I never did get to thank Tim F. for the almost decade of posting here. It came out of the blue when he hung up his keys to the joint, and I hope he reconsiders and comes back once he has more time. Even if it is to just post pictures of that beautiful dog of his. Many of you don’t know it, but Tim F. is one of the main reasons the blog is the way it is today. As I was making my slow and long overdue metamorphosis away from the GOP, I decided to give the reins over to someone from a different perspective. Tim F. was a long time commenter who was with the site from the very beginning, even at my wingnuttiest. Now, I don’t know how many of you have started your own project like this website, but I was very hesistant to turn over the keys to anyone. As it turned out, my judgment was better than normal, and Tim was a very valuable addition to this website. He worked out so well that I was happy to allow many others join the site and post their thoughts, opinions, and four letter words. Ironically, Tim has spent seven years trying to lure me to Pittsburgh to go to a Steelers game with him or have some beers, and I resisted. Now, I start to come out of my shell, and Tim bails on me. At any rate, thanks, Tim, and the door is always open if you want to come back.
One of Tim’s earlier endeavors was to bring beerblogging to the site, and to somewhat fill that void, I would recommend you all visit Stace Boschma’s website Brew Like a Girl. They have a whole bunch of things you beer drinkers might enjoy, including tips, secrets, and reviews, so go check it out.
In other news, The Ann Arbor Review of Books, a site put together for independent media criticism by another reader here, is looking for writers. If you are interested in writing, or if you are just interested in another blog, go here.
Finally, my good buddy Bill Hicks (of Jill and Bill or “the Ills” fame), notes that Nate Silver really, really blew it on some climate change posts, and urged me to have all of you read this TP piece rebutting it. One of Bill’s biggest passions (more so than even tequila) is the climate change issue, so please check it out.
That’s it for me. I’m just wiped out.