I have often joked that my professional goals are twofold: Tenure and a Backyard for my family. Now that I have met those goals I have started to think about possibly writing something like an autobiography or memoir. To that end I have started to write a semi-regular series of memoir posts. I think of these as notes which I might possibly develop into a book at some point. Given what we know about the way memory works one should be aware that a lot of this is reconstruction and therefore biased and subject to errors. What results is a somewhat traditional story, the story I have told myself and others; Hence a legend. I have done a fair amount of research trying to get details straight but if you know something about something I am posting about feel free to share it in the comments!
I have previously written some general outlines and vague comments about my past in the following places.
- My interview at 3 am magazine
- some general remarks about a lot of stuff [written in 2012]
- The acknowledgements of my dissertation
- completed in summer of 2008
These previous attempts give the general gist of things and may fill in certain details but they all focus on the time in question from a particular point of view -my influences towards becoming a philosopher, or the influences on the ideas in my dissertation- they do not just aim to provide a general accounting of the time period, and that is what I am aiming to do in these posts. In addition I have done a lot more research since that time and I have come to believe that some of the dates were off a bit.
The Legend of onemorebrown
- I Transfer to SF State: January-March 1997
- This was the first of these reflections, prompted by the realization that I had hit the 20 year anniversary of transferring to San Francisco State University [written in 2017]
- The Beginning: 1971-1977
- One Wild and Crazy (and Endless) Summer: The Summer of 1997
- Circa 1987
- 2007-2017: Ten Years at LaGuardia
- I am not a Number, (Nor am) I a Free Man: 1987-1990
- So long, and Thanks for All The Freedom: 1990-1994
- related post: My Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath Number
- A Long Strange Trip and A Short Time to Get There: 1994-1995
- The Mortuary: 1995-1997
- A Man of Letters: 1997-2000
- related post: Remembering Dr. John J. Glanville [written in 2011]
- related post: Towards some reflections on the Tucson Conferences [written in 2014]
- Afterword and Afterwards