simply speaking, I am a historian keeping track of my own history. my quest is, as always, vigilance and refinement of my craft, and the painstaking pursuit of erudition. and I need a less popular, more focused space to do this in. this blog will frequently be very academic, mostly in the historical sense, and it will probably also be a kind of thought-draft workspace for more polished thoughts elsewhere. I remain unapologetic. often my initial reaction to issues, ideas and problems is an emotional one, and only with slow, rigorous reflection and self-scrutiny can I form my opinions and thoughts, albeit perpetually provisional ones. and I learn, develop myself and remember best through writing for myself, and that is what this blog is for.
that said, if you are keeping up, and have things to contribute, I would love nothing more than to engage with and learn from you and listen to your comments. I am periodically quite overwhelmed by how woefully little I know about anything, and if you’re moved to comment, you probably know much more about whatever I was pontificating about than I do.
I will not tolerate hate or intemperate idiocy. and occasionally, I might cross-post.