So I just got back from an amazing trip to Charlottesville, Virginia, where I met some really bright, engaged students, some talented artists and photographers from the art department, and even managed to spend some time exploring the beautiful city. The lecture went pretty well, and it was great to see a packed house and meet more than a few readers there. Thanks to those who came out as well as those who e-mailed suggestions.
The university put me up in the Colonnade Club in Pavilion VII (on Jefferson's lawn). It was pretty damn nice (and also kind of adorable how all the college hotshots live in those little one-bedroom cells on the lawn and get firewood delivered to their doors). I heard the word Jeffersonian about 40 more times than I do on an average weekend, and only got lost among the hundreds of seemingly-identical neoclassical buildings once. I really loved Charlottesville and I can't wait to go back.
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