Change in Plans
This blog is in its fourth year, and I have posted almost every week. But in this fifth year (my years start in September), I have a dissertation to finish and some issues in my private life to deal with. For the past few months, writing a post every week has felt like a burden. So I am moving to an irregular schedule, with probably two or three posts a month. I may let myself post more lighthearted things about whatever inspires my whimsy, and not try so hard to balance different themes every month.
I hope to have some academic publications to announce and pictures of cats to share in the coming months. Thanks to everyone who stops by!
Main thing is to keep this something you enjoy doing. Hope the dissertation goes swimmingly and that the personal issues can be resolved, moved past, and/or managed as well as possible. All the best, and I have to say I have been won over by the form of ‘internet curiosity’ you practice.
Thanks for all the interesting posts and look forward to more when time and mood allow.
You’re welcome Aaron! If I ever come across anything else to share with the wargamers, maybe I will post again to Phil Sabin’s list, but ancient Near Eastern sources are not really the best for building an ORBAT or technical description of a battle. And for me the fun of any kind of tabletop gaming is playing with other people.
Sean, I’ll look forward to reading future blog posts at whatever pace makes sense for your life. I’ve insisted for years that some of the most interesting (and unclassifiable) people are still writing blogs. I was troubled a decade ago by how eager people were to exchange what you refer to as the public Internet for opportunities to enrich big social-media firms instead. Best of luck getting everything done in the months ahead! And be assured that you’ll still have readers when you find you have new things to say.
Thank you Jeff! The other thing which occurs to me is that different media can reach different kinds of people. There are people who will never read something, but will believe it if someone telegenic sits in front of a camera and tells them about it … and the reverse is true. Now back to work I go …