Fred Clark has been writing his Slacktivist blog for a long time. He is always thoughtful. You should out his work.
I always want the comments on Wall Street Journal articles to be better than they are.
I am always disappointed.
Now that I’ve started the site up again, I have a couple of series I’m going to try to keep running. The first one is “Fan Mail.” In an ongoing effort to make the web less of a cesspool, I’ll occasionally put some fan mail out into the world.
Breihan has been writing up every song that has hit number one on the Billboard charts, starting back in the fifties. I look forward to reading the new entries in this list every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Now, we’re up to the early 80s, back when Casey Kasem reigned and I have first-hand memories of listening to these songs on the radio.
I Love Rock and Roll ruled the airwaves in fourth grade.
Eye of the Tiger was the first 45s I ever bought.
Today’s entry: Jack and Diane was off one of the first records I ever owned. The first track off American Fool was Hurts So Good, immediately followed by Jack and Diane. That’s a pretty impressive one-two punch.
I can’t sing, can’t paint. I can barely write. But, I can (occasionally) take good pictures. I’ll post some of my favorites from over the years.
I took this picture in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, in Summer 2019.
In early 2001, I launched this site. A few years ago, I pulled it down. Today, I’m bringing it back up.
Back when I started, I thought everyone should have their own site, their own home on the web. I still do. The golden age of the blog is probably not coming back, but I’ll try to keep my tiny little corner of the web alive.
(p.s., the earliest snapshot from archive.org is from October, 2001. The blogroll on the side is really interesting.)