So it's been awhile.
I've let a lot of people down with my lack of writing on this site -- most importantly, I've let myself down. A few weeks ago, the good folks in the MIT Office of Admissions linked to my "It's More Than A Job" entry on their forum for non-admitted applicants. I received several emails from kids who had applied to MIT, thanking me for words I wrote in 2006. After all this time, my blogging is apparently still making a difference in the world... at MIT. Talk about a wake-up call.
But what about blogging here at Oberlin?
I have every excuse in the book, but I don't really want to get into those at the moment. Maybe in a future entry. To make a very long story short, most of what I want to write about might be considered too controversial -- a level of institutional transparency unbecoming of a VP -- and this fear has crippled my ability to blog thus far.
When I started this job I envisioned all sorts of new freedoms -- the benefits of climbing the org chart. And to a certain extent, many of those perceived freedoms have proven true - but blogging has been an exception, and a significant one. I need to figure out if that's based in reality, or only in my head.
If it is indeed a reality, it's time for me to hang up the blogging hat. I don't want to insult my readers (or myself) by simply blogging for the sake of blogging and writing a bunch of hollow garbage. Umagazinology hits the nail on the head here.
So what now? Time will tell. But it's time for one more shot at this. Let's see what happens.