Well… I’m back.

Well... I'm back.It’s been a long time. It probably wouldn’t have been so long, but that stinker Gollum took us by the long route into Mordor….

Truth be told (and as a handful of people from the “old days” know), since I could no more keep my mouth shut for two whole years than I could sprout wings and fly to the moon, I have actually done some (very) ir-regular blogging since I formally closed down ipse dixit in June, 2005. Anyone who actually cares can find all of those posts (about two days worth of OTB altogether) at Amuk! Time. If you’re wondering, the site is a local social networking site on which I am a moderator (my 4 1/2 years of blogging has been put to use there mostly in helping the site’s administrators improve the blogging tools and interface rather than actual content). It’s actually owned and operated by the guy my ex-fiancée is living with now. But that’s a story for another day. Or perhaps not.

I won’t go into why I quit blogging or what happened after. Suffice it to say that I did miss it sometimes (hence the substitute). So it was both an honour and a pleasure to accept when James invited me to join his stable of excellent wordsmiths here. I don’t know what niche I’ll fill or if I’ll even stick to any particular main topic. But I promise to have fun and to employ gratuitous pop culture references abusively. As it says on the site linked above, I’ll either infuriate you or amuse you – and which will gratify me more varies from one day to the next.

It’s good to be back.

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Dodd Harris
About Dodd Harris
Dodd, who used to run a blog named ipse dixit, is an attorney, a veteran of the United States Navy, and a fairly good poker player. He contributed over 650 pieces to OTB between May 2007 and September 2013. Follow him on Twitter @Amuk3.


  1. Kevin Baker says:

    About time.

    Welcome back.

    You just did this because I recently updated my blogroll, didn’t you? 😉

  2. susanna says:

    Welcome back, Dodd. You’ve been sorely missed.

  3. semm says:

    Sweet, Ipse Dixit is the first blog i ever read regularly.

  4. Doug says:

    Same here, first blog I read also…..welcome back

  5. Slartibartfasts says:


    Good to see you again (so to speak)! Although you do look a bit like Sam Gamgee these days.

  6. Slartibartfast says:

    Damn. Well, you know who it is.

  7. Dodd,

    Good to see you again.


    I’m officially moved, though not unpacked. I also have a reliable high-speed internet connection once again. I should get a post up this weekend.

  8. Drew says:

    Cheers! Now, get back to work.