…. I do think that notion of a group of bloggers trying to go for aYou can find a list of the participants at this post on Slantblog or on Vivien Paige’s sidebar. Be sure to check them out this weekend.
brief spell without adding more noise to the echo chamber -- by writing original
material and not merely cutting and pasting and linking -- is something to
pursue. Some bloggers I know are already doing that, for the most part. At times
I have saluted some of them in my comments on their blogs.
Accordingly, I’d like to propose that bloggers who want to participate
in a little experiment, use the weekend of July 21-23 to show the rest of the
blogosphere that it can be done. It would be a weekend vacation from copying,
and piling on, and talking points ... a weekend without calling everyone with
whom one disagrees a “liberal,” or a “conservative,” as if those are dirty
For my part, I will be offering over the weekend an essay on America’s place in the world following September 11th, some observations and thoughts regarding a particular memorial in Richmond, and a reflection on my encounter with the Klu Klux Klan several years ago.