Part of why I don’t blog here enough is that I never know what to say. Jeremy encourages me to do whatever I want, which is great. But I don’t know what I want to do on other peopl’s blogs. On my blog, I have a devil-may-care flippant attitude, posting up poetry, Youtube videos, book/article critiques, and discussions of legal pedagogy. I toy dangerously with my veil of pseudonymity. I am the Rogue (Aspiring) Law Professor.
But I don’t know what to do here. There seems to be great lattitude, but I am not sure you all would care about TMI on my part, since I am pseudonymous and not a Rogue Sociologist/Sociology Superstar/Jeremy “F*cking” Freese. And I don’t have many non-legal, non-academic, non-literary insights, which makes me worried that I am becoming a tool. This is why I’m grateful to have a partner who is neither a lawyer nor an academic, and who calls me out on my taxonomy of people. Apparently, I have a tendency to call people above a certain socioeconomic or educational status one of two things: “hipsters,” or “bourgies.” It is with a somewhat effacing tone, admittedly, and part of it is my own insecurity about having moved far and beyond my own previous socioeconomic status of childhood, and my family’s frugal, Gradgrindian values. I may, indeed, have some hipster tastes, and I may, indeed, have more than several bourgie habits. And yes, apparently I do separate the world into hipsters, bourgies, and “everyone else.” I actually care about the problems of the working class and racial minorities, so my “everyone else” seems to be more of a mild disregard for the wide swath of America in the middle. I feel bad. But I’m not sure that posting this intra class tension and cognitive dissonance does much for you all.
All to say, I’ll figure something out re blogging topics. I got Fabio’s publisher to give me a free copy of his book to review, so I may be pimping that here.