There is an odd serendipity between my blogging here and my graduate work. About a month after I began my graduate work at Pacifica, Bruce asked me to join him here on this fledging blog. At the time, I had thought my life in politics was over.
And now I find that I will separate two of the great passions in my life, story-telling and politics. Today, December 12, 2010, I defended my dissertation and have been called Dr. Blatt. It is a moment that I will likely always remember.
Two of the people there today were individuals I met through this blog. And I was moved that they went out of their way to hear my defense. It seems to me that my destiny is at that place Lionel Trilling described as the “dark and bloody crossroads where politics and literature meet.”
Rare for me, I’m at a loss for words.
Save for a few process matters, I no longer have my graduate work hanging over me. I will now start looking for part-time teaching opportunities while continuing to blog.
So, to those of you who offered you your support, thank you. I’ll enjoy my buzz right now and ponder the next step on my journey.