Yes, I’ve gone a few days without posting. But it’s not because I’ve not been focused on the blog. Instead, I’m struggling with how to proceed on the next Downtown OKC 2020 guest post.
I need your help.
I’ve been told over and over again these past few years that you don’t want to read 2,700-word posts, especially when it lacks the sizzle of controversy and instead asks us to ponder matters that require thinking and introspection.
God forbid we have some of that, right?
But I think better of those of you who visit this site everyday. And the guest blogger in question is someone who I consider to be a brilliant, young up-and-comer in this community. I’ve gone through this pending post over and over, trying to find things to cut. The cuts don’t come easily. Our guest blogger goes through each step very deliberately, first giving an honest admission that in many ways his formative years provide him no greater advantage than any of us when it comes to breaking down the challenges ahead for Oklahoma City. His next step is to provide a valuable history lesson, and it is here that he shows us the benefit of having attending one of the finest schools in the country.
And then comes the real guts of it all – looking at our own history, at our own mistakes, and how we might best learn from all this and create a better city for the next generation.
Are you willing to invest the time to hear what this person has to say? Or should we just hope for another Jessica Alba vandalism spree to hit downtown? If you’ve ever commented on this blog at all, and even if you haven’t, please provide me some feedback. Because it’s your blog too.
Sincerely, Steven Lackmeyer