Blogging has been lighter of late because I’ve been writing the book and preparing for some speaking engagements. So I thought I’d give a quick update of what I’m up to and (if you’re interested) how you can help:
1) Wheatstone Academy: I’m going to be speaking at a three-day high school retreat sponsored by Wheatstone Academy. The theme is courage. Have some ideas of what I should say? Put them in the comments below. I’m open to every and any suggestion.
2) The Mere-O Mixer, Washington D.C. Edition: If there are any readers in the DC area or who are attending the Values Voter Summit, I’m trying to set up a time to meet folks. Feel free to email me if you’re interested. And if you’re attending the Values Voter Summit in a few weeks, I’ll be there speaking about how to reach the next generation (which, I guess, is me) online.
3) Mere-O Minions: I was talking with someone about my schedule and what I wanted to do around Mere-O and they suggested that I put out a plea for minions. This is that plea. If you’re a high-schooler and want to help out a good cause, or a college student in need of an internship, let me know. There are all sorts of projects I need help managing. Preferably, the person would be someone with some tech skills or at least who is interested in learning.
4) Donate to a redesign: Just about a year ago, I decided to leave financial planning to pursue my vocation as a writer, teacher, and dilettante extraordinaire. It’s been an amazing ride since then, but I’ve found that while I enjoy writing long-form stuff, I really love Mere-O….and kind of want to keep making this a real voice in the internets. We’ve long passed the point where we need a redesign, and while I was this close to having outside funding for the project secured earlier this year, it fell through…and broke my heart in the process.
At this point, I don’t know what else to do other than put up the donate sign and ask for help. If you believe in what we’re trying to do here at Mere-O, which is raise the level of discourse and agitate for a conservative, classically informed Christian worldview, we’d really appreciate your help in trying to redesign the site. With everything we have to improve, I expect we’ll pay somewhere in the $2000 range.
Which means every dime helps.
We are so grateful for your patience and patronage. The one thing we can never do is take you, our reader, for granted. We love the sparring, even when its at its most heated, and look forward to many more dialogs long into the future.