My SIU paper went well. Thanks especially to Charles for putting me up for two days, to Bruce, Myron, and Rebecca for the fantastic conversation, and to the doctoral students for their great questions.
By talking with Bruce for awhile I was so happy to engage in productive conversation. In a matter of a few hours and over two dinners, Bruce, Charles and I hammered out some great ideas. My own "speculative naturalism" took shape in ways that I was hoping it would, chiseled out by Bruce's great questions and comments.