Although I have hosted Tar Heel Tavern five times before, I have not done so since I quit managing it. So, to make up for the lost time, I will be hosting next week, on October 1st, right here. Send your entries by midnight Eastern Time on Saturday at: Coturnix1 AT aol DOT com.
Although, like the White House, we made the big announcement of the Triangle Science Blogging Conference on Friday night, it is not true that nobody is paying attention - a number of people have expressed interest already and a few have already registered. So, are you coming?
Kevin is back from China. He is nursing jet-lag, reconnecting with his family, and avoding Chinese food, as well as trying to use what remains of nice weather to do some herping in the Sandhills. We'll meet soon for sure and I'll let you know if he decides to start his own blog.
My daughter's birthday was a few days ago. She got a nice new digital camera, so you'll be seeing some more good cat pictures here in the near future.
There are also several notable book-related events in the area next month:
The long-awaited second novel, THIRTEEN MOONS, from Charles Frazier, winner of the National Book Award for Cold Mountain will have its national debut on October 3 at Jones Auditorium on the campus of Meredith College. Tickets are $6 each, or 1 free with the purchase of THIRTEEN MOONS.
Elizabeth Edwards will read from and sign her new book SAVING GRACES: FINDING SOLACE AND STRENGTH FROM FRIENDS AND STRANGERS on Monday, October 9, 2006 at 7:30 PM at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh.
October 10, 2006, 6 pm: Durham, NC; SEEDS Harvest Dinner
October 11, 2006, 7 pm: Chapel Hill, NC; Morehead Planetarium at the University of North Carolina
Saturday, October 28
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Sunday, October 29
4:00 PM-5:30 PM
720 Ninth Street
Durham, NC 27705
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I might add that we've also been able to secure an on-campus lecture for Chris Mooney on Mon, Oct 30, 12 to 1 pm, at the Duke University Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities, probably in Duke North, Room 2002.
That's great! I'll make sure to point that out when I post about it again, closer to the event.