So my blog is becoming outdated too fast, too soon but I've had a fantastic and extraordinary summer. First my family supported me in going to Bergen, Norway to present at the European Group for Organizational Studies for a week. I left Jocelyn and little Amieh in Oakland to take this trip and I met a wonderful group of kindred ethnographic souls in Bergen and my good old Activity Theory friends from Finland working with Ritva Engestrom.
Then home to Jocelyn and Amieh and we worked out a nice schedule with Amieh who is 7 months old now!!! She can sit up now and can almost crawl! I take her on a stroll in th e kolcraft stroller in the morning where she gets a chance to nap as we walk the hilly and leafy green Piedmont neighborhood and then it's down to Piedmont avenue for coffee (decaf) and a morning read of the New York Times (if Amieh lets me read that is!). And then I put Amieh in a Snuggly carrier where she gets to face forward and see the world and we walk down Piedmont ave. where unbeknown to me at first Amieh is all smiles to the passersby. And I love their comments: She's a beautiful baby!...etc. I'm a proud Papa what can I say. And we've started her daily hebrew lessons from Aleph to Tav I recite the alephbet to her.
Here are some pics of my trip to Norway! Now I'm trying to complete my book proposal to MIT Press on The Institute For the Future and their performative methodologies.
Wish me luck!