One of the things I would like to use this blog for is for soliciting ideas for future columns from folks who live in and around St. Charles, IL. For anyone who doesn't know (and if you don't care, that's fine, too), I write a community interest column twice a week for the Daily Herald. I recently sent in my 1000th column! Sometimes, as you can imagine, it's hard to find ideas. What I'm always looking for are: interesting people, be they talented, helpful, inventive, and so on. I also write about local events that may offer a unique twist. There's more -- if you think of any, feel free to let me know.