Saturday, March 28, 2009

Smorgasbord Saturday

Eight days until opening night baseball, nine days until opening day...

"Confused at the Ranch" is a title that seems to encapsulate what the experience of listening to "Zeb at the Ranch" is like. Go read this piece.

I'm not in the mood to go into any amount of detail about my feelings on Obama's gaffe on Jay Leno, but I am happy to see that Special Olympics is taking this unfortunate spotlight to teach people about their organization, the developmentally disabled and eliminating the r-word.

While you're happily reading these links, check out this piece from Byron Yankey's blog. I really like his suggestion that had the technology existed, Ben Franklin and John Adams may well have been bloggers. A lot of that generation, I think, because of their dedication to writing letters may well have made excellent bloggers.

Two interesting, but not completely unrelated letters to the editor of the Times-News. One fueled by recent events; another fueled by, well I'm not sure, but I was in fact invited to the "tea party."

In case you don't read Smithsonian, there is a great piece about Boise with fabulous photographs by a guy I'm quite impressed by--Glenn Oakley. Go check it out.

That's all folks.


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