Stepping away (Weekend open thread)

There are some things going on in the blogosphere right now (check out Wonkette, HotAir, and Malkin’s for more) that I don’t want to be a part of, even as a blogger standing on the sidelines watching it all play out. So I am stepping away from blogging for the next couple of days until the latest blog war brouhaha (hopefully) cools down. I’m afraid I’d be too tempted to blog about it if I stick around and will end up saying things that I’d later end up regretting, so stepping away from blogging for the weekend I will.

This will be a good opportunity for me to do some research on how to vlog, how to record news clips and post them to this site, and explore some other cool features to add to the blog. I want to make this blog the best it possibly can be and to do that I need to keep up with new trends in blogging – so I’ll spend a significant amount of time on that, rather than giving in to the temptation to get involved in the ongoing sparring.

Don’t worry – I’ll check in from time to time to release any non-spam/troll comments held in moderation. In the meantime, please use this thread as the weekend open thread. I’ll be available via email, should you need to contact me.

For your listening enjoyment, this clip is from U2’s halftime performance at the 2002 SuperBowl. They are playing the best song I think they’ve ever done: “Where the Streets Have No Name” – they performed it at the bowl as a tribute to 9-11 victims, and you’ll see the names of the victims scrolling in the background. It starts off somber, but within a few seconds, the actual song starts.

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