Researching and writing this column six days a week makes me a bit of a slave to my computer and the internet. I’d like more time for my YMCA gym-and-swim, some long moped rides deep into Oahu neighborhoods I’ve never visited, more visits to the Uluniu Swimming Club cottage in Laie, and some leisurely travel if Mr. Virus ever goes away.
So I’m dialing back the Bob Jones Report to Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Other days only if events seem to demand some quick pushback. Such as Donald Trump leading an army of Texans in an assault on the White House!
Also, that day between columns will give readers more time to digest my facts and opinions and compose thoughtful comments. Right now, readers have barely ingested one of my columns before a new one appears.
This is a demanding hobby, being a publisher, editor and writer. I’m always mindful that what goes out on the internet stays there forever. So I try to avoid serious mistakes (an occasional misspelling or improper grammar don’t count) and appreciate it when a reader finds an error, alerts me, and I can do an edit-correction for the record.
You’re my reader audience. If you click on “subscribe” you’ll get an email alert when a new column appears. It’s free so far. I’ve been reluctant to mess it up with advertising.
The Report gives me much more freedom to explore sensitive topics than I ever got at MidWeek. There, I had to keep advertisers’ sensitivities in mind. Also parents who apparently didn’t want their children too learn too much. Or adults who didn’t want their set ideas challenged.
The Report gets great readership. Does it change anything? Maybe not right away. But it’s one engine for revving up people’s set conceptions of the world around us.
Please set aside some Monday, Wednesday, Friday reading time.