Dear Brother Dear Sister


EDIT [FEB 2015]: This project has been retired.

Remember that secret project I mentioned a while back? Well, it’s ready for it’s close-up. I’ve already shared it on Facebook (so you’ve probably already heard about it because, let’s face it, if you’re reading this, we’re probably Facebook friends), but I thought I’d write up a post here on the off-chance that a stranger passing through might be interested. So, without further ado, I present to you Dear Brother Dear Sister.

As you may have surmised, Dear Brother Dear Sister is a blog I write with my brother. I had the idea for it last summer when my brother mentioned that he might want me to build him a blog. I figured it would be more fun for both of us if we co-blogged or share-blogged (shlogged?), and so the idea for DBDS was born. As with most of my ideas, I figured this one would fizzle out and never move past thought into reality. I figured my brother wouldn’t even be interested. But to my surprise, he actually liked the idea. So one night, after I got back from Africa, I bought the domain name and started building. A week later, the site was up and running.

Anyway, the premise of the blog is very simple. We each post once a week (he on Mondays and I on Thursdays). There are two rules. (1) Every post must end with a question, and (2) if one of us is late writing a post or if we¬† forget to ask a question, the other person must assign the rule-breaker a writing challenge. There are no rules for challenges. We’ve written about a variety of things from pop culture to philosophy to personal stories, and we’re just getting started.

So, if you’re interested in hearing the ramblings of two underemployed former English majors who miss writing, check out Dear Brother Dear Sister. And be sure to leave a comment or send us a note. We’d both appreciate it.