Several readers, over the years, have suggested that I should put together a "greatest hits" sort of book based on this blog: a collection of the articles that have attracted the greatest interest (based on the number of times each has been directly accessed), or which I think are the most important, or that are particularly requested by readers. Such queries seem to have increased lately.
I can do this, of course; it's not complicated to put together - but I'm honestly not sure whether the demand for it would be sufficient to justify it. I mean, the archives of the blog are online, and it's not as if anyone interested can't just search through them to find what he or she is looking for. I don't want to do all the work to put together a collection, only to find that nobody wants it! On the other hand, there are those requests. Clearly, there are some who do want it. Specific articles they've mentioned include some about South Africa ("Remembering Mike", "Remembering Inyati", "The Night Christmas Became Real", thoughts on Nelson Mandela's death, etc.), or about terrorism ("My Heroes", "Paris And The Pain Of Being Human", etc.), or other personal recollections.
Therefore, I'll be grateful for your input. Would you be interested in such a book (or books) if I put them together? I'd make them short enough to be readable, and publish them as e-books and in print, at an affordable price. If you're interested, please leave a comment to this post letting me know that, or e-mail me if you prefer (my address is in my profile in the sidebar). If you'd like to suggest any particular article(s) for inclusion, please do that too. Based on the overall response, I'll consider whether or not to proceed.