I spent some of the final days of 2007 at the American Philosophical Association eastern division meeting in Baltimore. What a change from years past. There were some very good sessions, including one on the history of philosophy with attention to difference, featuring Robert Bernasconi, Eduardo Mendietta, and Penny Deutscher. There were several feminist panels and a very good SPEP presentation by Kelly Oliver with a response by Tina Chanter. The new eastern division president is Anthony Appiah and the next one will be Seyla Benhabib. Altogether, it’s possible to discern a shift in the leadership and the program to things that, I think, matter. Moreover, the mood was very different — perhaps because the interviewing took place in a different hotel and because the meeting was in Baltimore. It was simply more laid back. What a nice change.