[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.]
Whether you are a regular reader of Show-Me Daily, a sometimes visitor, or a first-time glancer, you can see that there are plenty of great posts right on the front page. But there’s also prolific content from our many authors going back all the way to February 2007. Today, we added a new feature: on the right side of the page, under the Facebook link, you’ll notice there’s a link that says “View a random entry.” You can click it from anywhere on the blog and be whisked away to a surprising, insightful, sometimes hilarious post from anywhere in the history of Show-Me Daily. It’s a random walk down our contributors’ collected wisdom applied to history, economics, and Missouri public policy.
Maybe I’m biased, but I found it to be really fun. I read about:
- how private initiative, rather than urban planning, created the Delmar Loop of today;
- some fascinating history of public education;
- how charter school success sometimes means failure; and,
- some interesting missouri tax advice that anyone can use.
Granted, I’ve already read most of this before, but if you arrive at the blog only to see something you’ve already read or that isn’t your favorite topic, give the random button a spin — an unexpected insight that will make your day might be just around the corner. Give it a try!