I don’t know about you, but I keep a “staging” file for my posts here. It’s a text file on my hard drive where I can write posts offline, and can also keep a list of things I want to write about. Right now, that list is longer than a typical short entry. I suppose two weeks’ vacation (photos from which are slowly going up on Flickr) will do that to a schedule, especially with all the driving that was involved. (And may I express my deep and unbounded loathing of the usually ambiguous and often misleading road signage in the New York City/New Jersey area? Yes? Thank you. I needed that.)
So, to begin the jamcracking: AEA Chicago‘s early bird deadline is fast approaching; it’s just nine days away as I post this. As we start gearing up for the show, we’ve re-started (and rebooted) an AEA feature called “Better Know A Speaker”. Originally, these were testimonials from Jeffrey and me, but that turned out to be more than our schedules can accommodate. So we’ve redone them as short interviews with speakers, which I think is far more interesting anyway. The first of these new BKAS pieces, with Dan Cederholm, went up last week. This week we’ve got Jeremy Keith. In the weeks to come, we’ll cover the rest of our Chicago speakers. The AEA news feed is of course the best way to keep up with these tidbits and other AEA info, but I’ll probably either blog or linkblog them here as well.