Comments on: Deep in the Heart http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:56:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Geoff http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-796400 Thu, 03 Mar 2011 04:02:32 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-796400 Y’all have already hijacked this thread, so I’m just going to pile on. The Salt Lick easily deserves to be mentioned in the top tier of central Texas barbecue, and I have eaten all over from Llano to Taylor to Lockhart and beyond. And there’s other great barbecue to be had within the city limits.

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By: scatx http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-796172 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:49:49 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-796172 Shoot – that link was just him. Here was my response: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/01/the-unbearable-whiteness-of-pro-lifers-and-pundits/70002/#comment-134056174.

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By: scatx http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-796170 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 17:47:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-796170 Ann, last night at dinner I talked about a back-and-forth that Ta-nehisi Coates and I had about the importance of blogging. Here’s a link to it: http://bit.ly/hxzD6O.

I’m on the side of “not a waste of time”. I am excited to hear you talk about this tomorrow and to see what my colleagues think.

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By: wini http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-795766 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:13:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-795766 The Salt Lick is most definitely worth the time and money. Unless you are a native Texan, or someone who has the leisure time to drive around rural Texas.

I see this repeated all the time, and it confounds me. The food (other than the brisket) is fabulous for those of us not invested in the purest of pure Texan BBQ.

I don’t care that much about the blogging question, sorry.

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By: Z http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-795693 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 11:39:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-795693 Enjoy TX!

Meritocratic inclusiveness, honesty – I say no. With one exception: Western Dave’s point. Echoed by others. A blog like yours is useful for him and others in similar situations.

Waste of time – not at all. But then, I don’t do academic blogging, my blog is personal and arty, so it occupies a different space than academic work. It’s done a lot for me personally, though. Meanwhile, I read academic blogs and learn a lot from them. It’s not the same kind of reading as reading journals. But it’s often the water cooler talk I need, when water cooler talk on the topic I need it on is not the topic locally. I learn useful things.

What I really wish is that blogs had existed when I was an assistant professor. I found everything so odd back then, and I had questions nobody would answer usefully, because I already knew the standard answers and nobody was willing to give other, more applicable answers. I routinely see new people ask questions like the ones I had, anonymously or pseudonymously, and get very useful anonymous or pseudonymous input and information. This is fantastic, I think.

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By: Dr. Koshary http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-795604 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 07:45:30 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-795604 Daniel S. Goldberg is right: Salt Lick is just a waste of time and money. Unfortunately, all the very best barbecue in that area is a sizable drive out of Austin. It would, however, be a missed opportunity if you didn’t go out for some great Tex-Mex food while you’re there. Get some locally based colleagues to give you recommendations.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-795545 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 04:06:36 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-795545 CPP–the dress was a controversial pick with the women I was hanging with too. I thought it was awesome, but others thought it was too much in the pale-nothings department discussed above. Why didn’t Mrs. CPP like it? (Alas, my skin is probably too pale to pull off that shade, but Halle Berry was made for it.)

Thanks for your compliments, Western Dave, koshem Bos and truffula, and everyone! (Again, I really wasn’t fishing. I’ve been asked to talk about this!) Roxie got it mostly right above–I don’t *think* this blog in particular is a waste of my time and I hope it’s not too much of a waste of yours! But I think that has to do with the fact that I’m a relatively isolated scholar whose research interests are marginal rather than central to her department. I’ll report more on this after my talk at UT on Thursday, but I think that the blog has value although (like Dr. Crazy) it’s not something I report on my annual evaluation.

There is value in some labor even if one doesn’t necessarily get “credit” for it. Many readers and commenters like to cook fresh food at home, for example–this is something that might to some people look like a “waste of time,” especially if they live in well-served urban areas with lots of carry-out salads and a tremendous array of carry-out food. Those of us whose culinary (or intellectual) options are more limited may find it worthwhile to cook or blog.

(I know it’s not a great analogy, but it’s been a long but extremely productive day conferencing and I iz tierd.)

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-795527 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 02:30:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-795527 I thought Halle Berry’s dress was beautiful, but for some reason PhysioWife hated it. I can ask her what she didn’t like, if anyone is curious.

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By: truffula http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-795427 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:08:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-795427 Whoops, don’t know what happened to mangle the html. I know how to type these things.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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By: koshem Bos http://www.historiann.com/2011/02/28/deep-in-the-heart/comment-page-1/#comment-795396 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:17:54 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14292#comment-795396 Blogs don’t keep anyone more honest, academically or otherwise, they were without blogs. It’s quite strange to hear that some think that tools make you honest.

Most opinion blogs are a waste of time both reading and writing. Most blogs are badly written and the ideas they convey are negligible or worse. There are some excellent opinion blogs that are worth reading; blogs such as this one, Nake Capitalism, Krugman’s, New Deal 2, John Quiggin and the now sporadic Arglachel. Clearly, there may be other excellent blogs I haven’t encountered.

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