Last week I submitted my dissertation to my adviser and my readers. This weekend I am tying up some remaining loose ends and preparing a 25 page summary version of the dissertation to submit to my examiner, a member of my committee who reads only this abbreviated version of the dissertation rather than the entire thing.
After this weekend, though I will still be teaching five classes, I will have more available time for blogging and beginning Thursday, April 1, I will at long last commit to regular time developing ideas and responses to the news and the internet here at Camels With Hammers. I have missed blogging a great deal. It has taken a good bit of self-restraint to commit to my plan of restricting myself any philosophical blogging until the dissertation is completely prepared for defense. There have been numerous stories I wanted to comment on, numerous ideas I wanted to develop. I have not been away from lack of inspiration or boredom with the medium at all. I’m dying to get back here. I hoped and initially announced I would be back by Valentine’s Day but now can assure you it’s no April Fool’s Day joke that I will be back April 1.
Good things are ahead. Thanks to all of you who have kept checking in the last 4 months of reduced blogging. I hope to reward your patience with me with a tireless and thought provoking blog once again soon.