The folks in Boston are looking for submissions to the periodicals. Here are a few suggestions that the members of the Church Board of Directors might willingly undertake in a desire to help row their own boat.
1. An enthusiastic wrap-up of their many loving initiatives and accomplishments over the past year. This should easily fill a page or two, especially if a picture of their cherubic faces graced part of one page. The astrological sign of each would be a fine bonus.
2. Each month a Board member could be featured, sharing with readers his wit and wisdom and just a few of the ideas he has contributed for the betterment of the Church. If that well is a bit dry or brackish, maybe some clever doodles or creative noodling from a Board meeting would suffice.
3. The Board could no doubt have a lengthy round-table discussion of how the Gill "biography" of Mrs. Eddy has generously blessed Christian Science and Christian Scientists. A lot of us would be really interested in that.
4. Each month a Board member could take readers on a very personal walk through the MBE Library and let them in on the inspiration it has provided to him. Some heartwarming stories from visitors might also be included to flesh out each month's offering.
5. A hard-hitting article explaining to all those dunderheads out there where they are falling short in support of the enlightened Board leadership.
6. An explanation for those poor souls who must have missed it the first time around of the why and wherefore of "The Writings of Mary Baker Eddy". Some of us underlings don't get it.
7. Some fun fruitage from the fun C.S. website.
Those whose appetite for adventure has been aroused by the call for submissions to the periodicals are heartily encouraged to have a go at it. Personal experience compels me to add, though, that if one does venture into the icy waters of publication in the C.S. periodicals he should be immune to or have a high tolerance for frustration, aggravation, and rejection (sometimes after hopes have been raised). And while you are at it aim higher than "Deep Think", which is something of a misnomer. Neither deep nor think is a word which came to mind in my admittedly limited exposure to this series.