About This Blog

This was once a blog about academic writing, especially in the social sciences. In the summer of 2016, I decided to retire it and you can read about what I thought I had been doing up to then and why I stopped here. Then, in September, I felt the need to write about sexual harassment in astronomy and took the blog out of retirement for that purpose. By the time Donald Trump won the 2016 election I was apparently back at it and blogging regularly again.

This blog no longer has any particular focus other than an overarching concerning with the state of knowledge in society. I will probably write about scholarly writing from time to time, but this is no longer the purpose of the blog. I'm also not going to be offering cheerful advice to struggling academics here. That's my day job. This blog is where I get things off my chest. We'll see how it goes.