From this week’s New Irmo News (and “Doing the First” blog):

September 11, 2008

“This newspaper is planning to bring back an old feature: community columnists – the locals who contribute a few paragraphs each week or so about goings-on in your neighborhoods or social circles.

We’re currently looking for the folks to fill those slots, and you might be one of them. If you’re interested in a new hobby – writing your own short column about the people you know – shoot me an email and I’ll pass it on. My personal email is”

While you’re at it (with permission from the New Irmo News, of course) I’ll probably be able to add those columns to this blog site. Maybe sort of a “Guest Blogger” type post. To go along with the “Meet Your Neighbor” posts I’ve had here, here, here, here, here, here, and here over the past few months.

I join the local paper in asking you to give it a shot. Columns from locals make for much better reading. I hope you’ll consider it and I look forward to reading the columns soon!