so to provide something quick and easy for me to blog about and also to illustrate the wide diversity of the range of topics covered by bloggers and blogging i’m going to pick a different topic every day and provide some links for blogs you may not have seen.
Today: food blogs
looking over some of these blogs last night, made me really miss being closer to my baltimore friends. as a group we all really appreciate having a good meal and a good drink together. creighton is especially adept at making fabulous creations out of simple, wholesome food. i have wonderful memories of olive tapenade, good bread, wonderful pasta dishes, excellent inexpenive wine and catching the late train home after that second bottle.
An excellent list of food blogs can be found at
FOODblog: Kiplog Cooks and Eats.
Specific blogs that i enjoyed:
Abundant – glorious pictures.
Beer Blog – this should be a favorite
In a Vegan Kitchen – provides a great list of delicious looking recipes
I Love Sandwiches – as a sandwich lover, this one made me very happy
Tigers & Strawberries – detailed recipes, with methodology and pictures. also pictures of cats!
You Gonna Eat All that? – well, are you?
so i’ve completed 1 of 5, count ’em 5 final projects that i have to do by next thursday.
this one is a pathfinder on blogs for my reference class. I’m particularly pleased with this one. especially in light of the thoughts i’ve had recently about blogs and blogging.
there was that whole bullshit about the “revenge of the blog people” written by Michael Gorman and published by Library Journal. The thing that bugged me the most about his reactionary display was how much he just seemed to discount the medium because it’s relatively accessible. for those who have access to a computer and the internet (which isn’t as many people as we’d like to think) blog software and free blog hosting provides a quick, cheap, and easy public voice for people who may not otherwise have one. it permits blanket communication with like-thinkers, friends, and family. it allows real people to say what they want relatively unadulterated. granted, i’m painting a rosy picture, but for me this is the ideal of blogs — this is what they can do. I love blogs for the same reason i love unconventional autobiography. it’s a snippet of the way a person sees themself, or wants to see themself, written by their own hand.
i got a random e-mail from pete’s little brother the other day who i haven’t heard from in months and it was just a few lines. one of which was,
“If you’re interested in keeping up-to-date on my life (hah!) here’s my blog. I keep it pretty current.”
I love that the concept is so simple, a 16-year old gets it, embraces it, and uses it to share his life with me.
current listening: Don’t fear the reaper — Blue Oyster Cult