Winds of Change

It was a shock to learn this morning that VolunteerVoters is no more, with Kleinheider falling to budget cuts at WKRN.  Reading through the many comments, it’s clear that this is a blow to the blogosphere across the state.

If anyone needed more evidence that the economy really has fallen through the outhouse floor, there it is.

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I also learned this morning that someone has started up a new local blog under the heading Citizen Netdad.  My husband has talked about doing so for better than a year, but I’ve always dissuaded him… he needs his own identity.  So for anyone who stumbles across it and wonders, no, Citizen Netdad is no relation to me — and certainly is not my hubby.  HWTFM has procured a domain name, but hasn’t put anything up yet.

In case you’re wondering, the missing link is intentional.  I’m still in a tiff over the blatant ripoff of a name so similar to my own.

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The Oak Ridge Schools’ draft budget for next year should be arriving sometime this week, so stay tuned in the coming days for some more useful posting on that subject.  Also, we have a German exchange student arriving on Wednesday, so that should liven up things at home for a few weeks.

Through these last cold, dark days of winter, I’ve nearly finished Beta’s quilt top (in preparation for her leaving for college next summer), have begun work on a prom dress for Gamma, and finished Delta’s Easter dress yesterday.  All the hearth and home stuff hasn’t left a lot of time for writing, but I’ve gone through several excellent books on my iPod.  Listening isn’t as much fun as reading, but it’s hard to read and sew/drive/cook at the same time.

4 Responses to “Winds of Change”

  1. on 16 Mar 2008 at 11:59 am Harry

    Oh come on now… Think “let’s talk frankly.” What goes round, comes round…

  2. on 16 Mar 2008 at 12:41 pm Netmom

    That would be fair enough, Harry, except that I owned the “letstalkfrank.com” domain before the local cable program of the same name existed.

  3. on 16 Mar 2008 at 8:36 pm girlfriend

    How did I know that would come up? People should know their facts before they make statements.

  4. on 18 Mar 2008 at 7:31 am Joel

    Heh. “Winds of Change” is the name of a warblog.

    http://www.windsofchange.net/

    BTW, I have a feeling you’d like it.

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