July 04, 2006

Welcome Callimachus

Some things you do for love. Other things you do for money. Right now I’m working on a temporary consulting job (not writing-related) that is taking up most of my time and all of my energy. I haven’t had a normal 9-5 “job” for more than two years, so once in a while I do random side projects like this one to keep my bank account solvent.

The job won’t last very long, but long enough that I don’t want the blog to suffer too much while I’m mentally consumed with something else.

So I’ve asked Callimachus to help me out around here in the meantime. “Callimachus,” for those of you won’t don’t know him already, is the editor-in-chief of a daily American newspaper. He writes on his blog Done With Mirrors using a pseudonym because the publisher of his newspaper believes journalists are not supposed to have opinions. Like all human beings, though, Callimachus has opinions. Unlike most publicly opinionated people these days, Callimachus doesn’t fit into anyone’s convenient “left” or “right” box.

He is also a historian and one of the best writers in blogland. I’m happy to have his help around here. Please be nice to him in the comments.

I’ll be back soon enough, and I’ll post what I can until then.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at July 4, 2006 05:38 AM
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::tap tap:: Is this thing on?

Thank you, Michael, for the gracious introduction. I'll try not to screw up too much. Just to be clear, I'm not the big editor here, just a lowly copy desk drone, one of half a dozen who answer the phones and paginate and write headlines. There's two levels of editors above me. I was editor in chief of a weekly once, which had a staff of two, including me.

Posted by: Callimachus at July 4, 2006 02:03 PM

Good luck with your project, MJT. Look forward to your return. And OT, but since I know you are a Firefly/Serentiy fan, you might find this to be of interest:

It's a recap/fan's opinion of an early version of the Serenity script.

Interesting things in there, I thought.

Posted by: JC at July 5, 2006 12:38 AM

Callimachus,

Good to see you blogging here. I've always liked your writing.

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