Thursday, December 06, 2007

In Effect Heading Into Semi-Retirement

I started this blog back in January 2006 largely as an intellectual outlet that I was missing since leaving grad school. And I've enjoyed having the ability to delve into a wide variety of topics a little beyond the surface, which is different than grad school where there's a deep focus on a few topics.

But after just under 800 posts, I'm feeling the urge to return to looking into fewer topics more deeply, so I've decided to head back to grad school to continue pursuing a Ph.D. in History starting next month.

I intend to continue working full-time, which puts me on the 8-10 year plan for completion, but taking it slow will be good for me. My first tour in grad school was marked by dissertation topic changes every few weeks, sometimes every few days, which is probably why this blog was such a nice fit for me at the time. This time around I plan to be the tortoise rather than the hare.

I will continue following the cheddarsphere on a regular basis as a commenter. And, if the urge strikes me, I may toss up the occasional post, particularly as the election season heats up next year.

Until then, take care, Happy Holidays, and thanks for reading.