Almost seven-years after I started, the Burgh Diaspora blog is at an end. I'm migrating from this virtual Little Pittsburgh to Santa Barbara, home of Pacific Standard magazine. My preoccupation with Pittsburgh brain drain has expanded to the more generic pursuit of economic development via migration. I spend more time thinking about San Antonio or Spain than Southwestern Pennsylvania.
I see the world through a Steel City lens, black and yellow-colored glasses. I will bring this perspective to Pacific Standard. You can follow my new blog here. I'm also on Twitter. I intend to keep posting here about the writing I am doing for the magazine. I will maintain this blog as an archive of my intellectual journey, an annotated bibliography of hyperlinks and thematic interests.
What I value most from this experience is my dialog with other bloggers. The conversations I've had in the realm of social media are much richer than any exchange I enjoyed as a graduate student. I hope this will continue at Pacific Standard. I start tomorrow (May 1st). See you on the Left Coast.