Monday, June 19, 2006
What Is Up
I have been neglectful of my academic blog because I've been feeling very blah about most academic things. That is not normal for me, and I think it's largely due to my recent weaning from a drug that fucked up my head, a recent health problem re: a person very important to me, and a whole lotta exhaustion. Luckily, I've found a new sense of purpose in terms of my academic self. I've decided that my ideas matter, even if they're not buttressed by hundreds of important critics. I know they matter because I care about my ideas and my students are inspired by my ideas. I'm a reasearcher and an educator, and I wouldn't want to sacrifice either for the sake of money or reputation -- how could I live with myself if I did?