Tomorrow I’m off to Colombia for two weeks: a conference in Medellin, a seminar in Bogotá, and a short vacation-y stint in Cartagena. (It would be very foolish to visit a country like that, give a talk, and just come home without some exploration.) I’ll post as often as I can, but, as they say on television, “Stay with us.” Drs. Cobb and Mayer have graciously offered to fill in during my absence.
And then went down to the ship,
Set keel to breakers, forth on the godly sea, and
We set up mast and sail on that swart ship,
Bore sheep aboard her, and our bodies also
Heavy with weeping, and winds from sternward
Bore us onward with bellying canvas . . .