There’s still a lot of tweaking to do on this new Web site. So what did I do yesterday? I updated my blogroll. This is not so much “reaching for the low-hanging fruit” as it is picking up fruit that has fallen off the tree and is just sitting there on the ground. But at least I also figured out how to stop WordPress from displaying my blogroll in random order, which had been driving me nutso. Now it’s nice and alphabetical… by first name, which is also irritating. Daniel Radosh should be under R, dammit. But at least he’s in the same place on the list every time I call up the homepage. That randomize feature is wacky — God knows why WordPress made it the default.
Anyway, I threw in a few new links, some of which I’ve been meaning to add for months, some of which I just discovered literally yesterday.
Bourbon Cowboy. David Dickerson’s amusing adventures as a newcomer to New York City.
Crossword Fiend. Amy Reynaldo, a top solver at Stamford, solves a lot of crosswords, and dissects them all every single day.
Fuse #8. A blog about children’s literature, by a woman who works in the children’s room of the New York Public Library.
Puzzlinks. A blog about puzzles. How can I not add it?
Radley Balko. Newspaper and magazine writers who sniff that bloggers can only provide commentary — and not real journalism – would do well to stay the hell away from Radley Balko’s site if they wish to maintain their prejudices.
Will to Exist. The blog of Trevor Snyder, currently stationed in Baghdad. Often compelling reading about what’s really going on over there.