My fiance asked me one time, "How do you know so much about everything?" First, she's far from correct on that assessment of me, but by "everything", she was referring to Israel/Palestine history and relations, SCOTUS cases and judges, net neutrality, 2nd amendment/guns perspectives, foreign affairs, US federal taxation, etc.
My response to her was: "Celticsblog"
You can maybe imagine her reaction was laughing in disbelief. I told her I was serious and I had to physically show her the threads of in-depth, intelligent, (mostly) respectful discussion on these topics to prove this to her. She was pretty shocked to see it.
site community is a true gem. For somebody like me who is a die-hard basketball fan, loves the Celtics, and loves to hear perspectives from all sides of arguments on current events, this place has been a blessing for me. Makes me really appreciate what a gift the internet is and appreciate even more all the hard work that so many people have put in to build up and maintain this wonderful community.
I'm stoked that this community is not going to disappear and am happy to contribute an Eddie House to its continuation. I'd be missing a lot without it.