When I started this blog I wrote that I would not try to keep up with the incessant pace of the blogosphere.  Obviously, judging from the sparse number of posts at the end of this year, I have been quite faithful about that promise.

Fall teaching really took over much of my time with all of its relentless bureaucratic tasks.  After I got through the teaching demands of each week, what I really wanted most was long, uninterrupted blocks of time for reading, writing and research. I know this makes me a lousy writer for the digital age, since we’re all supposed to be constantly updating the world as to what we are reading, writing, watching, thinking, eating and wearing every hour of every day.  While I do realize I need to pick up the pace, mostly I’m OK with the way the year turned out.  Hopefully, taking this time away from public writing will pay off in the long term with some better ideas to share in the coming months.

So the dissertation defense is set for February. Related to that, I’ve also been plotting some changes to the content and focus of this blog.  Next month I hope to start things up again with a new name and some new material.

So that’s it.  That’s my grandiose end-of-the-year post.  Happy New Year. See you in 2014.