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Inside Huckleberries — 6/21/06

4:30 p.m., This just in from Arizonan Tom Vaughn: “I enjoy reading your blog. I grew up in Spokane altho I’ve now lived in Phoenix, Az. for over 45 years.” Tom’s suggestion for a gathering of editors? “The Checker Board.”

2:34 p.m., Check out the new “Idaho Politics” Blogroll put together in a flash by Blogmeister KenP — just under the North Idaho Blogroll.

1:46 p.m., Blogmeister Ryan sent along this excerpt from monster Boing Boing blog: Kentucky government censors political watchdog site Patrick sez, “The Bluegrass Report is a well-established, highly reputable political blog devoted to investigations of Kentucky politics. The Republican state government of Kentucky has responded to its persistent refusal to dry up and blow away by…wait for it…blocking access to it from all state computers.” Link (Thanks, Patrick!) As Blogmeister Ryan sez: “This sounds kind of familiar.”

1:39 p.m., Just finished compiling my list of links for a new Idaho Politics Blogroll that’ll be up as soon as Blogmeister KenP can clear his desk to get to it: Bubblehead, Clayton Cramer, Eye On Boise, 43rd State Blues, F-Words, IdaBlue, Liberal Idaho, Palousitics, Randy Stapilus, Red State Rebels, and Right Mind. Thank you, Sara, for helping me compile it.

11:27 a.m., Editor Steve Smith mentioned to me during the Editorial Board meeting this morning that he’d be interested in what responses HBO gets to the call re: “What Name Do You Give To A Gathering of Editors?” “Wind Tunnel” from Dave Tolle was pretty good, as was a “Confusion” from CougCat. Put on your thinking caps, crew.

10:09 a.m., The dog days of summer already are hitting HBO hard. Just checked the page-views for Monday and Tuesday — both in the 3500 range, which is about 1500-plus down from a regular school-year day. But the “individual views” are consistent: 1885 Monday, 1884 Tuesday. Seems Mom didn’t check in Tuesday.

8:58 a.m., Special day for me today, HBOers — my 31st wedding anniversary. On the first day of summer in 1975, in 108 degree heat in the little northern California town of Corning, the former Brenda Orrmins and I swapped vows. And I’ve gotten the better of the deal ever since. If possible, she’s kinder and more loving today than she was that day.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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