So I'm back and losing it. Thanks, everybody for all the good vibes. Interview one went reasonably well, I think, despite my missing the flight and just about having a nervous breakdown traveling on standby. Really liked the people and the department. Campus really cool. Town not bad -- rust belty, but ok. Rumour has it that property taxes are really high, but changes in ADM's personal circumstances make it highly unlikely that she will be doing more than renting for some time. I have one interview next week -- must send unselected primary source this week. And -- woohoo! an interview for the only local TT job the week after. I can happily say that each position has its own ups and downs, and I'd take any of them at this point, but also need to send in a couple more apps this week.
New classes are mad. No more new preps for a while, please. And yes, I'm thinking about that panel for Kazoo -- have a possible third person who might be able to pull together a paper on Alcuin and monastic things. I need to look over my diss and see what I can do in that vein -- a great deal of it is on monastic donors, but I need to check out a book that came out at about the same time as my diss (I think I started first ... just took a long time to finish) that deals with some of the same sources. So maybe I can do it as a "revisited" kind of thing?
But must concentrate on new class and jobs first. No, I'm not totally freaking out.
D'oh -- how about the excerpts from Pliny and Trajan's correspondence at the Fordham site? It's got administrative stuff and Christians. And doesn't need much in the way of context ...