The volume of comments and questions I am receiving, both here and from other sources, is growing robustly. It is to the point that I have to find my way in managing it all effectively. It is not nearly as big yet as it was in the big campaigns I ran, but I had a staff there to use as filters. Only a fraction of what come in got through to me, and I was the last filter for things directed to the candidate. I do not intend to use any filters here.
I spent a solid day and a half this last week just responding to things. I put off several pieces I intended to put up in order to handle it. That does NOT mean I want you to stop. I see the joy, the fear, the occasional anger, the aching reaching out to Christ in these comments. It is not just that I want to, but that I believe it to be an integral part of what I am called to answer everyone. By trying to answer most as close to real time as possible, I found I was completely disrupting the flow of putting articles together. Henceforth, when I get questions, I may answer something as soon as I see it, but for the most part, I will take one or two days a week primarily devoted to responding to people. So if you contact me and it is several days – even a week – before you hear from me, don’t worry…you will hear from me. That said, though I have already put a stacking system in place, I know that I could miss things here and there. So if you have not heard back after a week, please drop me another note. Do not think you are burdening me; rather, to remind me in such a case is an act of charity to me. One of my prime duties is to “hearten the faithful.” – and that I will be held accountable. Knowing that I flub things sometimes, I may occasionally need your help to remind me of something.
Today will be spent responding to people here and elsewhere – and setting up a dedicated email account to attach to this site.
Meantime, though I know most of you already have, still, if you haven’t, here is the latest solid piece of wisdom from the ever-marvelous Mark Mallett.