It’s almost here. In fact, it’s closer than you would think, because of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S.
Yes, the Skeptics’ Circle is due to land at this session’s host (decorabilia) one day early, on Wednesday, November 22. So this time around the deadline will be Tuesday, November 21. decorabilia provides instructions on how to submit your blog posts here, and a more general description of what the Circle is looking for, along with a hosting schedule can be found here.
And, as always, if you’re interested in hosting, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve heard rumblings that some people are intimidated by the very high quality and creativeness of the last few installments. Don’t be. Give it a shot. You don’t have to envision the Circle as a podcast, a meeting in Heaven, a Shakespeare play, a Coke machine, or a meeting of superheroes to host a successful and entertaining Skeptics’ Circle. In fact, I discussed the various styles of hosting a while ago. If you’re a good writer, can organize the posts well, and provide some pithy commentary, you–yes, you!–can be an excellent host.
I also understand that it’s depressing that there aren’t any openings until April, but there’s not much I can do about that. I had thought of moving the Circle to a weekly affair, but I was afraid that it would then become too difficult to get hosts and that the quality might suffer. As has been pointed out, the quality has been excellent for the last several weeks, and I’d hate to do anything to jeopardize it. All I can do is to urge people to sign up to host.
Ask any previous host; it’s worth the wait.
And, of course, I’m always open to suggestions about how to improve the Skeptics’ Circle.