I notice from my statistics page that people are actually viewing this weblog already. And to all of you who’ve dropped by, welcome! I’ve not publicized Panorama of the Mountains in the slightest. I view it as a “soft launch” so that if I post for a couple weeks I can just delete this weblog and no one will be the wiser. Yet it is the nature of the game that people will be finding their way here through tag surfing and referal logs. This is all good since I do hope that Panorama of the Mountains grows into a dialogue instead of a monalogue.
With that in mind here are some of the blogs I read as well as many blogs I think I’d like to read regularly (after all, I spent a lot of time trying to find the rare liberal Catholic blogs so I might as start reading them). Here is the inaugural class of my blogroll:
Bobby’s Way — Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine’s blog from Japan.
Faith and Fear in Flushing — Possibly the best Met’s blog online.
Mets Guy in Michigan — As a Mets guy in Massachusetts (married to a woman from Michigan) I can sort of relate.
Mike’s Mets — New York Mets discussion, news and historical perspective.
Wright Now — The official MLBlog of Mets third baseman David Wright.
Streets Blog — Covering the New York City Streets Renaissance.
Bad Catholic — A Christian at a Crossroads.
Busted Halo — An online magazine for spiritual seekers in their 20’s and 30’s.
Cardinal Seán’s Blog — The head of the Archdiocese of Boston shares his reflections & experiences.
Catholicism, holiness and spirituality — This is a moderate, Jesuit-flavored Catholic blog.
Far From Rome — Orthodoxy is overated.
Googling God — Mike Hayes, managing editor of Busted Halo, a Catholic spirituality site sponsored by the Paulists.
In Today’s News — A progressive Roman Catholic noticing that conservatives and traditionalists Catholics take most of the Catholic space on the web.
Kicking and Screaming — A liberal Catholic’s diary on his first year in a Seminary with the Paulists.
The Lesser of Two Weevils — Adventures in Biblical Hebrew — and anything else that catches my eye.
Whispers in the Loggia — Rocco Palmo’s insider view of the Vatican.
The Comics Curmudgeon — Josh reads the comics so you don’t have to.
Drink at Work — One of the world’s countless providers of humor and humor-related services to both the public and communal sectors.
Found Magazine — Collections of FOUND stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, telephone bills, doodles – anything that gives a glimpse into someone
Galactica Watercooler — Talk about the best show on TV and iTunes.
Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog — Something English majors may appreciate.
Liam Humor — Another guy named Liam and his comedy stylings (I found this googling my onw name).
Found History — Unintentional, unconventional, and amateur history all around us
Libraries & Librarians:
ACRLog — Blogging by and for academic and research librarians.
Blog About Libraries — The title says it all.
Laughing Librarian — Library Humor & Stuff.
Librarian.net — putting the rarin’ back in librarian.
Library Dust — A small gift to the library world from Michael McGrorty.
Library Planet — A librarian’s look at the world at large.
Library Stuff — Stuff about libraries.
Lipstick Librarian — The diary of a library fashionista.
LIS News — Librarian and Information Science News
PLA Blog — The official blog of the Public Library Association.
Radical Reference — Answers for those who question authority.
The Shifted Librarian — How the change from pursuing information to receiving information is and will be affecting libraries.
Turn The Page — A clog – or a comic log set in a library.
Unshelved — My favorite web comic, set in a public library.
WebJunction — an online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online courses – and have fun.
Boston.com Blogs — Numerous blogs on the Boston Globe website.
Newton Streets and Sidewalks — Traffic Calming in Nearby Newton.
The Somerville News — The Weekly Paper with Daily News
Universal Hub — Boston’s community news and information resource.
WBUR News and Arts Blog — Boston’s NPR News Source.
Pandora — Backstage at the Musice Genome Project.
People I Know:
Baptized Pagan — Brian is a catechist and frequent lay reflector at my church.
Candy@GSLIS — Candy taught me everything I know about web authoring at Simmons College GSLIS.
Molliver’s Travels — I sort of knew Molly in college. Now she’s in Thailand.
Capitol Hill Blue — Because nobody’s life, liberty or property is safe while Congress is in session or the White House is occupied.
Faithful Progressive — Religion Politics Culture.
God’s Politics — A blog by Jim Wallis of Sojourners.
Greg Palast — Investigative journalist who I can’t resist reading even though he’s brash and obnoxious.
This Modern World — Tom Tomorrow’s cartoons and blog.
The Notion — Rapid reaction to breaking news and unfiltered takes on politics, ethics and culture from Nation editors and contributors.
Project for the Old American Century — Blog of the free independent online daily news source that presents and distributes under-reported news items focusing on corporate and government corruption.
The Quaker’s Colonel — Col. Dan Smith, USA (Ret.) Talks About Military Affairs
Soccer Shout — Phil and Tony are two expat Brits who give their opinions on the games and the news. Sometimes comical, sometimes cynical, always entertaining.
Judging on what happens when I actually read these blogs and who drops by here I will be dropping and adding blogs on this list.