I started this blog because I was trying to make sense of what can, should, and will make it into my dissertation, in an attempt to forestall the ever critical internal editor. In the mean time – that is, until I get the dissertation written – I decided it more useful to open it up a bit, talk about other stuff that interests me, and  show the internet what a well-rounded person I am: a veritable Renaissance man. Except that I’m not a man.