An Imminent Announcement

Ever since I moved to Big Think last October, the changes are coming faster and faster. And now, the next big one is right around the corner!


Following in the footsteps of that astute master of political strategy, Newt Gingrich, I'm writing this post to announce that I'll soon make an announcement, the contents of which I believe will be of great interest to any regular reader of this site. Stay tuned, and feel free to use the comments to engage in rampant speculation.

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