I’m halfway through a two-week Summer Doctoral Programme at the Oxford Internet Institute. With 4 to 5 seminars/lectures each day on research findings, methods instruction, and project proposals, it has been equal parts exhilarating and exhausting. Oxford University has such a rich intellectual history and the people at the OII are shaping how researchers and policy makers worldwide are helping us all understand life our increasingly digital milieu.
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My friend Sean goes on an annual fishing trip to where the Deschutes meets the Columbia every year. This year his usual buddies couldn’t make it, and he invited me. Even though I’m not really into fishing, I figured I had to go, since
a) I live in Oregon now, and salmon are like hoppy beer and coffee: plentiful and delicious in the northwest.
b) He provided EVERYTHING I would need… waders, tent, fishing rod, lures, lessons, and patience.
c) it would mean 2 days of camping with Sean, and he has a epicurean talent unlike anyone I’ve ever known. He cooked steak sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and spaghetti for us all without a campfire. When I camp, I eat cliff bars and crusty PB & Js. When I camp with Sean, I eat better than I do at most restaurants.
so I went, and now we’ll have Chinook for dinner sometime soon!
Pietro Perugino, Christ Handing the Keys of the Kingdom to St. Peter, Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome, Italy, 1481-83, fresco
Found a new favorite coffee spot in Eugene, and I think its named after this painter. Found an interesting unpacking of his most famous painting here. Plus when they play classical music and serve wine as well, I just feel all kinds of classy.