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Wed., June 21, 2006, 5:19 p.m.

HBO’s Best of the Local Blogs — 6/21/06

Illustration: Jim Tibbs/Grants Pass, Ore.

*That HBO Friends of Huckleberries link for former Coeur d'Alene Press reporter Brent Andrews' Chronic Discontent blog finally takes you to the right place instead of a promo page for his riveting book, "The Pot Plan." In his latest posting, Brent talks about his reluctance to drive because he's afraid he'll see roadkill -- or worse, kill an animal while driving -- here.

*"I don't know if its in the air or the water or what that makes it so difficult for the men serving the public in Spokane to keep their zippers up," begins Mari Meehan in her latest Dogwalk Musings. And you'll have to read the rest here.

*Big John Rook has written poetry for years but now he's taken the time to post it here.

*"Becoming a father is a surreal experience, like when the alarm clock starts buzzing but seems to be apart of the dream that you are (awakened) from. I think all dads have that moment. For my friend, it was hearing his daughter cry for the first time. My moment was when I got to dress Christian for the first time" -- North Idaho Blogroll newcomer Nicholas Casey/Rants, Rants & Random Thoughts here.

*Marianne Love/Slight Detour thought she'd won the lottery when she laid claim to all those boxes that once held Sandpoint High yearbooks here.

*CDADave wonders what all those Wi-Fiers who pound away at their computers over coffee at Java on Sherman do at night, in his latest Thin Air post, here.

Meanwhile, Cis tells of a dedication in honor of two special Kootenai women here, Family Phil celebrates his son's 8th birthday here, Granati discusses serving at the Union Gospel Mission here, and ErinG catches us up on what she's been doing for the last month here.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.