Tell it, Jeff! A killer, more than 140 character quote:
I was on a panel back in the good olâ€™ days when we all still yammered on about â€œcitizen journalistsâ€ and a newspaper person came the mic in tears â€” I swear â€” saying, â€œIâ€™m a citizen, too.â€ Right, I said. So act like one. Citizens are involved in their communities, part of their communities, so they can understand and serve those communities. Journalists tried to separate themselves from their communities (and opinions) and that is much of the reason why journalists lost touch with how to serve them. It is time to get off the fucking pedestal and return to the streets. And the Washington Mall.
This is a big reason I decided to bite the bullet and get off my duff and actually start DOING what I envision with abandon; this obviously requires ACTION. Funds are low, but I have to produce some stuff to show what the hell Iâ€™ve been talking about, so itâ€™s not just talk. So Iâ€™m headinâ€™ to DC. I hope that SANITY is not only restored to public discourse, but to a guy who has been reeling under the disappointment Iâ€™ve felt toward the church in failing to help me exercise my gifts. Hereâ€™s a start toward showing them what theyâ€™ve been missing.