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Perhaps Kerry will sense his electrons being tickled...

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When I was in that part of Colorado last year, there was a huge expansion in gas well drilling. All the retirees that moved to Parachute when oil shale was shut down in the late 80's wont be happy with all the new activity.
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When I was in that part of Colorado last year, there was a huge expansion in gas well drilling. All the retirees that moved to Parachute when oil shale was shut down in the late 80's wont be happy with all the new activity.
Where ya been, perfesser? They didn't kick you into management, did they?

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Turned down the opportunity to be a dean. Took students to Scotland in early June and we're now on the road (kind of) doing DC, NYC and Montreal. Stopped in at Cahokia and New Harmony where we paid homage to the center of socialism in America and lifted a glass in Paul Tillich's memorial garden. Currently broken down in Keyser WV waiting for parts for the motorhome and hanging out at the Keyser Inn.

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Turned down the opportunity to be a dean. Took students to Scotland in early June and we're now on the road (kind of) doing DC, NYC and Montreal. Stopped in at Cahokia and New Harmony where we paid homage to the center of socialism in America and lifted a glass in Paul Tillich's memorial garden. Currently broken down in Keyser WV waiting for parts for the motorhome and hanging out at the Keyser Inn.

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Socialist sleeping with the Keyser. The bed must have been heavy with wrought irony.

Did you visit our friend from Scotland?

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Socialist sleeping with the Keyser. The bed must have been heavy with wrought irony.

Did you visit our friend from Scotland?

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I thought of JJL when I was there but since we were on an organized tour, the opportunities for deviation were few. We went as far north as Inverness so we weren't too far away from Aberdeen.
If, on the other hand, you were referring to Adam Smith, I had intended to take the group to Smith's grave and read something from his works but I was unable to locate his grave in a timely manner. We did however, read Hume's autobiography at his gravesite. We visited the site of James Hutton's home and viewed the Salisbury Craigs. After the official tour was over, I headed south with a friend to visit my in-laws. On the way we tried to visit Siccar Point where Hutton confirmed his theory. We were able to see if from a distance but couldn't find a path thru the farmfields down to the actual formations themselves.
I was surprised to learn at New Harmony, that the founder of American geology, William MacLure was a half owner of the socialist colony with Robert Owen. The founder of American entomology was also one of the group. I'm wondering whether Maclure had any relationship with Hutton when he lived in Scotland.


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Happy to see you again Kerry_Edward, I hope you are having fun visiting all those graves
Who's paying for the voyage? I whish I could take my own students on some sort of tour too.
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School paid for me to teach a Scottish Enlightenment philosophy course and Ef tours gave me (and 2 other instructors) a free trip for getting the student group together. In other words, we were pimping for EF Tours. Not sure I'd do it again the same way given the limitations of pre-programmed tours, but the price was right for students. I think the experience was very good for the students, particularly those who had never travelled internationally before.
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