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From Chronicle Careers, March 23, 2007:

To become a scholar is the work of a lifetime, and that work continues no matter where you hang your hat...

The annual Society of Biblical Literature meeting is big, amorphous, and generally a lot of fun. I go every year, and since this column is anonymous, I don't mind admitting that I spend some of the time playing —seeing the sights, buying books, catching a few papers, hanging out with friends, and generally hobnobbing. Next year's conference is in San Diego, which should be really fun because the beach will be nearby....

I digress. This year I actually had a mission that distracted from my fun. My goal was to position myself for getting a new job that would take me off the academic D list . . .

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Citation: Rex Sayers, " Scenes From a Conference," SBL Forum , n.p. [cited April 2007]. Online:


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