I just want to second (third?) all of Kenna and Sharron's
suggestions--though of course I didn't even sit through the longest day
because I got sick and slept through everything from Saturday 2 pm on (even
missing Talent Night, which made me even more miserable).
I did manage to get up, packed and on the plane home Sunday, but have been
sick in bed all week until today (my first day without painkillers) with a
mystery illness. Was anyone else sick right after Inkshed with severe
flu-like symptoms? (nausea, fever, chills, severe headache, joint and
muscle aches, cough, complete exhaustion, dizziness, etc). If so, please
let me know off-list ([log in to unmask])--my doctor and I are having
trouble figuring out exactly what this thing is and it would help if I knew
if anyone else came down with something similar (though of course I hope
that no one did). I could certainly have picked up something lethal on the
plane on the way there--and if so, I certainly hope I didn't pass it on to
anyone else at White Point. I haven't been this sick since I had pneumonia
in 1995 (I'm the kind of person who "never" gets sick, I would have said
until Inkshed), so I hope everyone steers clear of it. Please take good
care of your immune systems in the next few weeks, esp. if you spent much
time talking to me!
At 10:27 AM 5/22/2005, you wrote:
> As always, a rich conference which certainly deepened the questions for
>me. And thanks again, Jane, for making things run so smoothly that we
>didn't notice the distracting noises of any necessary machinery.
> In the couple of days after the conference, when a few stray souls are
>still hanging out together, it seems that we perennially talk about how
>things could be even better next year. Then we forget about them until
>next year, and most of the same things happen again. So, here are a few
>suggestions from Sharron Wall and me, just to get the discussion
>started. If we begin now, perhaps next year's organizers won't have to
>hear the same post hoc suggestions?
> More time for Inkshedding/discussion. (Sound familiar?)
> Built in recognition that participants thrive under
>different formats--some prefer writing first, then discussion; some need
>the reverse. Also, the double Inkshedding (a first time thing, I think)
>worked well on Friday night. More variations like this one?
> Less crowded agenda
> More reading time
> Body breaks between sessions: maybe change chairs or at least be
>reminded to get up and move--essentially what I (Sharron) am saying is that
>sitting there for hours is debilitating.
> Spare time on Saturday
> Grad students should not have to present at the end. And does anyone
>let them know what to expect and what the rough guidelines might be?
>Good luck, Stan and co.
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