Thursday, 26 May 2005


I notified Chris last night and we discussed it via email. I’ll no longer pretend to blog at SN. Even when I have the time to do so, I don’t. School has changed my focus to the point that I’m no longer a motivated blogger and my output, when it’s been there, hasn’t been up to my standards.

On my old Insults Unpunished site, I had a quote by Arthur Alan Leff that went something like “I have an axe to grind, and plenty of fury to turn the wheel”. My fury is gone.

Thanks to Chris for providing me with a forum and, if I get what feels like a permanent swell of fury, I might be back. But I wouldn’t count on it. Thanks to all who have been supportive over the years.

Incidentally, today is my three-year anniversary as a blogger. I was a late starter in the aftermath of 9/11 and had plenty to say; today, not so much. A fitting day to put a clean end to this period in my life.


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I noticed the same thing when I started Ph.D. work. A lot of the creativity that would have gotten channeled into the blog got spent putting together papers, doing research and thinking about a diss.

I wish you luck, Robert. Perhaps when you finish up, you’ll find the fire again.


Thanks Bryan. Good luck on your work as well and I’ll be checking in on your blog.


Sad; I rather looked forward to your stuff.
Hope to see you around on the comment sections of the usual haunts.


Good luck Robert. I will miss you, but certainly understand. There is only so much energy and so many hours in the day.

But it the blogosphere won’t be nearly as interesting a place without you in it. Godspeed :)

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