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Month: July 2008

Baby Booze Blogger’s First Steps

Posted in Cocktails and Spirits

In the past couple of years, I’ve become a spirits and cocktails enthusiast. I’ve toured distilleries in Kentucky, sought out great bars when I travel, and collected bottles of spirits, liqueurs, and assorted drink-making stuff. As some of you know, I’ve been writing for a blog called The Spirit World, and I’ve added a mixology segment to Shelly’s Podcast. Last week’s Tales of the Cocktail absolutely filled my brain with information and inspiration. And it…

The Weekly Umbrage

Posted in Politics and Public Affairs

The two “stories” we’re supposed to care about in the political world this week are Jesse Jackson’s overheard whispering, and Phil Gramm’s accidental statement of what he truly believes. Will this summer ever ever end? Lemme tell you how a person who does not watch TV experienced the Jesse Jackson kerfuffel. I’ve heard bleeped versions of Jackson’s Fox News whisperings on several radio programs and podcasts. In at least one case, the audio had been…

Female Bloggers are a Diverse Bunch

Posted in New Media and Tech

I was excited to find a link to a list of the 50 most influential female bloggers. Of course, such lists are both totally subjective, and super fun to read. I was very proud to see that the Top 20 includes Blogger & Podcaster Magazine interview subjects Arianna Huffington, and BlogHer founders Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page, and Jory Des Jardins, and one of my very favorite contributors to the magazine, the irrepressible Lorelle VanFossen.…

No Twittering in Congress: Censorship or Good Government?

Posted in New Media and Tech, and Politics and Public Affairs

When I learned that Texas Congressman John Culberson is a Twitter user, I began following him right away. I suspect that the Congressman and I, a conservative Republican from my own state, would agree on very little. But his Twitter persona, is open and “human”. The posts are neither boring advertisements for his own accomplishments, or spin-filled obfuscations. And he respond to a lot of other Twitterers. That’s more than I can say for the…