A few years ago, while he was in college, my good friend Justin Mulwee started up an independent newspaper. He named it the Blackbird Press, and eventually it became a website. Their creed is one with which I agree, and their content is entertaining and/or thought-provoking.
Justin liked my last post, edited it, and, with my permission, posted it on the Blackbird Press. Other such essays may show up there as well. I recommend keeping an eye on the site for people who aren't me, too.