There’s been a fair bit of flapping about the credentialing of about thirty webloggers for this year’s Democratic Convention (a smaller number will likely be at the GOP shindig). I liked David Weinberger’s early take: This event marks the day that blogging became something else. Exactly what isn’t clear yet, and the culture clash is […]Read more "A plague of webloggers…"
Rapture is all too rare in my dull existence, but five years back I enjoyed stacked hours of bliss camped out on a remote beach on the Sonoran coast of the Sea of Cortes. The stark desert landscape, the crashing waves, fine food and intoxicants, and little else — we spent our days sitting on […]Read more "Things just keep getting better and better"
Weezie, we hardly knew ye… The CBC’s flagship nightly newscast The National revels in its status as a beacon of calm in a frenetic media maelstrom. Commercial-free, conscientious, sober and more than a little bit pompous, it’s a canonical news program to the marrow. Last night, the third or fourth story off the top of […]Read more "Movin’ on up… to the great big shithouse in the sky"
“You Canadians — you’re even polite when you’re throwing blood on people.”Read more "A clear-eyed assessment of our national character…"