“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.”
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“The work of an intellectual is not to mould the political will of others; it is, through the analyses that he does in his own field, to re-examine evidence and assumptions, to shake up habitual ways of working and thinking, to dissipate conventional familiarities, to re-evaluate rules and institutions and to participate in the formation of a political will (where he has his role as citizen to play).” ― Michel Foucault
Discourse on Reality, launching this Wednesday, will focus on current socio-economic, cultural, philosophical and political issues and challenges facing everyday men and women — across the globe. As the title suggests, it is meant to be a forum for intelligent discourse, where people can share ideas, commentary, and information on subjects that are current, relevant and affect our communities — locally, nationwide, worldwide. The objective is to learn, engage, raise awareness and, perhaps, become actively involved in the very causes, issues and challenges that we seek to address and remedy.
It is not my desire to write monologues day in and day out. Dialoguing with oneself becomes tedious after a while. To that end, I will be extending an invitation to anyone who may be interested in writing a guest blog post — within the scope of the subject matter discussed in the blog. The invitation is open to writers, scholars, community leaders, and activists — subject to my approval, per the guest blogging guidelines that will be available for review when Discourse on Reality goes live on Wednesday morning. Non-fiction authors who post a guest blog will also be invited to highlight their latest work on the “Books” page.
Discourse on Reality embraces diversity. This means: people from all walks of life, all cultures, all religions, all nationalities and ethnicities, all political and philosophical leanings, all genders and orientations.
Discourse on Reality will not provide a forum for hate, bigotry, and profanity. It’s one thing to be passionate about what you believe in, but it is quite another to spew out hateful commentary.
One blog will be posted by 9 am EDT daily, from Monday to Friday. Each day will focus on one theme, as follows:
MONDAYS – Socio-economic Issues (i.e. hunger, homelessness, health, education, environment and more)
TUESDAYS – Economic Issues (i.e. the economy, business, technology, and more)
WEDNESDAYS – Cultural Issues (i.e. civil rights, human rights, and more)
THURSDAYS – Philosophical & Political Issues (i.e. commentary on current political events/news, ideology, religion)
FRIDAYS – Philanthropy and Humanitarianism (i.e. role models and visionaries, non-profit organizations, humanitarian efforts and disaster relief, sustainability, and more)
I hope that those of you who have been tuning in to my heatherfromthegrove (a writer’s musings) blog will also check out Discourse on Reality this Wednesday.
As always, I welcome your feedback and comments.
Thanks for stopping by!