Attempting to not reinvent the wheel. Thursday, Aug 29 2013 

So.  I think I’ve found a way to try and do something other than saying the same thing over and over and over and over.  Interestingly enough, it’s something that makes my project Anthropological rather than Historical.  So, in short, I feel silly not having thought of it before.



What’s not a really good idea to try doing during an incredibly busy semester? Thursday, Jun 3 2010 

Namely, one in which you’re taking two classes with one of the most exacting professors in your department, and another one with a professor studying both the subject and region in which you’re interested?  While also starting a new research-heavy job at the library?  While also working as an ESL tutor?  A writing intensive blog.  So yeah — you may have noticed that my investment in this dropped from “yeah yeah yeah!” to “no really, I’m going to post regularly” to “blog?  What blog?”  For the three of you who read this with any regularity, I’m sorry but something ended up having to give.

So why have I come skulking back?  Because it’s summer, and I’m determined to make it a productive one.  I also have absolutely no excuse to not be productive because a (slightly) more leisurely summer is one of the few tangible side benefits of academia.  This blog, which I do feel has potential, might come in handy.  Curious?  Then read on.