This is the second edition of my little experiment; in case you missed last week’s introduction, The Party Line is my attempt to take the ideas and thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head all week, and use them to kick off a weekend’s worth of conversation.

The lighting and back-of-the-napkin editing continue to offend my recovering filmmaker self, but you go to post with the flip cam you have. . . . I hope, in spite of the aesthetics, you still feel compelled to join in the discussion.

(NB: I will be away from the computer most of the day, but will try to jump back in to the comments later tonight.)