I didn’t publish any “Mini-Heap” posts over the summer for two reasons.
First, I’ve been trying to reduce how much time I spend on Daily Nous over the summers, so as to be able to use that time for other kinds of work.
Second, Mini-Heap posts originated as a response to requests from readers, some of whom wanted comment space to discuss the links, and others who subscribed to the site by email and wanted to be notified when new material was added to the Heap of Links—and the subscription service wasn’t working properly last Spring.
Over the summer, I discovered that the app I had been using for the subscription service for many years (Postmatic) died, so I went back to the native WordPress service. Chances are, if you had signed up for a subscription sometime in the past 8 years or so, you did so with the now-dead service, so if you’d like to receive email updates of new posts at DN, you’ll need to resubscribe. You can do that by entering your email in the “subscribe” box that’s located at the bottom of the Heap of Links on the main page. It looks like this:
On a laptop or desktop computer, the Heap will be on the left side of the screen. On a phone, you’ll find it by scrolling down on the main page past recent posts and comments.
I’ll be restarting the Mini-Heap posts this week or next. In the meanwhile, below are all of the links I added to the Heap over the summer.