I started thinking about taking a week off writing.
Not really a sabbatical, not really a vacation, just a week not writing.
It’s probably not going to happen. I, because of how I am built, think by writing. It is how I form ideas–by getting them out.
However, one thought that went through my brain was “guest writers.” I wondered what would happen if there were a guest writer or two here sometimes. I wondered what I would ask them to talk about or whether I would just open it up wide.
The challenge, you see, is that this is a chronicle, a recording of what I am wrestling with, arguing about, helping people with. It is, be definition, reflecting what I reflect. So how do you invite guests to write?
One line of my thinking reminded me of the old joke: “But enough about me. Let’s talk about you. What do you think of me?”
And that isn’t what I want to do.In fact, I don’t want about me.
And I also have this struggle with bias. I’m not against it. I’m for it. But honestly.
I am talking about life and faith and relationship without sounding like religion. But I do have a clear bias. In the same way that I am firmly convinced that Nancy exists and that I talk with her, I am firmly convinced that God exists. With the same level of certitude. So I can’t just say, “Whoever wants to write something, write it.” I’d have to say something like, “What faithy things are you struggling with? That’s what you have to write about.”
If you were to hear from someone else in this space, what would you like to hear? What questions or conversations or comments or reflections?
Or is this, at its root, a personal blog.
I’m good either way. But I was curious what you thought.