Saturday, August 17, 2013

Dissertation Complete!

Once again I took a very long break from writing on this blog. And I believe this is going to be my last post on this blog. I have officially completed the dissertation and submitted it for defense! The title of the dissertation is "Sustainable Food Consumption: Opportunities and Limits to Ethical Consumerism."

This essentially marks the closing of an important era in my life, and the blossoming of a new beginning. So I'd like to start something a little different, something more focused, and something new. This blog has essentially been everything in my head, along with the kitchen sink. It is pretty frenetic and all over the place. I want to separate some of this stuff. There are a lot of gems in this blog and I don't want to lose them. But this blog lacks coherence, and doesn't adequately reflect the direction of my research, or my overall intellectual pursuits.

With that said, I'm launching a new site called The Phenomena of Sustainability - the purpose of the new blog is to explore some of the ideas developed here. I'm really interested in the personal experience of living sustainability, people's efforts to live more ethically, and capture some of the beauties and difficulties of promoting new lifestyles. I'm specifically interested in this experience as it relates to living and working in urban environments. And I will be exploring some themes regarding urban agriculture, voluntary simplicity, resource conservation, and other topics related to my general purpose.

With the dissertation out of the way, I think I will have some time to write, generate some ideas that I have, and do some more creative exploration. 


Wednesday, January 9, 2013