Monthly Archives: February 2012

On Temporary Break, Back in September

It’s been many months since I’ve posted something on this blog. I realised that some people have been following my blog, and so I’m posting this just to let you know what has transpired in the last few months, and to say a few things about the future of this blog.

I started my Masters programme back in September. It is no coincidence that my posting tapered off at the same time. Simply put, my MPhil in Economics is detrimental to my writing. Due to the compressed nature of the programme – most universities have a 2-year programme while I’m doing a 1-year programme – a lot of my mental energies are spent trying to digest and absorb the ridiculous amount of material they’ve crammed into the year. This leaves me with very little energy to write. Then there’s also the fact that this course is almost entirely mathematical. Advanced math and coherent writing are antithetical, at least in my case. And whatever is left in my tank needs to go into research for my dissertation.

What this means is that I’m going to take a temporary break from blogging. Well, technically since I’ve unofficially been on break since October, treat this as the official notice. While I enjoy writing, given it is the way I process and develop ideas, most of the ideas I’m having to wrestle with at the moment pretty much lie in the academic realm of economics, and since this is not an economics blog, I’m afraid there is very little for me to post up here.

But I’d like to stress the word temporary. Once this season in my life is over, I would like to pick up where I left off. If you would like a date, I’ll most likely resume sometime in September. For now, I’ll let the Apostle Paul have the final word – “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”