I met Dr. Berlin from Boston University virtually in February this year, when she wrote out of the blue to say some nice things about the paper that Stefan, Milena, and I had published in a recent MLA collection. She holds a research chair in archeology, and works particularly in pottery of the Levant. The topic of our paper was interactive visualization in the humanities, but nonetheless, she felt that her research team might find it interesting if we could come to Boston and spend a day talking with them. The result was a lovely visit to a city that I’ve never been to before but would love to see again. I also met a roomful of people, some of whom I have admired for a long time, and some of whom I have only now learned to admire.