Maybe it is just me, but I love receiving the most recent issues of a particular journal; I am a member of three historical associations, and when a current issue arrives in my mail, I usually cannot wait to delve into the articles, eager to assess the most recent academic scholarship. Also, as I have noted to students, I cannot read every single scholarly book that comes out. Hence, I spend empty office hours studying the basic premise of what is being discussed. Sure that makes me a bit of a fraud, but I am an honest one. With the transition from my last teaching position to my current one here at Brooks, my membership expired. As you can see from the note above, I am sorta back in the game. Cheers!