by Brad Nelson 8/28/15
Because I haven’t been able to gain traction on any other subject, and because there does seem to be interesting in this topic from at least four people or so, I’m polling now for committed participants. Obviously this would be a seven-essay commitment. I will be taking the affirmative, making the case for these sins, so you’d better sharpen your pencils.
And blunt your self-righteous dogma a little. But I want the submissions to first of all not be boring. Yes, we live in a fat and fatter society. Gluttony is a big problem (I suppose…like I said, I will be taking the affirmative position). So instead of hammering people over the head and pontificating on how fat we’ve all become, I want the standard of your article to be more toward “If someone reads this, is there some small chance they might gain inspiration from this and change their ways?”
If you just want to cite statistics on weight, on teenage pregnancy, on welfare moochers, etc., we know all this already. Bring something new to the table or don’t bother.
That said, if you sign on, I won’t be editing or rejecting any articles. You have free rein. But remember to not commit the sin of pride while writing your articles — should we indeed get this symposium underway. Let me know in the comments section if you wish to sign on. If we can get at least eight people, we’ll do it. We’ll shoot for about one every two weeks on a firm schedule.
Brad is editor and chief disorganizer of StubbornThings.
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