Tuesday, August 28, 2007

So much to write about - never enough time!

In my role as "filter" here's a great article by David Oliver Relin from Sunday's Oregonian about the work of educators to bring about world peace "Waging War Against Ignorance." This is what we do in all our classes.

And here's another on the indirect effect of war "What it Costs Us" in terms of coal miner's lives lost - by Jeff Goodell from the Washington Post. I didn't know that so much coal was used. Here in Oregon we feel smug about our renewable energy - wind, water etc (though I'm not too happy about the new plan for Wave Farms off Florence - I'll find the link and add it)

So far, many of my blog posts are like items in a curio cabinet - what my friend and colleague Michael calls a "Wunderkammer" - items of interest (to me?) but that don't spark much discussion. Too much "writer-based" - that is, things I find interesting. Not enough attention to what others might find interesting?

Other times I share items from the news that seem important, such as these above. So far my posts haven't sparked much interaction from the public. Maybe I need to write more in a way that engages others. Or maybe readers just don't feel like jumping in. Maybe we are all tired this summer.


Blogger Miss Marjie said...

Summer is a time for lurking, no doubt. While I find most of your posts interesting, I rarely comment. I think a good deal of the internet is like that. For being so many, we are very quiet.

10:55 PM  
Blogger PaulaMc said...

Well, like so many things do, your comment about a Wunderkammer reminds me of the book I finished a bit ago, The Grand Complication,which features just such a curio case.

12:59 PM  

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