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.


Anonymous iT said...

Best of luck, and thanks for all the truly outstanding and well considered commentary.

December 06, 2007  
Blogger Daniel Cody said...

Good luck with your education Seth! I have always enjoyed reading your weblog and thought the keen insight you brought to the table was remarkable.

December 06, 2007  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Nice having known ya, fella.

Best wishes in the Ph.D. program.

December 06, 2007  
Blogger Zachary said...

Good luck and Godspeed!

December 06, 2007  
Blogger capper said...

Tis a sad day in the cheddarsphere, but a gain for acedamia. Good luck, and don't forget to visit.

December 06, 2007  
Blogger Jo Egelhoff, said...

Best of luck Seth. You've got tons of work ahead of you, but I know you'll enjoy it. Thanks for your intellectual pushes...

December 07, 2007  
Blogger John Foust said...

Good luck out there!

December 07, 2007  
Anonymous what's left said...

You will be missed Seth! Good luck.

December 07, 2007  
Blogger Seth Zlotocha said...

Thanks, everyone, for your thoughtful comments.

December 07, 2007  
Blogger Rick Esenberg said...

Mr. Z-l-o-t-o-c-h-a

Our loss but an exciting proposition for you. Best of luck!

December 07, 2007  
Blogger Seth Zlotocha said...

Thanks, Rick. I appreciate it.

December 10, 2007  
Blogger ΕΡΜΕΣ said...

I've enjoyed your blog. Good luck in the future Seth. You're a brave one - grad school is much more hellish and bizarre than the blogosphere could ever hope to be! But don't let the bastards get you down!

December 13, 2007  
Anonymous John P said...


I must say that I really enjoyed your blog. As a conservative who likes getting another point of view, I found your blog very imformative. You did not engage in name calling as do many blogs do on both the right and the left. You will be missed.

December 17, 2007  
Blogger Louis Kaye said...

Best wishes for you in everything you pursue.

December 28, 2007  
Anonymous patrick said...

And I would have started reading too. You're a sharp guy.

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Blogger Seth Zlotocha said...

Thanks, Patrick. I appreciate it.

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Continue for blogging.

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