Saturday, November 12, 2005

Two Blogs…One Old Friend, One Newcomer.

I regularly read David Kaiser’s long, thoughtful, blog History Unfolding. The Data Port has carried a link to it for a number of months and I hope that some visitors here have found time to visit it. If you haven’t, you should.

Kaiser describes his posts as: “A historian's comments on current events, foreign and domestic.” The articles in History Unfolding are longer than most blog posts. They are more like the pieces you are likely to read in the New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, or
The NY Times Magazine.

The articles are well worth both your time and your attention. The current offering, titled Information Warfare at the White House, raises the question “whether America can in fact be governed by an Administration that refuses to admit basic facts both about what it is doing, and what is happening in the world.”

The Newcomer

The Newcomer is the blog for “Voices,” which is all about the writing and photography of a group of young men and women (sorry, I refuse to call them ‘kids’) who annually publish the magazine 110 Degrees devoted to telling stories, past and present, of the Tucson community.

A new staff comes on board at the start of each year. Along with them comes a group of volunteer mentors in writing and photography. I was fortunate to be one of that group last year and am looking forward to doing it again this year.

Check out the blog here.
Read past stories from 110 Degrees here.
Read about 110 Degrees here.

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