Once again it has been some time since I have blogged. I am making some changes most notably of which is the name of my blog. (For those of you who are linked to my blog feel free to change the name if you wish but I will be keeping the same url, at least for the time being.) The name change reflects my ever widening interests in the world of Late Antiquity, especially the Greco-Roman and cultural-anthropological background to the era of Second-Temple Judaism. I have two months left of undergraduate work and will be taking a year off before entering graduate school and fortunately I have a new job which is third shift which means sometimes I have downtime with internet access at hand. All of this means, hopefully at least, that I will now be able to blog on a frequent basis. Thanks to all of you who have put up with my lack of blogging and I look forward to getting back to full speed.