Please forgive this blog's inactivity for the past few months. Dissertation work, plus a full teaching load, has made it rather difficult to maintain a consistent blogging activity.
On the upside, I turned in 93 pages of my dissertation last Friday (10/3), and will turn in the rest (a hundred pages or so) in December. The defense should be some time in the spring semester '09.
In January, I will hopefully take a little break from this madness by going to St. John the Baptist Monastery in Essex, England, and then on to Rome.
Your prayers are coveted as I press on to finish this purgatory of a doctorate.