I started this blog over six years ago with two goals: first, to stop hounding my family with long emails about what I thought about such and such political development; and two, to describe what the process of doing a Master’s degree was like. As I started a PhD it seemed like a natural extension to cover what that process was like, so I kept going.
I’ve covered a lot of ground since then, both personally and on this blog. I’ve done 480 posts, 312 excluding the music stuff. It’s been a useful way for me to clarify my own thinking, and I think I’ve answered a few questions usefully. I even got into a minor tiff with an ersatz politician. And now, finally, I got to use the word ‘ersatz’.
But I’ve decided to make this post my last. As I finish my formal education and figure out what’s next, it seems appropriate to end this blog. I could keep doing it, without it being a great hardship to me, but I’m just ready to move on.
I hope it’s been interesting. Thanks for reading.