One of the primary difficulties we have as a species right now is that we have largely succumbed to the belief that we don’t owe each other anything. Consequently, one of the questions I carry around with me each day is “what do we owe to each other?” *
So far, I’ve decided that in the sort of world I want to live in, we owe one another a kindness and compassion that might otherwise be called grace. We owe it to one another to use the gifts that we have been given and to share what we can. Most of all, we owe one another honesty. And right now, I feel like I owe you all an explanation.
Around this time last year, I decided to change careers. There’s a longer story here, but the short version is that I decided to go back to school in January for a master’s degree in library and information science. In a year or so, I intend to transition into either an academic library setting or a related field (like publishing) and I have been working my tail off to make that happen. The decision to go back to school, on top of a more-than-full-time job, family and freelance work meant that something had to give, and the thing that gave was the Daily Skep.
For a while, I was foolish enough to believe that I could keep everything afloat. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Eric Key who jumped in and added some great content to the blog this year, but over the last few days I’ve decided that it’s time to be honest with myself (and with all of you), and to say that for the foreseeable future, there will be no new posts on this blog. I owe you that, at least. The site will be live until next May, but beyond that, I cannot say.
I am proud of what we’ve built here. I always will be. It has been a labor of love for me, but like any other project, there’s a time to stop sanding and polishing and to release it into the world to let it be what it will be. That time is now.
Thank you all.
Non sibi, sed aliis