According to the date and time stamp on my last post it has been approximately eight months since I’ve shared anything on this platform. The reasons for this are numerous—moving to a new continent, getting set up in a new city, finding out that my wife and I are expecting our first child in October (i.e. ultrasounds, stroller hunting, house “nesting”), etc.— but I suppose one reason for me not having as much time to write many blog pieces stands out among the others. Generally, I have been busy with school. Specifically, I have been busy working on a 20,000-ish word thesis that has consumed the majority of my thought/writing/research energy. And, the remaining portion of that energy has been expelled on other essays I’ve had to complete for seminars and other conference papers I’ve written and presented. So, something had to give in my writing output, and unfortunately, it turned out to be this thought-lab which was the place where it had to give. As it happens, though, I’ve just reached a juncture in which there’s a bit of calm before the next thought/writing/research storm.
Two days ago, I completed and submitted my Master’s Thesis, and as such, I have a bit of time before I begin my Doctorate work in the fall. Numerically speaking, that means: 20,000 words down (my Master’s thesis will eventually become the first chapter for my PhD), and 80,000 words to go (to complete a PhD I’ll be required to write and defend a 100,000 word document). So, to celebrate, I thought I'd provide this little update and say maybe I'll start posting a bit more on here as I find some free time.
Talk soon, friends!