You may have noticed that posting has been extremely light lately. I haven't been busy so much as disoriented. Graduation was last week (whence the title of this post!), my assorted housemates have been moving out, I've done some moving myself already, and am going to finish moving this evening. However, I'm not starting work for another few weeks, so once I get settled down in my new place and my head stops spinning, I expect there to be a flurry of postings. Here are some things you can look for over the next few weeks:
Additionally, I'd like to give you all a little more information about what I'm going to be doing for the next year as it will effect blogging. (This is not an exception to my blogging rules, because of the "as it will effect blogging" qualification - but my blogging rules, which I have yet to write down, are purely arbitrary anyway, so I suppose it doesn't really matter.)
I'll be remaining in Philadelphia this year, writing software. As I previously mentioned, I'm not working right now. I'll be working a few weeks in June, then going on vacation, then starting for real on August 1. The effect of work on my blogging habits is unpredictable: on the one hand, when I'm not in school, I don't have any other outlet for my thoughts, nor am I required to read or write anything (well, I have to write things in Java, but not in English). On the other hand, when I am working 40 hours a week programming, I typically don't much feel like sitting in front of a computer screen any more when I get home. I think that in the past the net result has been that I am less likely to keep up with reading other blogs and responding to them, but more likely to blog on philosophy or other books I am reading.
Lauren has another year at Penn (which is high on my list of reasons for hanging around). We're planning the wedding for summer of 2008. I'll be applying to begin a Ph.D. program in philosophy in the fall of 2008. Lauren will be applying to programs in physics, also beginning in fall of 2008.
In the intervening year, I will most certainly be continuing to study philosophy, because I don't know what I would do if I stopped. I also will probably have more time for biblical studies and such, and so I'll probably be posting on both philosophy and theology, as before. Here is a partial reading list in philosophy that I hope to get through in the coming year:
First, I hope to finish the following books that I have already begun:
I also hope to get to the following books (some of which I am rather embarrassed not to have read yet):
Those aren't in any particular order, and I may change my mind about which books to read in my time away from the university here, but these should give you some taste of what I expect to be blogging about in the next year here. I will also consider requests for blogging topics, or suggestions for books to add to the list.Posted by Kenny at May 22, 2007 4:48 PM
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