Here are a few stories/articles/posts that have caught my attention this week and are worth a read (consider this the bulleted list version of a smorgasbord):
- "It's time to pony up--why good websites shouldn't be free" by Daniel Lyons in the upcoming Newsweek. I've thought a little about this and which websites I frequent would cease to me my go-to spots if I had to pay a fee.
- "A new taste of Hemingway's A Moveable Feast" from Smithsonian magazine. I find myself drawn to Hemingway, though I've never personally connected with any of his novels. Maybe it's the Idaho connection, who knows.
- "The 'Curse' of Idaho's First District" via MountainGoat Report. Also worth noting that a few other colorful characters have held the 1st CD seat including Larry "Widestance" Craig and the womanizing Steve Symms. It's hard to believe that a seat that has been held by a brilliant state historian, Burton French, Gracie Pfost, and perhaps the most qualified Idahoan elected to the seat, Abe Goff, has also been held by the likes of Sali, Chenoweth, and the Running Man (aka Minnick). I guess we've been fairly lucky in the 2nd CD. Well, minus the very large and humiliating George Hansen hiccup...
- "Is health care reform really going to happen?" on the Idaho State Journal politics blog. Mentioned this briefly yesterday and it's a great article.