I really shouldn’t be writing. I should be doing my laundry. But I’ll get to that.
I was surprised to see this article in the Times yesterday. In a nutshell, the ACLU and a couple professional organizations are suing the government for not allowing a Swiss Muslim scholar entry to the U.S. One of organization in the suit is the American Academy of Religion to which I belong. Their statement on […]
Today I’ve decided to be less grumpy. So there. As I was getting dressed, a memory floated into my head of when I first started grad school and how excited I was. How much joy I got out of even the idea of being an academic. An intellectual. And somewhere along the way, I’ve gotten […]
So here I am, sitting in a hallway of the Philadelphia Convention Center, at the Big Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion. To give you a fuller picture, I’m wearing a pair of black slacks (that I got for twenty-buck at Ross), a lovely blue shirt, and a sports coat that was no […]