It seems like three years since you and I got together for a chat in this corner of the editorial page. What's that, you say? It was three years and change? I don't keep track of those things. But I know it wasn't yesterday. My fans – both of 'em – have been clamoring for the return of Hot Potatoes. In its previous incarnation, Hot Potatoes was a predictably conservative compilation of short opinions, separated by dots (…). In the time I've been away establishing the Huckleberries Online blog, I've learned that conservatives aren't always right, and liberals definitely aren't either, politically speaking. In other words, I still bleed black and white and red all over, but I may not be as predictably conservative as before.
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.