Friday, October 23, 2009

Be Kind


I have this crazy idea for a column I might try to present to the editor of our local paper. Actually, the idea of writing a column for our local paper is also crazy, so that makes this loco on several different levels.

Anyway...

If I were to name a specific strength I have, or expertise, if you will, (besides my excessive use of commas) it would be that I love learning about new/different things, and I'm a quick reader and researcher. And I can write a bit, too. (I'm not talking about grammar. I hate grammar.)

What do you, my supportive and uplifting family and friends, think about a column that is just a small explanation of various things in our world? Each week would have a different topic, like an encyclopedia, but more friendly and fun. Sound thrilling? If you were an editor would you pay, oh, anything, for that?

Here are some examples of just how random I'm thinking: What makes up the earth's atmosphere? What exactly is a Ponzi scheme? How do your white blood cells work together? Who invented the pop can? How much sleep do children need? What are the best strategies for solving sudoku puzzles? What might you see if visiting Budapest? etc....

So here is my question/idea for you -

What are some random things you would sit down to read a little column about? (A well researched column, I promise, but little nonetheless.) (And no, I wouldn't just be going to Wikipedia.) Or, alternatively, do you think this would be at all interesting?

8 comments:

Lisa said...

I would like to know which "local paper" would run this column...considering our "local paper" comes and goes.

Carina said...

I was thinking maybe w'ville.

Lilibeth said...

What have you got to lose? If you can get the paper to run it, and you can handle it if people criticize it, go for it. Who knows? You might become famous in this part of Western Oklahoma...and the state... maybe even the world.

aftergrace said...

I think you should go for it!
It will be fun.

Johanna said...

Go for it! I think it would be very interesting to read. I bet you'd never run out of ideas with Zaya around. :)

Chandelle said...

I was also thinking that Zaya would help. Sounds like a great vision, and I encourage you to do it!...what do I have time to read? - articles on how to have more time to read!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Go for it! answer the questions that your kids ask you. Why is the sky blue? (I'm sure they ask much more complex questions than that, but that's what came to mind.) do they use real bunnies to make bunny slippers? etc, etc.

Qtpies7 said...

There are lots of people who would love a column like that!
Personally, I don't get the paper unless my kids are in it, but I know plenty of people who like random bits of knowledge.