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Blogging Ethics

A blog-friend of mine is doing a survey on the ethics of bloggers. Please stop by at and let him know your thoughts about blogging ethics.


Pretty hot for a 65 year old

Today, Kim observed that I'm pretty hot for a 65 year old. What did she mean? Well, it turns out that the Danbury News-Times has an article about political bloggers thriving in Connecticut.

It is a pretty good article for a newspaper article. However, it does have one important factual error. I'm actually only 46.

It also refers to Greater Democracy as a liberal blog. While many of the bloggers that contribute to Greater Democracy are liberal, the goal of the blog is to 'consider how new communications technologies support democracy, and how we can ensure that the effectiveness of those technologies is not constrained by ill-considered policy or development'. This is a goal that many people both liberal and conservative should be supporting.

If you have stopped by today as a result of the article, please take a moment to say hi in a comment below.

Random Thoughts

Still fighting a cold and some work strife that I’m not pleased with, but it could be worse.

Kimberly first support group meeting didn’t sound very supportive. Perhaps she needs Project KimCare, based on Phil Klein’s experience.

Brinn (not her real name)’s mom died and Gina (her real name), Brinn’s teacher, is trying to help.

Abolish the Death Penalty tells Juan Melendez’s story.

Beth and Marnie talk about the value of mistakes.

Saturday is National Adoption Day and Sunday is the 7th annual Transgender day of remembrance.

Sony and our National Security

(Originally published in Greater Democracy)

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about Sony's 'rootkit' that they had secretly been installing on computers around the world and the security issues it has raised.

As I read this, I felt compelled to write the following letter to my Congressperson, Chris Shays, who is chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations.

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It is a dark and stormy night and my spirits are matching the night. Fiona is in bed, still fighting off the remnants of a cold. I am run down, probably fighting the same bug. Kim is up visiting our friend Kimberly, outside of Boston.

Kimberly writes in My trip with breast cancer,” I am officially in Stage IIIA. Stage 5-year Relative Survival Rate - IIIA = 56% Source: American Cancer Society”. I am glad Kimberly is keeping a blog. I am glad that Kim has gone up to help. I know how hard it will be on everyone.