The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Talk Went Well

My talk when the very well.  There was a lot of interest in my findings so that is good.  It is a weird feeling of sorts in regards to my pipe and the meeting.  It felt so very natural to do all the typical science meeting things a this conference.  I learned a lot, and I saw a lot of good research.  I ha a lot of fun, in typical conference fashion... a lot of nice food, beverages and pipes and talk and joviality.  I also kept up all my exercise as well, and in face ran a total of 33 miles this past week.  Tomorrow I head home, which will also be wonderful.  But, I am more lost than ever about how to proceed in regards to my pipe smoking.  It felt so natural and normal to indulge in the pipe.  But, still at the heart of the matter, I know I need to figure out how to stop.  Why do I stay with this?  It is a conundrum that has so many factors that I am pulled in so many directions.  A part of me feels like this is who I am, a part of me feels I should be better than this.  And a part of me also grows tired of thinking about it.  

I may post some writings I have from the past that I think I need to reread and contemplate.  Maybe with rereading these and also your insights, perhaps I can find clarity of how to proceed.  I will start these posts in the next day or two I think, after I return.



Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

I'm glad your talk went well, Professor. It seems your pipe smoking is embedded in your personality. Giving it up might be akin to a religious conversion. You might require some kind of powerful ritual to impress the transformation on your psyche.

Monday, 17 July, 2017  
Blogger Sharon Qualls said...

Happy to hear the talk went well. I'd be interested in reading some of your notes or papers.
I think this stopping your pipe has you feeling deprived. Maybe lay off the thought for a while and consider going at it from a different angle.

Monday, 17 July, 2017  

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