Monthly Archives: December 2005

Blog furball

Tai Shan, Democrat for Congress Assorted blogs In the past 14 days the Washington Post has cited Tai Shan in 40 news stories and 73 photos and videos. In contrast, Dennis Hastert made it into 21 news stories and 52 photos, and his counterpart Nancy Pelosi was cited in 48 Post news stories and 52 […]

DC Blogs Noted:

Online etiquette & mea culpa in real time No Taming This Shrew After using an image off another blog, this writer, Megarita, gets a note from its owner objecting to its use. It’s an experience that serves as a framework for a good discussion on some of copyright and fair use issues. Megarita deserves our […]

Blog Smoke

Smoking Debate: The DC council voted this week to ban smoking in restaurants and bars. The DC city council “extinguished my right like I would extinguish my cigarette in a beer-soaked ashtray.” The Rock Creek Rambler. Thank God, is all I have to say. I’m sick of my clothes and hair smelling like smoke every […]

DC Blogs Noted:

Safety Statistics Make Me Angry True Believer (serving in Iraq) Our writer, serving in Iraq, brings a strong mix of wit and smarts to his posts. When not in Iraq he’s a DC metro area resident, according to DC Cookie, who recommended this blog and wrote: He’s a really good writer, so I expect big […]

DC Blogs Noted:

A Cancer Story Till human voices wake us, and we drown It’s an amazing story about the author’s teenage bout with malignant melanoma. It’s long but a great, moving read. — Jamy An excerpt: It was a malignant skin tumor. Upon first glance, it just looked like a birthmark or mole. But when the professor […]

Why We Blog Edition

Blogging Myth Deflated Looking2Live Baby boomers are in the minority among DC bloggers, and the same is probably true nationally. That may change in time but this writer, Barbara, is already one of the trailblazers of her generation. In this post, excerpted, she writes about the reaction of her family and friends to her blog, […]

DC Blogs Noted:

Outbreak GreenCanary This is a very well told story about a series of encounters and scenes in a medical facility waiting room. Content warning for the squeamish. It begins simply: (Nod to Cube for this find) Oh. Holy. Vishnu. This morning I did a good deed and am now going to pay for it with […]

DC Blogs Noted:

Fame Virginity Lost The Countdown of V Not two days after Larissa starts this blog it’s picked up in the Washington Post Express’ Blog Log – an impressive accomplishment, but also recognition of its unique (for DC at least) news value. The Countdown of V is the story of a twentysomething ‘accidental’ virgin who is […]