Monday, January 08, 2007


The final post

And so this blog will from now on be a thing of the past. I started writing it while I was working in Arlington, Virginia, in an attempt to keep in touch with colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. My first blog posts dealt with media bias and the sloppy reports filed by many European journalists.

During the years I have received many e-mails from readers who have followed my academic research, commented on my blog posts, and given me food for thoughts about how to get some progress going. Thanks so much for the support!

As a final note I would like to link to this very important matter, about an institutionalised form of American college life that just doesn't seem to go away, even if it has very little to do with Academia and only helps to enroll academically unfit students.

The reason I am now ending this blog is because I'm entering the real world. I am about to start working as an editor for Axess magazine in Stockholm, by the end of January. My future employer made it very clear that I can not continue to blog while I am a staff member.
For me it is perfectly simple: The blog filled it's purpose while I was doing research. It doesn't anymore. And if somebody wants to hire my services and pay me a salary not to comment on my daily activities at the office, then fine by me.

I will leave Lund in a few weeks and the feelings about the move are mixed. Maybe I just can't stand this town anymore. Maybe it's time for me to move on. I personally feel like the subject of 'The Boxer' in the last verse as the tune slowly starts to fade out...
In the clearing stands a boxer,
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
And cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains
Right, folks. There it is. These are the final lines of this blog. Take care out there. And stay critical: Don't follow leaders. And watch you parking meters.

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