This post is going to be a little different for me. Those of you that come here often (all 6 of you) usually stop by to learn a bit of New Hampshire history. I appreciate that. This post is about an ordinary guy that was there at the very beginning of the blogging trend, Dan Collins, and his new book “Was it something I Said?”
A disclaimer before I go on. My politics are to the right, so some of the links here may take you to that crazy world of freedom, liberty, and all those things. Click here if you are afraid of that stuff.
Still here? Good. Way back before blogging platforms and gigabytes of free web space, I used to frequent a web site called Free Republic. It’s still going strong. This was back in the mid to late 90s. I don’t know if Dan Collins was ever there but it ended up launching a bunch of web sites and blogs in its aftermath including breaking the Dan Rather fraud on the Bush National Guard memos.
Now back to Dan. I first read his commentary at Protein Wisdom. A great blog with great commentary, and a humorous bunch of commenters. Bookmark or add it to your RSS feed. Really. Now. Go do it. Dan was a regular writer there before striking out on his own with his brother and an expanding cast of characters.
Today Dan blogs at his site Piece of Work in Progress. He’s joined by his brother (Enoch), Meep, a lady who gives the lie to the meme that women can’t do math, and other contributors. The topics run the gamut, and you don’t need to be left or right to enjoy the content. Except the creepy thing at the top. Everyone hates that.
As far as Dan’s book goes, He was asking for jacket quotes in twitter. I gave him one. I’m sure it’s in there, right Dan? Dan? ….. DAaaaaaaN!
EDIT: I asked Dan for a comment for this review:
Unfortunately less miserable than Frank McCourt’s Irish Catholic childhood, out of which Haiti beats the crap, anyway.
I’m going to spend a few days wondering if I should try to understand that.