So summer's over. The Pacific Crest Trail -- replete with snow, 3,000 foot gains and losses in elevation, and incredible beauty -- is now completed. Behind us. We did Oregon to Washington. Though my wife has not completed this, here's our blog on the trip, for those who wish:
We'll try to add more later.
While away, Andrew Hartman at the very fun and fine US Intellectual History Site posted a commentary on my work. It deserved a response, but what's a poor boy to do when he's got limited access to computers? Wait til he's back in civilization. So here's my response, although late:
Response to Hartman
I'd also like to celebrate the publication of a friend's book. George Cotkin has just published Dive Deeper, a wonderful exegesis on Moby Dick and its many receptions. Well worth checking out:
More later. Right now I'm still sad summer's over.