz, University of Pennsylvania:

“The Future of Food”

Yeah, this has NOTHING to do with writing. My husband is a member of the sponsoring department and, well, philosophers really stink at PR, so this event hasn't had much press.

So, there you go, hon. A little more web presence for your department-sponsored event. :-)

And my UNPLUG...
I will be offline all weekend, but not by choice. We have no phone or DSL at home. Until Verizon sends a repairman, I won't have Internet access. So please see me as disabled rather than rude when I don't respond to comments.
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  1. I would never think of you as disabled or rude, just that life got in the way :)

  2. Try to enjoy it as time off to do other things. We'll still be here when you get back.

  3. Enjoy! Is there *actual* food involved, though?

    PS - My husband was in Philly a few weeks ago for work and he loved it there!

  4. Really, we love you and will be here when you return. Try to enjoy your weekend. :)

  5. Good luck with the unrequested unplug. See the grace in it and do something unusual.

  6. Enjoy the weekend - it won't be hard to fill the hours. :)

    Wish I was in Philly - the conference sounds fun.

  7. On the question of whether there will actual food - YES! Two scheduled refreshment breaks are included.

  8. There's an award for you on my blog, and I reposted the one from you. It was fun lying to everybody. :-)

  9. Best wishes with the unplug. Maybe it will be more fun than you think:)
    Happy weekend,

  10. Thanks, everyone. We somehow survived the weekend with no phone, though my hubby did get some spotty DSL here and there.

    Alicia: thanks, I'll come check it out!