Back to Basics . . .

I’ve been doing a bit of soul searching in the last few weeks about this blog, its purpose, and, more importantly, my relationship to it.  Nothing too deep, and perhaps “soul searching” isn’t the right word.  Let’s say I’ve been doing a bit of reflecting.

This reflecting was also coupled by the fact that I’ve haven’t had the energy/time/inspiration to write.  The main reason for this is that I’ve been tending to other things–applying for jobs, starting research on a new project on race in Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries, writing an article on war trauma, and