By way of a “heads-up,” there’s a new kid on the Blogk. A bunch of us first met Grey Owl at the King’s Head a short while ago, and I think there was a moment there when his blog, This Great Argument was conceived. Many blogs have a short gestation, so he gave birth shortly after and announced it in an email to us with the subject line, “errr… it’s a blog?” Grey Owl (the blogger formerly known as the commenter “Dan-D from Canada”) is a young guy who seems to have his head screwed on not too badly… which is to say it looks and sounds slightly askew from “normal” (note the ” marks) but in a good way. I told him he didn’t have to use his real name… seems that his day-job is the reason he hadn’t started sooner, so we dealt with that concern psedonyminously. The title to this post reminds me of a short story from way back: “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry. Now, if you’ve read the story, I daresay that a comparison between Grey Owl and Red Chief might not be a bad one… I anticipate that Grey Owl might just stir up about that much trouble. We’ll be watching for some interesting posts from him.
I haven’t blogrolled him only because I’m planning to do away with what you see in the margin and make a separate page of it this will create space in the sidebar for something else that’s brewing, and allow me to add more people who belong in the blogroll. In reality, I probably frequent too many blogs to list them all in the margin, all thanks to the wonders of RSS.
*Sniff*… I don’t know what to say… :)
Thanks for the free advertising. While my intention isn’t to stir up trouble, I certainly hope I live up to your expectations and keep things interesting in my neck of the woods!
BTW, Maynard, if I’m the “parent” of my new blog than you and robby are the godfathers. I think Jamie would be like an uncle, and Pat like that weird cousin no one talks about, you know, the one who got sent to jail for public nudity…
Thanks for all your encouragement,
Dan-D from Canada
Yeah! I’m an uncle!