Saturday, November 25, 2006

Pagan Studies and paper management

US Capitol Building, early morning, Nov. 21, 2006

The Capitol as it looked on my last morning's walk to the AAR-SBL meeting.

Coming home from the American Academy of Religion-Society for Biblical Literature meeting means an enormous amount of "paper management." Books, catalogs, receipts, business cards, mysterious scribbled notes, sample copies of journals, maps, newspaper clippings--all are dumped on my desk and need to be sorted out.

Somewhere in the pile is my notebook with about seven pages of "to do" items.

One thing I did hear was an insider's perspective on the lawsuit against the Veterans Administration over the pentacle on Sgt. Patrick Stewart's memorial. Thanks to the state of Nevada, he did get his pentacle.

Suffice it to say that the lawsuit may force the VA to reveal that a double standard was employed. There is an old saying: A fish rots from the head.

As I work through that to-do list, I'll have more to say about our sessions. Meanwhile, here is one bookseller's take on the last day of the book show..


Anonymous Erik said...

Thanks to the state of Nevada, he did get his pentacle.

Well... he did get a pentacle (go Nevada!). The main battle is still going on.

5:52 AM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

Oh yes, the lawsuit goes on. I said that. I would have liked to write more about what I learned in Washington, but I figure it was told to me in semi-confidence, so we will just have to wait for the next bulletin from Selena Fox at Circle or from Americans United.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great news that the pentacle gravestone was installed in Nevada - I hope the feds will now see sense as well.

3:41 AM  

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