I'd like to introduce a new feature on this blog that I'm calling "ON POINT".
These will be very short, "bursty" posts on some days that'll point to some article, post, video, or other item of timely interest. Sometimes it may just be a cool site, tool, or feature of a web-site.
It could be something that ticks me off no end, making a point with which I disagree.
They'll mostly be inspired by things I encounter either online or off that I find noteworthy enough to bring to your attention.
But they won't be full-formed posts. Just a pointer to something that you may find of interest to check out on your own.
Hopefully, more often than not, they'll be things that you won't find through the normal "front-page" sites on the web.
The format I'll use is the phrase "ON POINT" in the main title, followed by title of the article or post in question presented in quotation marks.
These mini-posts will not have the usual sub-titles in italics that accompany regular posts.
More often than not, there'll just be a link in the single, opening sentence in the post introducing the subject and/or question and pointing to it. And that's all.
I'll tag them with various categories as usual, so that they may be found through category searches on the site. I'm also introducing a new category titled "ON POINT", so all of these short posts can be called up at once if so desired.
I'd love to be able to incorporate the link to the relevant item in the main title of these mini-posts. But the standard templates in Typepad don't seem to allow me to do this. If anyone knows how to do this without jumping off using the main Typepad templates, do drop me a line.
Hope you find these new short posts of interest.
As always, feedback and suggestions are always welcome.
So, without further ado, I'll kick it off with the following great question that leads off Thomas Friedman's latest op-ed piece in the New York Times:
He asks a question I've often wondered about myself for many months:
"It’s hard to know what’s more disturbing: the barbaric sectarian murders by Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, or the deafening silence with which these mass murders are received in the Muslim world.
How could it be that Danish cartoons of Muhammad led to mass violent protests, while unspeakable violence by Muslims against Muslims in Iraq every day evokes about as much reaction in the Arab-Muslim world as the weather report?
Where is the Muslim Martin Luther King? Where is the “Million Muslim March” under the banner: “No Shiites, No Sunnis: We are all children of the Prophet Muhammad.”