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May 27, 2004

Spam of the day

"Subject: It depends on your pizzaria fumigant"

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May 21, 2004

Pen and ink blog

I just found Dan Gregory's Everyday Matters blog. It's just so beautiful, especially the pen-lust entry. Love the illustrated pen reviews, including a new cheap disposable Rapidograph that doesn't get clogged and require obsessive rinsing - who knew?

God I miss pen and ink drawing - and I haven't done a colored ink wash thing since before I had kids. I miss doing photography and playing guitar often enough to enjoy instead of just getting depressed and frustrated about how much ground I've lost. And I miss building web sites instead of just tinkering with them.

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May 20, 2004

Weird obsession explained!

Thanks to Peter Kaminski for accounting for my recent porch fixation. His January 2003 post defines the blog as a virtual front porch: topporch.jpg

"Blogs are like front porches. As people amble by on the sidewalk, they find an interesting person or three on the front porch swing. They might follow a bit of the discussion, and be moved to say hello. Or they might amble on, and when they get home to their porch, talk about how they saw so-and-so talking over on Elm Street about such-and-such."

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May 11, 2004

Porch culture diffusion index

Worthwhile mag's Rebecca Ryan's latest "Cool Community" post posits sidewalk-facing porches as a community-enabling technology. Me too.

My neighborhood is not only rife with veranda-sized porches, it hosts a porch decorating contest as part of the annual block party. Does that make Springfield a cool community? Only if you live here. Northampton will tell you they have a lock on that designation in these parts (but we definitely have them out-porched).

So is this a bona fide trend? Debra Galant photo-blogged her porch. Technorati is showing 156 blogs with "front porch" posts in the last week. So far, Blogdex is mostly picking up on back porches (in a don't-go-there kind of way) except for porch bands and porch boots.

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May 4, 2004



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