Chad, I think this is a great idea! Your enthusiasm for the project is obvious — this post is just bursting with excitement. I’m working on some commissioned stories for other publications at the moment, but I hope to pitch a reported essay on a cultural topic or perhaps an op-ed in the future. I have no doubt your re-branded publication will be a great success. My best to you, and congratulations on your relocation from D.C. to San Francisco.