Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
Gerard‘s okay and he’s coming back.
Many years ago, I chanced to hear Rush Limbaugh read something on the air that was so well put together I had to figure out who wrote it. Ironically, I was in a Starbucks at the time I was listening to it: “You hear this soft, inflected tone everywhere that young people below, roughly, 35 congregate. As flat as the bottles of spring water they carry and affectless as algae, it tends to always trend towards a slight rising question at the end of even simple declarative sentences…whisps across your ears as if the speaker is in a state of perpetual uncertainty with every utterance…it has a misty quality to it that denies it any unique character at all.” When I heard these words, I knew I was blogging this for sure.
Many years later, after he’d linked to me many times, and I to him, Gerard Van der Leun put up Something Wonderful: This is a Future Leader Who Will Give You Real Hope. About a six-year-old boy who might very well be one, and definitely did. The kid knows his 44 presidents frontwards and backwards. As a blogger I decided he didn’t quite make the cut, but as a father, I sent a link to my son. But then, nothing. This one went up on October 13. There was nothing throughout the 14th, 15th, 16th…Van der Leun is, from what I can tell, an intensely private man. He lives somewhere in my old stomping grounds, Seattle, apparently alone. I thought little of the silence, although in the back of my mind there was some concern. Over here, I operate according to strict rules against SNUL. We don’t put up posts that say “sorry no updates lately,” except in very rare situations anyway. We don’t make it a point to ensure something’s going in at least every 48 hours, or anything like that. Which means if you think something happened to us, you’ll just have to browse the obits. Our blog is a scrapbook and not a billboard. Perhaps Gerard has the same sentiments about refusing to allow the blogging to dominate all else in life? Took off somewhere to clear his head? After a full week passed, it was clear something out of the ordinary was happening. Our favorite Blog-Uncle did go off on sojourns before, but he was known to put up some one-liners before doing so.
On the tenth day, this materialized on the front page I was now checking daily:
Message from Gerard
This is a friend, delivering a message from Gerard: he was taken ill but is glad to report that he’s recuperating nicely, and plans to be back in the not-too-distant future to tell you all about it. Knowing Gerard, he should have a lot to say.
And so, from what we can see, things are continuing to hum along nicely. At least, given that our worst fears were confirmed: Something to do with the ticker. An apt metaphor. For many of us, Gerard is the “heartbeat” of the blogging world itself. Glad to see you back, my friend. Take it easy, take your time, and thanks to Little Miss Atilla for bringing us up to speed.
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