I’m only mildly disappointed that the Lord has seen fit to smite Juneau with 12-14 inches of snow today. The disappointment comes from the fact that my evening seminar was all set to discuss the first half of Anthony Shadid’s Night Draws Near, but it looks as if we’ll have to postpone our treatment of the Iraq War until the last week of the semester. I was even prepared to do a dramatic reading of Michael Ledeen’s infamous “cauldronize the Middle East” column; then I would have given my students a quiz that I made up entitled “Neoconservative Book Title, or Straight-to-Video 1980s Action Film?” Alas.
The great news, of course, is that I don’t have to leave the house today. And I’ll have time to develop a dramatic reading of one of Ledeen’s latest arias.
Anyone have a fake beard I can borrow?