I only have a few blogs that I read religiously. But they're varied as can be. The range of interests bookmarked on my computer range from an Angry Black Bitch in Missouri, to a Mormon Daddy blog in Utah. I read the usual pop culture stuff, but am more drawn by good writing. So I was pleasantly surprised years ago when I stumbled upon a blog written by a real journalist in Minnesota.
Since I am not organized enough to blog daily or sometimes even weekly, I'll introduce you to this most prolific blogger. I found his Web site the way we all do — by searching for something completely different.
But once I was drawn into this guy's world, I was there for very long time. He obviously loves what he's doing and finds the time to do it while also being columnist at the Star Tribune.
His name is Jim Lileks and he's had a career pretty well steeped in journalism. And the internet was made just for guys like Jim. He glommed onto the technology in the mid-nineties, blogging away and has created a labyrinth of entertaining and enlightening elements. More than just a daily blog, his Web site has multitudes of scanned ephemera and commentary to go along with it. In fact, that's how I found his blog. I was searching for something that involved foreign currency and he has a section dedicated this called "The Engraveyard — A salute to tiny pictures made with wavy lines." It had me laughing out loud and then I discovered the rest of his site.
He loves retro anything: decorating, food, movies, comics, catalogs, diners and matchbooks. He gives glimpses into his family life which includes his wife, daughter and dog, Jasper.
But his best stuff to me is just his day-to-day ramblings. He's intelligent, funny and endlessly entertaining.
So, as much as I hate to drive readers away from the News-Sentinel Web site, I'll do it for you now because I think you'll thank me for it.