After an unplanned, rather lengthy, and otherwise unremarkable hiatus (*yawn*...), postings will continue until morale improves. In the interim I've begun working at the University Museum in Philadelphia once more.
I recently discovered LibraryThing, an easy and addictive online book-cataloguing site, whose developer's interests, incidentally, "run to ancient history, Greek and Latin." It's easy to lose oneself in, and I spent quite a bit of time cataloguing while home for Thanksgiving, though the task is still far from complete. I also set up a widget in the sidebar below the links that shows random books from my library for amusement.
I'd also like to offer belated congratulations to Dr. Mercado! As I consider setting foot on that path in the not-too-distant future, it's encouraging to see such successes emerging from the end of the trail.
For whatever reason I just now recalled a sign I saw from the window of a bus from Assisi to Perugia, early in September 2005, for a bar called "Pantarei," which I thought was amusing at the time (Heraclitus' famous dictum, panta rei, means "everything flows"), but I see now is not so uncommon.