I've just met one of the liveliest and most congruent-with-me minds that I've met in a while: Dipesh Chakrabarty of Chicago, author of a now seminal essay on climate change and history. Books were exchanged and much fun was had at the expense of Hegel (!).
He's doing a talk here today and tomorrow the Sawyer Seminar folks here will discuss it.
I love my new job.