It is time again for my end-of-year series. Previously: Writing Wrap 2021. Next up: my Best* posts from 2021.
I have published 68 posts so far in 2021, totalling more than 62,000 words (average length 921 words), and including some of the most popular posts ever to go up here. The list below consists of posts I look back on fondly and think are worth revisiting.
This year’s selection is eclectic. It includes reflections on pain of the academic job market, expectations, and writing, two entries on teaching, one post about ancient bread, one post about recent media about Anthony Bourdain, and five that directly or indirectly touch on contemporary politics.
- I did this thing, it’s rubbish, but here it is. Let’s never talk about it again, okay?
- Lucky: A Reflection on the Academic Job Market
- 75 Luftballons
- Why I Can’t Write: A Collection (of Excuses)
- Selfish Writing
- My anti-library and a digital bookshelf
- Teaching to the Style Guide
- Fall 2021: The Uncanny Valley of Normalcy
- What is in a Loaf?
- Remembering Bourdain
- Life intrudes
- The Lost
- 1984 is Here
- You say oh-micron, I say ah-micron, let’s call the whole thing off
- What We Choose to Remember