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Oh My Pi! Another 5th Bloggiversary!

Posted on | March 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

No sooner did I finish congratulating Ginny on her five-year bloggiversary than I discovered that Joe Fein at Valley of the Shadow is also celebrating his fifth year today.

You’ll recall that when I went to California for the BCS Championship Game (Roll, Tide!) Joe’s was one of the sofas on which I crashed. And after the game, he and I went strolling through downtown Pasadena hanging out with the fans.

What are the odds that two of my blog buddies — one in L.A., one in Atlanta — would have both started their blogs on the same day?

Go hit Joe’s tip-jar!

UPDATE: You’ve got to admit, by the way, that Joe’s first post had an elegant poetic touch:

In the book, The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk he describes the history of the British and Russian Empires during the 19th and early 20th Century (Pre-October Revolution). The British Empire during that time faced their own Waterloo at the Khyber Pass. Your journeyman for this blog is experiencing a transition, not unlike the British in 1919. I am between many things, covered only by the shadows of the San Fernando Mountains; I am between jobs (and looking for a new career), between beliefs (a Jew who enjoys going to Bel Air Presbyterian Church) and worried about my own purpose in life. Through this blog, I hope to find my way, out of the pass and out the Valley of the Shadow.

Joe has some keen insights on politics, and has worked very hard with conservatives trying to shake the California GOP out of its decadent torpor. Maybe you don’t know anything about the woeful state of the Republican Party in California, but it is certainly no mystery why Joe suffers occasional spells of depression. If you were a conservative in L.A., you’d be depressed, too.

At any rate, there is one sure way to cheer Joe up: Go hit his tip jar!


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