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Epilogue: follow-up to previous posts

September 29th, 2005 · No Comments

In It doesn’t happen every day I mentioned Nancy Blakey’s Eagle Harbor Bookstore appearance on September 22 to talk about her essay on sex ed. I wasn’t able to be there but Chris Holmes once again lets me know how it was.

Jim Thomsen of the Kitsap Sun stopped by and left a comment on my post praising citizen journalists Bainbridge Buzz for their reporting on mayoral candidate Will Peddy’s resume. I am grateful for the Islander’s focus on blogging. Jim in fact was the one who profiled me for the paper last year.

Like Chris Holmes, I bid a fond farewell to Steve Gardner of the Islander who will now be covering other parts of the county for the Kitsap Sun. Steve has been reading and commenting on blogs, both on blog sites and in the paper itself. It’s been great to know he was listening.

Speaking of the Peddy campaign, I received an email of his concession speech. Did any other bloggers? The Buzz also posted it.

And speaking of the Buzz, I should disclose that last week Ted and I decided to become sponsors of the Buzz. If the future of community reporting and newspapers looks bleak, the Buzz offers one model of hope. For the past two elections, I’ve valued the Buzz’s contributions. And I realized I should finally put some money where my mouth has been.

Philippe Boucher who responded to Jim’s comment on my post has also written blog posts for each mayoral candidate. Nezam Toolee has already responded – perhaps he will begin blogging, with Philippe’s help!

On to lighter topics…a few people responded to my Bill Gates and barbers post by pointing out that perhaps the Microsoft founder himself suffered through a few bad haircuts. Adrian Sampson was one who commented, and I realized, had I been clever enough, I could have woven his wonderful hair-cutting animation into my defense of Open Source.

Thanks to everyone for reading and commenting!

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