A few nice things have come my way in the past few weeks: after I submitted my first piece for Tikkun Magazine, Michael Lerner asked me to join the editorial advisory board. I’ll be encouraging my readers to read and subscribe to the Magazine, suggesting authors and topics for coverage and other related matters. Tikkun has also started its first blog, TikkunDaily.
The members of a political website called The Seminal have joined up with Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake. They are going to run the diary portion of the website and invited me to be one of their featured diarists.
I’m actually a bit of a competitive guy and I’ve been jealous as hell of Phil Weiss, M.J. Rosenberg, Bernard Avishai and Helena Cobban, who were invited to be featured diarists at TPMCafe. For years, I tried unsuccessfully to interest TPMCafe’s Andrew Golis in my work. But I’m delighted that Alex Thurston of The Seminal invited me to participate in the new venture at Firedoglake. My first post, They Shoot Muslim Women, Don’t They is now up there.
After tiring of Huffington Post’s unwillingness to publish posts critical of the IDF, I’ve finally found a platform that will showcase my work to a wider online audience and not worry about whether I’m offending someone’s delicate sensibilities.