Sunday, December 25, 2005

What I'm Trying to do Here

As I mentioned in my welcoming post below, I am going to attempt to write about policy issues.

That's part of what I want to do.

I'd absolute love it if this blog became a place where policy ideas were debated and better ideas resulted. I don't pretend to know everything and I seriously doubt that I'll present the right answer or even a good answer to every topic about which I write. What I do hope to do is provide food for thought that spurs conversations about issues. I don't know if that will happen, but I'll try.

I have a finite amount of time that I can spend on this blog. I don't promise to churn out an opinion piece every single day -- I simply don't have that kind of time. I'm thinking that one or two pieces a week may be the tops of what I can do. Considering that the NY Times columnists write two columns a week, I would say that two reasonably decent columns a week by me would be tremendous output.

However, I hope to post every single day. What? Well, I like to read a lot of news stories and I hope to provide links to pertinent stories on a regular basis along with brief commentary. If the stories strike you as interesting, shameful, wonderful, outrageous, or whatever, leave a comment. The more, the merrier. So, that's what I'm going to do.

If you have blogs or news sources that you think might be interesting, let me know. I'll link to pages that catch my eye. I'd like to find Minnesota pages as I don't know as much about Minnesota issues as I'd like. If you have links to information about particular topics, let me know.

Anyway, that's where I'm at. I hope you will visit often. The more visitors I have, the more I will write.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Edwin's City of Lakes blog:

http://edwinholmvigjohnson.com/

MrHockey172000

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Mitch said...

I applaud your tackling of this topic area and wish you clarity of thought in the exposition of your ideas. I think this is the first blog for which I have been present at birth. Perhaps history will record me as a wise man.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous mitch said...

You asked for links, minnesota stuff. Here's my $.02:

http://www.aclu-mn.org/mclu.html
http://www.mcknight.org/hotissues/framing_housing.aspx
http://www.mnhomelesscoalition.org/
http://minnpolitics.blogspot.com/
http://www.ipmn.org/index.cfm

8:51 AM  
Blogger SBG said...

Thanks for the links, Mitch. Here's to clarity of thought!

2:03 PM  

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