It has been a long time since I updated this blog, and since I made some friends among the scamblog community, I thought I should at least pop in and offer an explanation. For those of you that had started to get to know me, I apologize for bailing so abruptly.
The simplest explanation is that I simply got busy. I found that I was spending far too much time on the blog, writing posts and reading everyone else’s… and while I had some good, paying work to do, I couldn’t justify the time I was spending on this stuff. There were days I would spend much of an afternoon surfing these blogs, and neglecting some of the real, if boring work I had.
The more complicated explanation is that once I took a step back, I felt like my obsession with how I felt I had been wronged was unhealthy. It was just making me angrier and more resentful, and while those feelings are wholly justified, I do want to try to move forward. And I’m not sure dwelling on the past will get me there. My wife and I were discussing a recent case of injustice in the news, and she noted that sometimes there is no amount of money on earth that can compensate a person for a wrong they have suffered… you just have to recognize that life dealt you a cruel hand and move on. As hard as it is, I want to try to do that.
Does that mean I will do away with this blog? I don’t think so. For one thing, I like the fact that some of the things I wanted to share are out there for people to find. My story may not be unique or even all that interesting, but it is mine and I want it out there. I have also been pleased to see a lot more attention paid to the higher education bubble, including law schools, in the media. I may even try to start blogging here more frequently, highlighting some of those stories. I feel like if there is some attention being paid to this issue, I want to be there to help it along. Recognizing a problem is the first step to solving it. I just hope I can do it without dwelling too much on the past.