Back in the Beltway

We’ve arrived in our new home, and things are settling down. On our first night here, our car was broken into it, and it’s taken a bit of time to get internet running smoothly, but I’m finally ready to start blogging more regularly.

DC is a wonderful, wonderful town: I love the Mall and the Capitol Hill district, and the many universities in the area. It’s somewhat bittersweet that Peter Levine is saying a simultaneous farewell to the city as we arrive. Unfortunately, we don’t live in the District proper. We’re just barely living inside the Beltway, though, so I guess I’m officially out of touch with the American People.

I’ll be doing some follow-up work at the Library of Congress, and I may post some results here. I’ve got a great letter from Arendt to Auden on forgiveness and judgment, for instance, that would make a good post tomorrow…. Also, I’ve just picked up Richard Sennet’s new book on The Craftsman. Should be an interesting summer!

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