Thursday, July 1, 2010


Personally I love the fact that I am becoming a trained historian. One effect of my training and studies that I have discovered is that when I am working on a large research project my attention and imagination, basically all my brain power, becomes focused like a laser on my subject.

Which is cool because it enables me to see connections in my research that I might otherwise not have imagined or realized. However, this focus kindof eliminates a lot of the random imaginative energy that I usually have firing off in all directions.

Hence the recent lack of blogs. My brain is all-Congo, all-the-time lately as I plow through this fascinating and huge project. I delivered a nice 15 minute oral presentation to a group of my History major peers today on my findings and everyone seemed quiet impressed, as did our professor. The positive reaction made me feel good, it made me feel like I am good at what I am doing, but also it made me feel like sacrificing some of my random, directionless, brain-power to achieve a higher level of skill in one area is worth it.

I guess my days as a dilettante are coming to a close.

Originally posted on April 21, 2006 on Myspace.

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