One of the things you learn when you start teaching at a university is that although graduate students can probably handle being required just to write a final “term paper” for a course, undergraduates need some along-the-way feedback and evaluation to help them produce acceptable work. Well, when it comes to the sort of political action we are trying to undertake in the wake of the Trump victory, we are all undergraduates, so there needs to be some way to keep track of what we are doing and keep our spirits up. How can I help?
Here is an idea I had while taking the garbage out to the dumpster behind my condo building [I lead a rather romantic life.] Suppose each Friday, everyone who wants to makes a comment on this blog about what he or she has done in the last week. I will copy all the reports into a text and post it. Folks can get some psychic credit for their efforts and also pick up tips from other people’s reports. If enough people take the trouble to report in, and if people actually DO something, we can create the sense that in this little corner of the blogosphere, we are on the march.
What do you think?