Krista's Journal: A New Adventure With So Many New Ways to Communicate

September 6, 2012

Krista Tippett, host of On BeingI’ve been writing this weekly journal for more years than I can count. It’s been a gift to me — giving me a reason and a space to pause between shows and reflect on what I’ve learned before lurching on to the next show. But there are so many new ways to communicate, and so much going on in the life of the program that makes it hard to keep this weekly deadline. So I’m going to try a new adventure, and I hope you’ll stay with me — as we say in radio — for this one. I am going to write more frequent, more succinct communications by way of twitter. I’m emboldened by what Rosanne Cash told me about Twitter as an art form for her, a place for poetic (as opposed to superficial) communications. We will see.

My good colleagues here will keep repurposing my “tweets” in other places, like this newsletter, and our blog and our Tumblr, for others like me who are naturally wary of technological transitions. I’ll be pulling my favorite lines from interviews and I’ll have a place to report in real time from the road — the year ahead is full of interesting plans, including a new Civil Conversations series of live events and an upcoming conference in Assisi. And I’m at work on a new book, which I might preview in bite sized pieces, looking for input.

This weekly email will remain the best place to find all the news from the show and hear from me in that new condensed form. So, please, keep following us on this space AND find me @kristatippett. I’m surprising myself with those words.

Recommended Reading

Image of Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion
Author: Alain De Botton
Publisher: Pantheon (2012)
Binding: Hardcover, 320 pages

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De Botton is the author of Religion for Atheists and How Proust Can Change Your Life. He's also the founder and chairman of The School of Life in London.

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