19 November 2009

no sbl this year

I will not be attending SBL this year, which is a bit disappointing but not entirely a let-down. There are so many things going on right now that this would seem oddly out-of-place, and perhaps I need a bit of a break from some things right now.

It shouldn't need to be stated that my biggest loss is the exhibition floor, where books flow and friendships connect. I've come to the point where I don't even pretend to be excited about the sessions - aside from a few gems which arise once in a great while. It's all about the experience, and the most fruitful time is spent in the company of scholars who are genuine enough to befriend you (if only for a moment).

Well, start planning for a return to Atlanta . . .

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