I’m moving I’ve moved
vitia.org to a new hosting provider, and
I’ll soon be changing changed the URL to integrate with my professional site at
That means Please consider the blog
vitia.org will be mirrored at
preterite.net for a while. This URL (
vitia.org) should be good at least for the next few months, and I’ll have more details as I get the move finalized.
vitia.org now defunct and reincarnated in updated form at
Short explanation: I started this weblog as a graduate student way back in the early social media days of 2003 (!), when fabulous beasts like the Invisible Adjunct and Culture Cat and the Happy Tutor roamed the green hills of Academic Blogistan. In those days of MySpace and Friendster and LiveJournal and Movable Type 2.6, my default mode was that of grad student critique-ish-ness. The blog’s title, Vitia, indicated that splenetic mode in Latin, and its tagline translated the second declension neuter plural noun: “faults / sins / abuses.”
I like to think I’ve mostly moved away from that splenetic mode, especially with sobriety and being a dad. Thomas Pynchon fans will recognize the reference to preterition, which for me intersects with praeteritio, the rhetorical device (like occultatio) associated with saying something by not saying it or explicitly “passing over” it, as well as with the notion of grace.