Friday, December 19, 2008

"What the #$%! is the internet?" - Jay

Well, I've fought the tides for as long as I can. But I am sick and tired of ideas simply sliding into the ether. While I do an alright job of jotting down notions I get during job talks, exciting lunch chats with Michael Lawrence, and provocations lobbed by J, I need to make sure that all these ideas and thoughts I have get recorded somehow, and that they also get tested in the marketplace of ideas.

A blog seems an inevitability at this point. What will I try to do with it? I will post thoughts I have for papers and discussions. I might occasionally post a close reading a an academic text I have been working on. I will probably ask for professional/academic advice, on the hope that intelligent colleagues will read this blog. I might occasionally link to something really funny or entertaining (like this).

So, enough with the boring stuff. Hopefully my time at home will allow me to post something shortly.


  1. Yet again...I feel inadequate in the face of your academic prowess. I can't sustain my attention long enough to do one of these. Sigh.

  2. The blog is also arguably a new element of the job application package (making it particularly important to refrain from mixing business and pleasure, so to speak).