Although it hardly seems fair to say I’m taking a hiatus from blogging when the posting around here has been so variable, I’m still claiming this as a unique period of not posting, as opposed to my normal not posting.
I’ve been in the habit of closing down for the holidays, so I don’t have to feel guilty spending all day playing Borderlands with my sister rather than writing about imperialism and violence. Although I’m agnostic, I am super obsessed with Christmas, and I really appreciate being able to take a couple of weeks off.
However, this hiatus may last a little longer. As I’ve mentioned a few times here, I’m in the process of finalizing my doctoral thesis for resubmission, a weirdly Oxford process that has taken more than two years for various reasons. My final submission is probably going to be in the next two months, so between that and working full time, much of my intellectual and emotional energy is already allocated.
I’m hoping that by February, everything will be done, but I don’t anticipate being able to produce much for this blog until then. So until February, merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy Kwanza, happy New Gregorian Calendar, and Gong Hey Fat Choi!