Having hit a bit of a lighter period of my academic load, I hope to get a bit more recreational writing done in the next couple of months. This downtime is a result of having submitted my research proposal to the institutional review board and now getting to wait anywhere from two weeks to six months waiting for them to decide whether or not to approve my project. With any luck, some leisure scribing will whittle away at my neuroses around the process. As serendipity would have it, we also are entering the greatest part of the sports year, with vibrant action from all four major sports and baseball down for hibernation.
The last few weeks of America's Professional Game have been... weird, in that it was full of performances surreal in quality, at both ends of the spectrum. Cowboys fans know how that goes better than anybody, but I'll get there. In the midst of some people writing off the quarterbacking old guard in favor of the newer, Beats-slinging variety, two of the oldest guys in the league dropped gems featuring one of my favorite statistical anomalies: 1:1 TD to incompletion ratio (or better, in Peyton's case).
Thoughts on culture, community, and development.