The Worthy House originally aspired to be a multi-author blog, focused on long-form writing and discussion. While many of the writings have a political bent, this is not true for all, or required in any way. As it has developed, though, other than colloquies, the primary author and Maximum Leader is Charles.
The goal of this site is, therefore, as of now, to provide an outlet for the writings of Charles, who uses this process mainly to develop his own thoughts. That does not exclude its original (early 2017) goal of presenting “a selected group of individuals from across the political spectrum, as well as to provide a forum for point/counterpoint discussion and debate.” Such individuals are welcome to submit any type of piece (Review; Analysis; or part of a Colloquy) for publication.
The selection of writing topics by Charles is not random, for the most part, however it may appear. The aim is to create a coherent whole; therefore, repetition of the exact same points from piece to piece is avoided and internal cross-references through links are common, with the links serving to refer the reader to a more extensive prior exposition of a particular point. Often certain general topics or themes will receive sustained focus for some months, interspersed with items relating to current events and occasional human-interest pieces.
Regardless of authorship, you will generally not find here constant, quick musings about transitory political events of the day, except as they bear on larger matters, and you will rarely find writings intended merely to amuse. There will never be a Twitter feed on the blog (although writings are sometimes cross-posted to Twitter, or posted there by others) or any connection of any sort to Snapchat. Nor will there be cat pictures, memes, or ads. Charles is nouveau riche. He does not need the pittance that larding up the site with ads would bring, and for the same reason, there is no outside funding solicited or accepted. Give your money to someone else worthwhile!
You should feel free, though, to introduce The Worthy House to others; each page has easy buttons for that purpose, under the heading, naturally, of “Sharing Is Caring.”
All posts since May 1, 2019 are also available in typeset PDF form, which can be downloaded as well as printed, and is accessible for each post at the end of the post. There are three different types of posts.
1) Book Reviews. Normally done by one author, but can be done by two, or theoretically more. Book reviews can be straightforward reviews, or jumping-off points for related (or semi-related) thoughts, or a combination of the two.
2) Analyses. By one author, on any topic.
3) Colloquies. These are point/counterpoint writings by two people (sometimes more), often over a current political topic. They can be by two authors, or two people not all of whom are blog authors. They can be informal and not particularly structured (especially if they originated elsewhere), or formal point/counterpoint. Unfortunately, these are rare, though Charles hopes they will increase in number.
Comments are welcome. First comments by any one person must be manually approved by Charles; after that, they are automatically approved (though abusive or unsavory comments will be deleted, of course). Usually the author of a post will respond if appropriate.
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The Worthy House was launched in January, 2017. However, it contains writings for about two years prior to that as well.