If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
“Invitation,” Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends
I am interested in having other people contribute to this blog, so please consider doing that. You don’t need to share my perspective or my social/socioeconomic class to be a contributor.
Your contribution should consider an exclusionary aspect or aspects of social class and spirituality, moral or ethical issues, Unitarian Universalism and its principles, or religion more generally. If you’ve delivered a sermon on class or money issues, that would be especially welcome. I like posts of 800 words to 3,000 words, which is about two and half to ten double-spaced pages. That’s not a hard and fast rule. You’ve maybe noticed I exceed the upper limit often. If you have more to say, let’s talk about a series.
Please check your references and source your quotes. I’ll run your contribution through a plagiarism checker—fair warning, but I doubt that will be a problem. Your submission should begin with a suitable epigram; that’s just a style choice for this blog. It should also be accompanied by a feature image which you have permission to use. If you have inline images, illustrations, etc they’re welcome, too. If your entry is long, please break it down with some subheadings. I may do some editing or ask you for corrections/changes, but don’t expect that I’ll be much good as an editor or a help as you develop your themes.
You should say a little bit about who you are by way of an author biography. See mine for an example. If you don’t want to be anonymous, you can choose to backlink to your blog or a professional identity. If, in the course of our collaboration, you happen to learn my identity or identifying information about me, you agree to keep that strictly confidential.
Still interested? I really hope you are! Thank you! Start us off with your further questions or proposal via my contact form below or in a comment on one of my posts, and I’ll be in touch.
Image: Lady MacBeth’s Guest Soap, $3.95 at the Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild.