Rainy, windy and cool in Steamboat -- also, beautiful and pretty empty... many of the businesses are only open in the winter. I used to have phone contact with a salon here that was only open from mid-October to late-April.. i.e. ski season. She earned enough money over the winter to play all summer...
I scanned / read / parsed and "endnoted" three books today:
"The Ethics of War and Peace" by Lackey
"On War and Morality" by Holmes
"Just War Principles and Causes" by Richard J. Regan
All are pretty good books, either Lackey or Regan will give good info on the subject, but Regan is better because it is more updated (1989 vs. 1996).
It is nice to be done with teaching and to have time to work on my own stuff...
At BNCC I noticed certain faculty members (none in my discipline, I'm the only non-PhD in the bunch....) turn-up their noses at the prospect of my wanting to work on my dissertation. They also got pretty defensive etc... and I think the only thing that made my summer plans acceptable is that I'm also presenting at a pedigogical conference this summer.
I really hate that attitude. It isn't like I'm a worse teacher because I spend time learning about my own subject --- of course, Wise Woman would tell me that the person who got really bent out of shape is in a made-up discipline and that I shouldn't take it seriously -- as she probably DOES know everthing about her field.
Of course, the person I'm thining about has a BA in education.... hmmmmm. I'm glad other people do that and not me.