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Georgia Tech

Today I’m getting ready to head down to Atlanta on Monday to begin my year as a Visiting Professor. 

Chief among these tasks is packing a nice-sized reference library of books about science, by scientists by Freeman Dyson, E.O. Wilson, Fynman, Oliver Sacks, Greene (THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE), Crick & Watson, etc.   And then there is the library of Books About Writing, as I will be teaching writing, and yet another library of science fiction and general literature, as I will be teaching SF Literature.  And criticism; those books are a sizeable presence here as well. 

So all in all I see a rather pleasurable afternoon shaping up, as sorting through books is one of my favorite pastimes.  Of course, it is a slow process, as one always needs to stop and read.

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1 Lois Gasu { 09.10.10 at 8:42 AM }

How long will you be at Georgia Tech? Do you travel to do any classes/seminars on writing? Do you teach any online classes through Georgia Tech on writing. I am very interested in writing and would like some professional guidance with some of my ideas and techniques.

2 Kathleen Goonan { 09.28.10 at 9:33 AM }

Lois, I will be teaching a writing class Spring Semester. Thanks for asking! I have taught writing here and there, so that’s certainly a possibility. But I have nothing concrete set up at this point.

3 William Goonan { 10.20.10 at 11:36 AM }

Interesting name…never read one of your books..I will read ‘In War Times” as soon as I can. Reading “Freefall” now but need a change from economics.

4 Kathleen Goonan { 10.20.10 at 9:07 PM }

A lovely name, isn’t it? My great-great grandparents managed to leave Mountshannon, Ireland for Ohio around 1850. How does your Goonan story go? I’ve found that most Goonans grew up thinking that they were just about the only ones on the world, but with the Internet, we now know that we are Many.

I haven’t read any of the Freefalls, but they sound interesting.

5 William Goonan { 10.22.10 at 10:34 AM }

My great-grandfather came from Galway/Claire area in the 1880’s.My mother’s father(Gilroy) came from Mayo.Her mother was from Limerick.”Freefall” was written by Robert Stiglitz who’s at Columbia and won the Nobel prize for economics.I read and write a blog that takes what I read and bring it into the political dialogue.I live near Wookstock,N.Y.

6 William Goonan { 10.22.10 at 10:43 AM }

I’m a jazz collector from the 20’s on and will purchase ‘In War Times ” this weekend.

7 Kathleen Goonan { 12.29.10 at 12:16 PM }

William, I hope you had a chance to find IN WAR TIMES! Let me know what you think.

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