A little while ago I had an idea for a series here on The Cloister wherein I would ask people what one pen, ink, and paper they would choose to have if they were stranded on a desert island. I was going to call it Desert Island Desks, a play on the title of the radio show Desert Island Discs.
As I thought about it more, it became apparent to me that there were some problems with the whole thing:
- It would be a lot of work finding people to contribute to such a series.
- In the unlikely event that I found myself willing to put in said amount of effort, those posts would quickly overwhelm my own "Original Content".
But the idea (and ridiculously clever name) just wouldn't go away so I did what any reasonable person would do: I registered the (shockingly still available) domain name and started an entire new site for it. But it's not just any kind of site. No sir (or ma'am). It's a Tumblr with submissions. This solves both of the problems listed above: the posts have their own place to live and The People can now come to me.
Submissions are wide open, so come
to Butthead on over and tell me what's on your Desert Island Desk.