Been wandering around some conservative blogs and found a few things that I thought were excellent and had general appeal: hence, the first two links.
- All American Blogger, “Who’s Best at Spotting Roadside Bombs?” – fta: For those folks who spend all their free time donning the headset, logging into XBOX Live and playing HALO, believe it or not, you will not see the roadside bomb that takes out your truck. You spend too much time narrowing your vision to the confines of a television screen…
- Finding Myself in Alaska, various pictures of Alaska itself: “Termination Dust” (click on the pictures to enlarge them), Labor Day at Hatcher Pass, Pictures of Wasilla in Fall
- Mike Tanier, “In Philadelphia, Heroes with a Lunch Pail” – an ode to Philadelphia sports fans. fta: Philadelphia sports fans are chronically misunderstood, especially by their New York counterparts. New York fans are born into a rich sports legacy: a trophy case of past champions, a galaxy of transcendent stars. Philly fans, spawned in caldrons of disappointment like the Orcs in “Lord of the Rings,” are conditioned to settle for less from their legends.
- Jennifer has some awesome photos of a walk in the park that didn’t go as expected: it had rained heavily in this area and there was flooding.
- Amy Sullivan, “Jesuit Message Drives Detroit’s Last Catholic School” – fta: In a city where 47% of adults are functionally illiterate and only 25% of high school freshmen make it to graduation, U of D is the chute through which bright young men can get to college. The school boasts a near perfect graduation rate and sends 99% of its graduates on to higher education.