It is one of the two or three best things about my job to have the chance to work with such exceptionally talented young philosophers and scholars.
The sentence struck me as a little odd when I first read it -- most people would say "It is one of the best things" and leave the "two or three" out. Now I have this suspicion that Brian has taken the time to rank the top 25 things about his job, and "Working with talented young scholars" tied with something else for the #2 slot. This is what one expects from the author of the PGR!
PS - Does anybody know what Jessica and Matt are to be congratulated for?