After 10 years of blogging, I'm gradually migrating content to thematic blogs that I may turn into premium content or downloadable ebooks. It's a way of exploring topics in more depth, bringing more focus to my writing, and creating online communities of people with shared interests.
Your comments and insights are most welcome.
- Thoughts on Communication and Media, Primarily for Students. http://jimbuie.wordpress.com.
- Turkish Adventure: For two years, from 2009 through 2011, I was fortunate to live and teach in Central Turkey, and to explore the neighborhood. I remain intensely interested in Turkey. http://jimbuie.blogs.com/turkey
- Exploring the Middle East and Africa: I currently live and teach in the Middle East, and my family and I have wonderful opportunities to travel the region. The complexity and diversity of this part of the world are often lost by crisis-to-crisis news coverage (especially by U.S. media) that rarely drills beneath the surface or offers historical context. I'd like to try to do that at http://exploringthemiddleeast.wordpress.com. This site is currently marked private and password-protected, only visible to those with a keen interest. If you would like to check it out, drop me an email: jimbuie 2 at gmail dot com with the subject line: "Mideast Blog." (My email address is spelled out to avoid spambots.)
- Slender Threads: 'What If's' of History: One of the best ways to understand history is to consider the alternatives that could have easily happened. We tend to see the past as an inevitable progression of events, but closer examination reveals just how much is the result of fate, chance, Providence, or whatever you want to call it. I also explore various theories of history. http://jimbuie.blogs.com/slenderthreads
I'll continue to post here occasionally.