I started this blog in 2006, when I was teaching physics at a small Catholic school in upstate New York. I left my teaching job in 2008 in search of greener pastures (in the pecuniary sense, not the chlorophyll sense). Well, I’ve succeeded in finding the more verdant, for sure, but that hasn’t much helped my blogging.
Since I’m not directly connected to the world of physics (and academics) anymore, I haven’t had a whole lot to say. Occasionally I’ve had ideas, but I feel that I can no longer write with the authority that someone writing a science blog should. There are many, many, many brilliant science bloggers out there who do a much better job than I can at presenting these issues. These days I identify more as a computer scientist (blech!) than as a physicist. However, I’m very happy in my new position and wouldn’t change it for the world.
In the intervening half-year since I ran out of steam writing about physics, I’ve let this space languish. I don’t want to do that anymore.
I’m going to be repurposing this blog over the next few weeks. I’m aiming to write shorter posts, focusing on my life and observations on the world, including science, politics, spirituality (and non-spirituality), technology, and the arts. I’ve always been something of a polymath, and in the past it’s been very limiting forcing myself to write about only one topic here. Hopefully this will change.
Many thanks to those of you who have read my rants about physics and education. That content will remain on the site in the “Physics Is Phun” category.
You don’t get to make many new beginnings in life. Fortunately in blogging it’s a lot easier.