(Via John Quiggin) Oh for joy! Don Arthur has finally made a comeback to blogging, presumably having finally finished his doctoral thesis. I wonder if ruminating on Don’s admirable self-discipline might help this armadillo to do likewise and get back to the PhD slog after the chaos of marital breakdown and chronic lack of enthusiasm for the topic.
For recently-arrived readers, Don is an academically-oriented blogger with a philosophy or sociology background. He combines an unashamedly post-modern gently ironic sensibility with a relatively centrist commonsense approach to most issues that made him the best Australian “essay blogger” in my judgment. Moreover, he’s got a happy knack of presenting complex ideas in an accessible, engaging and entertaining way. Take my advice and bookmark Don’s blog “A Wealth of Toil” for frequent visiting. I’ll go and add it to my blogroll right now.