Oh right, this blog

For the past couple of months I’ve been wanting to start a blog in which I could record some thoughts that come out of my academic work, my programming, and other aspects of my life. I have outlets for statistics stuff (the Social Science Statistics blog at Harvard) and my work on ProxyDemocracy (at the ProxyDemocracy blog) but I found myself wishing I had a place to collect my thoughts and share ideas when those venues weren’t really appropriate.

I had literally forgotten about this blog, but I’m going to try to reinvigorate it. I might change the name and the url. Anyway, I really want to make this happen. I find blogging is such a good way to impose discipline on my thinking — not so much that I am paralyzed and unable to get anything done, but enough that I pursue ideas beyond the point of “hmm, that’s interesting” and to a more rewarding place where I start to have some useful and promising insights. So. More soon.