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Saturday, March 20, 2004

Blogrolls of Distinction

My latest perusal of Technorati reveals the fact that I’m on the blogroll—along with a number of blogs of distinction, I’m proud to add--of a new blog with the discreetly subtle title of “DickCheneyIsABitch.”

If you want to get your anti-Cheney rocks off, this is a good place to visit--a focused niche blog that stays tightly on purpose. The author goes by the nom-de-blog of “Amitaba.” I looked it up, and it seems that Amitaba is one of the five transcendental Buddhas, specifically the Symbol of Self-Realization.

OK. Gracias, Amitaba! My humble blog is now simultaneously associated with Cheney-trashing and Self-Realization. I proudly accept the linkage.

Friday, March 19, 2004

Hero In the Family

Can this blog be revived? It’s an open and unresolved question. But when a dear relative gets labeled a “folk hero” in the local press, that will jolt anyone possessing a drop of blogger’s blood to get back on the keyboard and crank out a post.

Brother-in-law Bob Blackman, a family treasure and Holiday Supplier of untold quantities of quality gift music over the years, is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of his folk-music show on Michigan Public Radio.

The Lansing State Journal has a nice article about it and honors him with the folk hero label in its headline.

Bob knows everything there is to know about the subject, and it’s great to see him get the recognition he deserves with a special concert being given tonight in his honor.

Wish I could be there, bro! It’s an honor to have you in the family.