In response to John's call for blogs--and having torn my hungry self away from the food blog Emily mentioned--here are a buncha blogs I haunt:
- Candleblog, a blog by one of my best friends from high school. Topics include coffee, filmmaking, free speech, grammar, "the nerd life," Vermont (my home state), and many more.
- The Masala Dose, another blog of a high school friend. A former copyeditor, Spine (the author) is now a grad student and T.A. in Portland.
- Tomato Nation, a bloggish website by one of the co-creators of Television Without Pity, itself a highly addictive website. I especially like Tomato Nation's "The Vine" advice column feature. Tomato Nation is a member of a group of blogs, Damn Hell Ass Kings, with none of which can you go wrong. (How do you like that for not ending a sentence with a preposition?!?) My other favorites there are Velcrometer (by a Twin Cities author), Frolic and Detour, Pamie, and (a daily read) Go Fug Yourself.
- Dohiyi Mir, another blog by a Vermonter, this one focused on politics, free speech, the peace movement, photography, and the author's pack of Dogz and Catz.
- New York Hack, a New York cabbie's blog, less frequently updated nowadays since she's turned many of the entries into a book.
I guess my knowing about all these blogs is a direct result of another literacy experience: writing--and, more to the point, putting off writing--my dissertation.