Though I’ve been blogging at the Duck of Minerva for more than 9 years, I haven’t posted much content for several years. My last post here was in mid-February. You can find maybe half a dozen posts in 2013 and 2014. It’s a terrible record. Embarrassingly, I had to look up my username just to log in.
There are multiple explanations for my silence: the U.S. withdrew from Iraq, which was my original blogging muse. I became department chair. My hair is turning very gray. Blah, blah, blah.
However, in my own defense, I should note that I am a much more frequent contributor to the Tweets sidebar here at the Duck. In fact, I can only conclude that I’m now a “microblogger,” at least primarily. Is that worthwhile?
With that question in mind, I’m going to try to post a regular “Tweets of the week” piece. This will mostly be retweets from my Twitter feed, though I may slip in one or two of my own original tweets. I’ll try to highlight major issues of the week.
Re: Upcoming Scottish Independence Vote (which captured my attention while traveling there in August)
What would an independent Scotland look like? http://t.co/xKluBr44Ef http://t.co/CE6XEUotDT
— Paul Beckett (@paulwsj) September 12, 2014
Re: ISIS (this is a parking ticket issued by ISIL):
Re: AU department chair:
@RodgerPayne @ErikLoomis Anyone else read this and think, hmm, job opening at AU? Asking for a friend.
— Dr. Annelies Kamran (@metaAnnelies) September 6, 2014