Sorry for the blog silence. I’m getting better, but I pinched a nerve in my back, and have found it very difficult to sit for the last few days. Worse, when I have been sitting, the Valium I’ve taken to enable that sitting has left me typing in Swahili — a good language, but not one that, especially in made-up form, lends itself to political blogging and social commentary.
Even worse, because the kids are off from school this week (ski week, for those who don’t live in Marin), blogging is going to be spotty at best. May I encourage any and all of you to submit guest posts? I cannot promise that I will publish them, but there is a very, very good possibility that I will.
Guidelines for any post you submit: Not too long (no more than about 2000 words, although there is some flexibility); as well edited as you can make it; and nothing obscene, threatening, or anything else you wouldn’t be willing to say in front of your own mother or someone else you respect. Please let me know up front the name under which you want the post to go (anonymous, your real name, the name you use in comments, etc.) The post can set out a view somewhat different from mind, but I’ll will not serve as a forum for viewpoints antithetical to mine. If you want to argue that Israel has no right to exist or that Sharia would be a good thing, go somewhere else (Pluto, maybe).
As far as citations go, you can send them this way:
There’s nothing more I enjoy reading than Bookworm Room http://bookwormroom.com/. It’s my favorite blog.
I’ll then pretty it up, so it looks like this:
There’s nothing more I enjoy reading than Bookworm Room. It’s my favorite blog.
Thanks in advance. As your blog comments routinely show, you all are wonderful readers, writers and thinkers, so you’d not only be helping me out, you’d be doing other visitors a favor if you’d think about submitting some of your ideas.