All of which has nothing to do with anything. It’s still pretty early in the morning, I’m rambling, but I really wanted to get on to some deeper reflections about what’s going on in the World of Buddhism at the AAR. That is, after all, why I’m here. But first I think I ought to set the stage a bit. Do some academic name dropping.
This morning I went by the Employment Information Services center here at the conference. It’s a place where employers can list jobs and candidates can apply and interview and stuff. I decided to hang out in the “candidate lounge” to look through listings. Once I got in there I immediately felt nervous and depressed. And […]
Well it’s three o’clock in the afternoon of Friday of November 16th which can mean only one thing (for me at any rate): it’s the Big Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion.
No. You can’t. You can’t go home again. They usually tear down your home to make way for a strip mall or a dry cleaners. But even if they didn’t, even if your house was still there, you’d still have to fight that up-hill battle against nostalgia. You’re always going to be a sixteen year […]
So here I am, my last night in Philly. I don’t really have anything too exciting to report. But you know my love of Appropriate Endings. I remember when I was younger I’d always to save the last few pages (yes pages) of my journal to write something appropriately and melodramatically reflective, so sum up […]