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Some Thoughts about Creepy Stuff that Happens in Empty Houses

More than a few people have noticed that historians tend to write alone. A philosopher friend of mine recently pitched the idea that we write something together somewhere down the line. That sounded like a great idea, but it got me thinking some about the phenomenon of writing alone in an empty house. I mean, we wouldn’t actually write together, right? I generally don’t like writing in my office, so I find myself hauling books now and again from there to home. I don’t want to be interrupted, of course, but there’s something charming about knowing that no one else Read more