Mead in China
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  • WigWag

    Suggestion: Think about guest bloggers. Earlier on in the life of your blog I remember that you had Damir Marusic write some posts while you were away; he did a great job. Why not try it again? Perhaps you have a particularly talented graduate student or an unusually mature undergraduate student who could write some posts in your absence. Another idea; perhaps some of the very engaging young people who wrote the little noticed but very provocative section of the “American Interest” site entitled “Conflicts in the Corners” could write a post or two.

    Even better, surely there are people that you respect who hold different views than you do on the “blue state model,” the environmental movement or the state of the Middle East. Why not invite some of them to write posts critiquing your views while you are away?

    One last idea; in your absence, why not invite some guest posters to write about subjects that you rarely get to. Perhaps an opera critic could write a post. Perhaps you could get the President of Bard to write a post or two about classical music. Maybe it’s ridiculous, but you might be able to find a guest poster who had something interesting to say about the world of professional sports. Even better, how about some book reviews written by members of Team Meadia? Last month you had Tommy Meyerson write a review of “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.” You could try more of that. You might even try some open threads.

    I know that free advice is usually worth what you pay for it, but I hope that these suggestions will be seen as what they are; suggestions about how to make an already entertaining blog even more entertaining.

    Safe travels.

  • MW from Florida

    Don’t give up on your blog! It is excellent. I look forward to reading your insightful comments every day.

  • Robert Hagedorn

    Here’s another thoughtful question. Saint Augustine couldn’t do it, but can someone else explain what kind of fruit Adam and Eve ate in the story? After 6000+ years I think we are all due an intelligent explanation. No guesses, opinions, or beliefs, please. Just the facts that we know from the story. But first, do an Internet search: First Scandal.

  • Luke Lea

    @WigWag – Best possibility of all: let WigWag himself be the guest host. I wouldn’t mind this option myself, except WigWag already does a perfectly good job of getting his views across in his comments. He is a talented writer, that is for sure, turns out polished, professional quality prose on a regular basis (at least on domestic affairs 😉 ) and he deserves a perch.

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