While in California, I represented the younger, newer, more hip generation to Jason and Jeanine, who quizzed me about my use of blogs. In particular, I had cause to reflect on the status of blogs run by graduate students and their probable effects on the reputation of those kids. If I were better at finding old things, I’d like to a post where many people who interact with job search committees concluded that it would probably hurt these kids. Instead, I’ll just assure you that they said this.
I’m happy with most of what I write about non-philosophical topics on here. It’s usually not too stupid, even though my writing style still fails to exist. But if this is to be my public face as a philosopher, I need to write better philosophy or less of it. So I think I’m taking the easy option. I’ll try to take up the slack with personal posts, but unincriminating ones. So here’s what you can expect from me in the future:
“Moved to Pittsburgh three months ago. It is very cold. I am eating Ramen.”
The summer is not going so well. I haven’t even started studying logic in preparation for the exam I’ll be taking at the beginning of next semester, nor have I done any work on the Brutal Composition paper, or my stab at Simples. I try to reason that it’s the summer before I enter grad school, and that I can afford to postpone serious work until I arrive there, but it still makes me hate summer.