As we head back to our respective sites, I just want to say that I have learned tremendously from you all over the past few months. Things I thought I understood in an intellectual sense – particularly the way race shapes our respective perspectives on reality – I now understand in a more visceral way. And, however much my view of reality is, of course, shaped by my background and all that, my experience writing here and
being in conversation with you all has changed, humbled and deepened the way I see the issues we’ve been writing about since April.
So, thanks for that and for your collective intelligence and interest. I’ll be taking a break until the end of the year to finish a book manuscript (I’m on deadline), but plan to re-start Sports Media Review come January.
And from Me-
My experiences at The Starting Five were (TSF) —– interesting. I continued to grow as a writer – at least so I feel. As importantly, through writing at TSF I made the acquaintance of many writers in the mainstream, most of whom I continue to talk with on a regular basis. Some, I can call peers in arms, and perhaps even friends.
I also learned a lot about the business of writing, about the inner workings of Bog Box sports media outlets and the people inside the walls. This first-hand experience was enlightening, though momentarily disappointing. I came to understand that these people behind the scenes of what we read and see are reflections of the corporate environment for which they work. For a better understanding of them I suggest everyone watch a documentary called, “The Corporation,” it fills in the parts I’m unwilling to throw out to the Internet winds.
Oh, and I would be remiss if I forgot to mention the denizens of the Internets. I see why it is so easy for corporations to run into perpetuity.
Thank you all who commented and made this spot into a mecca for the pursuit of a deeper understanding of the world in which we live.
See you back at Sports On My Mind.