It appears that this blog has hit its inevitable identity crisis. That's not to say that I've run out of things to say, but that any attempt to organize a statement into a well-formulated journal entry has been thwarted by my "real" work on one hand and summer lethargy on the other. And therein lies the identity crisis: I didn't necessarily start this up to post well-formulated journal entries complete with citations and in-depth analysis, unless, by chance, such entries happened to be immediately possible and convenient. When this blog was more active, I was just as happy making quick observations as I was launching into involved political diatribes or musing about my hometown. The point was just to keep writing, to keep thinking, and I didn't quite accomplish either this summer.
But it's fall now, so...forward.