I am reminded that this blog still exists every year when my domain registration comes up for renewal. I always renew it because every once in a while a friend will ask me about the historicity of Jesus or the origin of Easter, and it's handy to be able to give them a link instead of repeating myself. (This is the same rationale that has resulted in my keeping a plastic tub of outdated cables, chargers, and extraneous computer giblets, since there was one time I actually needed one of them...) So after nearly a decade of silence, it is past time that I provide an update, explain my absence, and close up shop.
Suffice it to say that I am no longer actively engaged in my former academic pursuits, and that is unlikely to change. But I will leave this site intact as a monument to my past efforts (and perhaps my hubris). Look upon my works ye mighty, and all that.
To the 5-6 people who actually read this thing, thank you for your support.
Be kind, my friends, for we are fleeting.