After a bumpy landing in DC on my way from Louisville I made it safe and sound in Boston. (The flight from Reagan to Logan was actually very smooth.) It was nice to see the banners welcoming us to the city…but I couldn’t help but wonder if our dues are paying for all of that. Could it be the tourism board? Next time the SBL board considers a cost increase I hope they will cut here first.
Grumpiness aside, it is good to be back in Bean Town! I have already bumped into my old friend Daniel Falk (see his new co-edited volume published by SBL on penitential prayer), Martin Goodman, Ziony Zevit, and Allan Cooper! We are off to a good start.