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March 24, 2013

Century


Well, dear readers, this is it.  The moment you’ve all been waiting for.  My (wait for itone-hundredth post on Clark Diaries!  It’s a dubious achievement, I’ll grant you that, but at the very least it’s an online medium so, unlike the work of 18th-century diarists, my writing won’t turn to mulch in a few decades’ time.  Unless something very bad happens to the internet …

Anyway, it’s indeed my hundredth post.  The unfortunate thing is that I really don’t have all that much to say.  My term at the LSE ended yesterday, and I’ve spent most of the subsequent 24 hours in transit.  I’m writing this from my childhood bedroom, at home in good old Wilmette, Illinois.  Tomorrow, I’m heading (with my family) up to Wisconsin to spend spring break at our farm.  There’ll be pigs and cows and other farm creatures.

Ah!  That reminds me, though I couldn’t tell you why, of one thing that might be of some interest to you, the prospective Clarkie.  I spent most of today working on my Honors Thesis application (I wrote about this a little bit here).  The question I’m answering has changed a bit since last week, but I think most of the change is for the better.  The application is due to the Committee by April 1st, so within the next few weeks I should know for certain that I’ll be spending the better part of my existence researching the intricacies of IMF involvement in Catalonia, Quebec, and Scotland.

And that’s really it.  I’m at home, I’m with family, and I’m happy.  It’s my spring break!  Until next week, friends.  Here’s to the next 100!

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