Off to San Jose June 3, 2010

Off to San Jose

For the next few days, I’ll be visiting San Jose for the American Humanist Association’s annual conference. (On Sunday morning, I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on the topic: “Where’s Critical Thinking in Our Public Schools?”)

Not sure what Internet access will be like there, so I’ll assume there’s none.

If you’re there, please say hello!

To everyone else, please be kind while I’m gone 🙂

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  • lurker111

    But do you know the way???

    Sorry, I had to get that in first …

  • Christopher

    As a Bay Area native I can say, with full authority, that San Jose is one GIANT WiFi hub

  • Revyloution

    Do you know the way to San Jose?
    I’ve been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my way.
    Do you know the way to San Jose?
    I’m going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose.

    L.A. is a great big freeway.
    Put a hundred down and buy a car.
    In a week, maybe two, they’ll make you a star
    Weeks turn into years. How quck they pass
    And all the stars that never were
    Are parking cars and pumping gas

    You can really breathe in San Jose
    They’ve got a lot of space. There’ll be a place where I can stay
    I was born and raised in San Jose
    I’m going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose.

    Fame and fortune is a magnet.
    It can pull you far away from home
    With a dream in your heart you’re never alone.
    Dreams turn into dust and blow away
    And there you are without a friend
    You pack your car and ride away

    L.A. is a great big freeway.
    Put a hundred down and buy a car.
    In a week, maybe two, they’ll make you a star
    Weeks turn into years. How quck they pass
    And all the stars that never were
    Are parking cars and pumping gas

    I’ve got lots of friends in San Jose
    Do you know the way to San Jose?
    Can’t wait to get back to San Jose.

  • I am glad to see you are getting more and more speaking engagements, Hemant. You are my favorite of the prominent atheist voices, and I am happy you are becoming even more prominent.

    Ultimately, I would like to end up completely a Friendly Atheist myself, but having survived years of indoctrination and belief in the christian myth, I still vacillate to Extremely Annoyed, Almost Militant Atheist at times. 🙂

  • Bob

    Hemant:

    The Doubletree offers WiFi access for the usual hotel rates.

    The food is so-so, since they ‘reinvented’ the place as less of a convention hotel (despite having a wonderful facility) and more of business travel place, so everything got scaled back.

    In the area, may I recommend Mezcal at 25 West San Fernando Street. Great food. Spencer’s (in the hotel) isn’t a bad steak place, but it’s expensive.

  • stephanie

    Oh man, what rock have I been under? I love finding out about conferences halfway through them. Ah well.
    Anyway, as an area resident I can honestly say there is no reason to ever settle for substandard food or wi-fi signal in San Jose…

  • trixr4kids

    “Where’s Critical Thinking in Our Public Schools?”

    I’m so glad this question is being asked. I think that we atheists and skeptics should make it part of our mission to push for the inclusion of instruction in critical thinking in the schools, beginning in grade school.

  • jcm

    San Jose is the capital of Sillicon Valley, so internet access should not be a pain in the neck.