From this week The Political Sword
goes into recess for the summer period until the 2nd February 2014.
Well, its authors, and Casablanca’s Cache, will have a break, but all of you who love to comment and share links and thoughts and fun on TPS
don’t have to do the same.
Comments on this page will stay open until the 1st January 2014. Then, the TPS
Team will put up a new page, where comments through January can stay open until the first discussion starter by an author for 2014 goes up on the 2nd February.
This past year, 2013, has been a big one for The Political Sword
. It’s not only the change of government; it’s that two stalwart Swordsters, Ad Astra and Lyn Linking, retired from their daily and full-time commitment to this long-term blog. We mourned their loss, and wondered about life with no TPS
But little by little, The Political Sword
found itself renewed and revived as a group effort, with a team that now chuffs along behind the scenes, and with regular team authors Ken Wolff and 2353 mixing it up with guest bloggers. This year we’ve been lucky to have well-known writers Barry Tucker and David Horton guesting, as well as Ad Astra on a guest-spot return, and jaycee, long-time commenter, trying his hand at a discussion starter for the first time.
We thought you might like to know who your TPS
Team in these last three months of 2013 has been. We were:
- Bacchus, who provides all general tech support, as well as email and TPS Twitter account support;
- Casablanca, who puts together the ever-extraordinary ‘Casablanca’s Cache’;
- Catching Up: email support and comment moderating;
- Janet (j4gypsy): editing and Twitter support;
- Ken Wolff: regular authoring and reviewing, as well as editing support;
- Pappinbarra Fox: regular reviewing support;
- Talk Turkey: reviewing and comment moderating support;
- 2353: regular authoring and reviewing as well as online/html coding support;
- Ad Astra who, as well as mentoring us all through the process of becoming a team, has acted at different times as editor as well as author, and regular TPS site technical support.
We also thought we could all end the year with some visual
moments – anything from a cartoon to YouTube grabs -- that capture any of the lowlights or highlights of the 2013 political year, and in whatever seasons TPS
contributors might have celebrated or will celebrate this year. We invite you to add your visual moment (or two) of the year in a comment below, and tell us why you chose it.
Here’s one, with a ‘why’, to start the ball rolling.
2353 picked this, because, he says:
While this clip is really a commercial it demonstrates that some corporations do have a sense of community and of the greater good. Community and the greater good are two things we all should remember in our own dealings and insist on in others during 2014. From my family to yours: we hope 2014 is everything you want it to be and full of peace and prosperity. Take care over the festive season and throughout the year.
We wish you, from us all, a happy and safe summer holiday season.