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.
In the race to Armageddon, looks like viral pandemic is making its move to break away from the pack –> https://t.co/rqMh18XTPW
— Billmon (@billmon1) September 12, 2014
Re: Upcoming Scottish Independence Vote (which captured my attention while traveling there in August)
— Paul Beckett (@paulwsj) September 12, 2014
Re: ISIS (this is a parking ticket issued by ISIL):
Re: AU department chair:
— Annelies Kamran (@metaAnnelies) September 6, 2014