Sunday, August 31, 2008

Diaspora

So, where'd you end up?  I'm actually at home.  Call me crazy.  I do expect to lose power some time tomorrow, so I thought I'd throw out some posts now.  Those of you with electricity can keep the discussion going.  :)  By the way, it's NOT the mother of all storms.  I should have run for mayor.  

We can't get too far behind.  Let's begin reading "The Apology of Socrates" & "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato.  The "Apology" is in your anthology, but both are available on the web in full text versions.  

Be safe!!  

17 comments:

Dean Elazab said...

I am in atlanta and my hotel does not have internet. I had to run to the coffee shop to check this. (the things i do for you mrs. Scandurro). i will try to read as much as i can here and then the rest when i return.

puddlewonderful said...

Dean, you went to the coffee shop because you cannot function without internet and you know it.

I'm in Sewanee, TN, partying it up with the Westlings. I hope everything went well for you! I miss Humanities, I've been telling Carly all about how awesome it is. I hope everyone is safe and happy, and I can't wait to see ya'll again!

tmichals said...

I'm in Memphis with Sarah and she says I'm a loser for blogging at 1030 but oh well. I'm glad everyone is safe and I can't wait to get home to see y'all!

Mr. Plainview said...

I spent the night in Nashville. Right now I'm in the car on the way to St. Louis, but I'm spending the night in Clarksdale, MS. Miss you guys!

BEC

El Paco said...

You're all lucky - I'm in Shongaloo, Louisiana (yeah that's right - THE Shongaloo), where I have no cell phone service and no internet. We had to drive for about an hour just for my dad's verizon wireless card to work. In case anyone was wondering, my great-great-great grandfather founded this town (it used to be called Wiseville, but they changed it to Shongaloo for some reason), so I'm pretty much a celebrity to all 300 people that live here.

Caroline said...

I'm in Nashville...seems like alot of people came to Tennessee. Anyway, hope to see yall soon!

michelle scandurro said...

Does everyone know that St. Martin's plans to reopen on Monday? The school currently has no electricity. They're using the website to post new developments.

If you can, please do read that Plato stuff. This means we'll be at least a week behind. You can also read the excerpt of Aristotle's Poetics in our Norton Anthology if you're bored. After that will be Oedipus!! Hooray, incest.

What? Oh, I got carried away. Seriously, I hope everyone's house is fine & you all have electricity. I'm getting a bit grumpy without airconditioning or ice.

michelle scandurro said...

Oh, by the way, I drove past school. Very little damage--there was hardly any water at all. (1 1/2 inches at my house) But the school has no electricity--there are a few big trees that went down & took some power lines with them on Haring Rd.

Dean--what's a hotel without internet?? :)

Ehren said...

I'm in Birmingham. Planning on leaving sometime tommorrow for New Orleans. Hope everyone is safe.

Dean Elazab said...

haha i know the internet situation is bad. there is a community computer i am using to keep myself sane.

bballinsupasta said...

i stayed in my house for the hurricane. we lost power early monday morning and got it back thursday night. yay air conditioning!!!

ndepass said...

i went to florida just in time to get some of the weather from hannah. So i have been dodging hurricanes! but i am back now and just recently got power!

JP said...

I was in Alpharetta, GA just north of Atlanta at my uncle's house - now I'm at a hotel in Birmingham, where I finally get some good interwebs. Gonna make the rest of the drive home tomorrow, be home probably late afternoon.

I'm off to go read this Plato and Socrates stuff.

(it's John Posin, by the way)

Manal said...

I might be a little too late replying to this, but Mrs. Scandurro said it would be better to reply to all the posts so...
I evacuated to Carthage, Mississippi, a very small town where neither internet nor cell phones would work. There was nothing to do other than sit and listen to the news. Oh, and I saw a ghost. Apparently, the town is haunted. Seriously.

puddlewonderful said...

Carthage! How appropriate!

(Delenda Est Carthago?)

Margaret said...

Lol omg, Manal that's so cool. You have to tell me about that later. I went to Hattiesburg, MS. It wasn't so bad. Didn't do much but I actually got to eat pretty well over there, so my appetite was satiated. Glad Gustav and Ike didn't affect us like we had feared. =]

AP said...

El Paco...I'm a Wise whose ancestors are from Wiseville, too!