Hey folks. Sorry I’ve been MIA for so long. After my Thanksgiving message, my computer suffered a thermonuclear meltdown. Being a Mac, the problem as an unavoidable hardware failure. Fortunately, being a Mac, it was easy, although time-consuming, to recover my data. Said data also included all of my friend’s wedding pictures (I was photo dump during his wedding), as well as two chapters of my dissertation that were due. I managed to recover everything but the two most recent drafts of the dissertation. This situation lead to increased pressure on deadlines, then came finals and grading. During the holiday had had medical news in the family which also took time, as well as a move from Cambridge to NY, with hundreds of books (not pounds, just books). Harvard, of course, has more exams after your holiday, so I’m just entering a new term and beginning to dig out of utter chaos.
I also lost a chunk of islamicate mail, so I apologize if you’ve been waiting for a response on anything and haven’t gotten one. Please re-send and I’ll got on it ASAP.
Thanks to GhostDog for picking up the slack and Who You? for keeping us theologically oriented instead of all politics all the time.
I’ll be playing catch up with stories for the next few days, so it will be link heavy. Then commentary comes back with a vengeance.