Thursday, June 26, 2008

I breathe again.

Just a note to let my readers know that next month I'll be moving to DC to take up a post at the Catholic University of America, Department of Semitics, as Associate Professor. I'm looking forward to it.

Goodbye, cubicle, hello, office. Some words from Wordsworth seem apposite:

I breathe again!
Trances of thought and mountings of the mind
Come fast upon me: it is shaken off,
That burthen of my own unnatural self,
The heavy weight of many a weary day
Not mine, and such as were not made for me.

UPDATE: Many, many thanks to those of you who have left comments and sent emails of congratulation. I'm overwhelmed and humbled. See you all in Boston this November!

CB: Drop in for a cuppa anytime. Mike H.: Email me and let me know what you're up to.


Anonymous said...

Congrats! That is fantastic, what a great position--you make all us HUCers proud.

John Hobbins said...

Great news! They are fortunate in DC to have you on board.

bulbul said...

Congratulations to you and to the Catholic University.
Now excuse me, I gotta get back to watching Lost so that I can read your blog regularly without fear of spoilers :)

c. jay crisostomo said...

Congratulations. You will carry on CUA's great tradition of Aramaicists well.

Anonymous said...

Stephen G.

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Anonymous said...

Praise God that your skills, education and passion will finally be put to good use!

And we will miss you and your family at St. Stephen's.

David Bailey+

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! They're lucky to have you.
All the best!

David Everson

Targuman said...

Congrats Ed! I had been waiting to shout from the rooftops! Email me when you are settled and the next cuppa is on me!

Anonymous said...

Ed, what great news to hear of the associate prof position. Finally. They are fortunate. Best to you, Mike Hagan

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and keep in touch, Ed!

S and C said...

So glad you are coming to our DC area. I'm teaching just across the river at VTS, and sure hope we can interact often. Congratulations, ---Stephen Cook