got out of the office today...
i'm working with good friends and minnversity colleagues on a project at the public/policy/professional sociology nexus. today, we made our first pitch to the professionals we'll need to greenlight access to the data.
it was good.
as academics, we were well outside our comfort zone but energized. we learned much that we'd never find in the journals and we met some good people who needed answers. all agreed that we were onto something cool and unknown and almost-but-not-quite impossible. so, i'm encouraged.
if you want me to believe you, you believe me. The society of man is cemented with mutual credit. Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you.
-- miguel de unamuno, our lord don quixote