FDL Movie Night: High Tech, Low Life

By: Monday July 8, 2013 4:59 pm

Stephen Maing’s documentary High Tech, Low Life reveals the efforts of two of China’s most visible bloggers, Tiger Temple and Zola, two very different reporters with apparently different motivations whose work scaling “the Great Firewall” walks the fine line between political dissidence and social commentary.


Pam’s House Blend Segment on Melissa Harris-Perry Is Up…

By: Sunday June 23, 2013 5:00 pm

And what’s not to love — she mentioned in a shout-out my much-loved (often-derided) fave band Journey.

Goodbye Pam’s House Blend: After Nine Years, Closing the Coffeehouse July 1

By: Sunday June 16, 2013 12:45 pm

All good things must come to an end, even after numerous awards and accolades, it’s time to acknowledge that I cannot continue to run on fumes alone. The Blend could continue limping along, but my health and well-being come first; over the last few years burning the candle at both ends with a full-time offline job and PHB.

News on life after the L5-S1 slice and dice

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 8:30 am

I had the very necessary surgery on Friday, January 18, 2013, so here’s where I am after the bilateral discectomy now that I’m a few days post-op.


By: Friday December 21, 2012 1:51 pm

It is with a heavy heart that I wrap up these eight-plus years of writing things on the Internet. The concurrence between my last day and the end of the Mayan calendar, by the way, is purely coincidental; I do think there will be news after today, and most likely people covering it (anyway, the whole world-ending thing is a great big misunderstanding, I guess). Anyway, there are a lot of people who deserve to be mentioned.

A Programming Note

By: Thursday December 6, 2012 7:25 am

I want to share some news. I am going to be ending my association with FDL News Desk. My last day will be December 21, two weeks from tomorrow.

The Daily Beast: Netroots blogs turn 10 — and are struggling to survive

By: Wednesday October 24, 2012 6:43 am

David Freedlander’s report is a fairly accurate reminder of once was was — organized online political power by a group of individual bloggers that is now in decline — and what the state of things is now as changes in the economic, political and media landscape have resulted in natural, if not desired, evolution.

Lotsa Thin Skin Out There: Polarizing Political Environment Tests Relationships on Social Media

By: Saturday October 13, 2012 6:00 pm

I read this piece and was fascinated by the apparent agita out there over what people see/respond to on social media when it comes to discussing politics.

A Decade Of Hijinks, Tomfoolery & Basset Poop

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 11:40 am

As of today, September 19 in the Year of Our Tebow 2012, I have been “blogging” for ten (10) years.

Slideshow: Netroots Nation 2012. You Can Also Attend via Livestreams

By: Thursday June 7, 2012 12:32 pm

I’m in Providence, Rhode Island for Netroots Nation 2012 (#nn12), and it’s nice to see so many familiar faces and newbies here.

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