To celebrate the return of spring, Heidi has brought back The Living Well Report, a blog on great food and healthy eating, and it’s now featuring tons of all-new content. Stop by and check out posts on fresh apple cake, chicken caesar salad, and more! is back!

After a nearly seven-month hiatus, my political weblog has emerged from retirement anew. This time around (major version 3 by my account), I’m taking a backseat and operating primarily as publisher while two new bloggers, Chris Hata and Mike Faulkingham, take over daily posting duties.

Please head over to the new and check it out. Chris (editor), Mike (writer), or I would love to hear your thoughts and/or comments.


UPDATE: Yes, against the best judgement (and wishes) of humanity, I once again appear in a video- this time, I’m announcing the return of Moorelies- go check it out and let me know what you think!

Anybody out there using Orb?

Help! I’m wondering if any Orb users out there can give me a hand with tech support issue. I’ve got Orb installed on my Windows XP pro machine, but each time it attemps to log on it gives me a maddening error- saying “Orb cannot retrieve your login information.”

I’ve already tried restarting Orb, uninstalling and then re-installing to no avail, and I know my account info is correct because I’m able to log into with no difficulties.

Any Orb users out there got any ideas on what the issue could be? Thanks in advance for any assistance!

The obligatory “please hire me” post won’t come for a few more weeks

Oh yes, so last Friday was my final day at the job I’ve held for the past two years. I am currently unemployed!

It feels good, and only a bit scary. Thanks to my former employers for two years of often enjoyable, occasionally hectic experiences. I am happy to be drifting along, however long or temporary, as this week I’ve already gourged on junk food, driven around, and spent more time with my wife and son than I had in the previous few weeks combined. Tomorrow I might even sleep in.

Unfortunately, I can’t hang out like this forever: If you are looking for a web developer/project manager/consultant, contact me!

Thank you, Mark!

Mark Glaser, one of the best writers out there covering the web/blogging beat, has posted a great wrap-up of BlogNashville over at OJR.

Glaser summarizes the key points coming out of the conference by offering up a list of “Seven big ideas (and one pet peeve)”…and lo and behold, the list includes one item created by me!

5. BlogNashville site aggregates blog posts and photos from conference. OK, it’s the ultimate self-referential move, but that doesn’t mean it’s not helpful. The conference’s Web site includes a page called “Discussion,” that’s not really a discussion but actually an aggregation of all the BlogNashville blog posts via Technorati, photos via Flickr and Web links via Not only is it a great running tally of the post-convention commentary, but you can also subscribe to RSS feeds to get the latest in your newsreader. This is the type of page that should be a requirement for all conventions in the future.

Thanks for the kind words about the BlogNashville Discussion page, Mark.

Final thoughts on BlogNashville

Blogdex screenshot

Now that BlogNashville is in the rear-view mirror, I have two final thoughts.

My first comment is a big yee haw! If you click the fuzzy picture up top here, you’ll see a full-size screenshot of Blogdex, a service that essentially takes a snapshot of the most popular links around the blogosphere on a given day. Since I first stumbled across Blogdex a couple of years ago, it’s been a secret dream of mine to have a site I built appear on the Blogdex front page. So I was pretty happy to see BlogNashville- a site I was fortunate enough to build for my good friend, Media Bloggers Association prez and BlogNashville organizer Bob Cox – appear on Blogdex on Sunday.

That leads me to my second point. I owe a big public thanks to Bob for continually (and curiously) allowing me a front-row seat to some of the coolest happenings, projects, and people in blogosphere over the past few months. Those of you who are lucky enough to know Bob know exactly what I mean when I say that he is both a pleasure and a blast to work with.