*E.H. asks: "Why are the vast majority of the evergreen trees that line the highway between Coeur d'Alene and Wallace, in both directions, dying or dead?" Anyone?
*From the Brand X blog and "Bad Hagadroid" today: "DFO is STILL relying on conservatives to make Dingleberries interesting. He now has Conservative Grand Dame Alice Rankin as a gardening blogumist. What next, Sandy Patano's entertaining tips? How about Bob Nonini's favorite party treats or Phil Hart's tax tips. Maybe Ron Vieselmeyer on Christian philosophical differences ... I'd personally love to have Bob Nonini share his recipe for party treats." Actually, I'm lining up a young dentist for a possible online column with a chitchat element. Don't know his politics though. Does it matter?
*I was pleased to receive a "Thinking Bloggers Award" from Mari/Dogwalk Musings today. I've been noticing that honor crop up in your blogs of late. Seems individuals decide which bloggers make them think and deserve credit. It's a nice way of saying you appreciate another blogger. Mari also gave TBAs to Cis, Herb, Bill McCrory and Joanne Stebbins.
*"I also knew that the paper I had rolled the doggie doo in wasn't the Bee ... it was the Spokesman-Review. For once, I was glad our competition had complete coverage of something" -- David Keyes/Bonner County Bee publisher here. DFO: Keyes is under the wrong impression that covering the Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce intensively is the same thing as covering the news, like the less-than-stellar performance of the Bonner County Sheriff's Department.
*From 11 to noon today, I'll be hosting a coupla Ukrainian journalists and their interpreter in a local coffee house, to tell them about blogging live. They're part of an exchange program involving the SR. Dunno what shop I'll pick from these three: Java on Sherman, Doma or Coffeeville. But it should be fun.