First, a quick meta update. Please forgive the sparse blogging this past week. LOLGOP was out of town for the week and the holiday weekend for me was full of hanging out with my kids during a rare visit and enjoying the fine weather. I’m also coordinating a large community garden where I work and last night we planted a 4500 square foot garden in 3 hours. We planted over 300 plants, several hundred feet of beans and carrots, and 20 mounds of cucumbers, squash and zucchinis. Over the past two years we’ve donated three tons of fresh produce to the local food bank.
Blogging will continue to be a little on the light side through next week since Anne and I will be traveling with the esteemed blogger Muskegon Critic to the Netroots Nation conference. I already have meetings set up with the president of Working America Karen Nussbaum as well as the digital outreach team for the Obama campaign and will once again be the volunteer coordinator for the incredible Netroots for the Troops service project.
Our Beer With Bloggers event tomorrow is turning out to be quite a gala affair. With so many bloggers in attendance, it may be the “most blogged about” event in southeastern Michigan in a very long while!
Here’s our current list of confirmed bloggers:
As I mentioned before, progressive radio talk show host Tony Trupiano from First Shift with Tony Trupiano on 1310 AM WDTW will be joining us.
Other confirmed attendees are:
- Event co-organizer and super-blogger from Ypsilanti Mark Maynard from MarkMaynard.com
- Anne Savage from The Savage Feast and Politics in Pictures (aka, my wife)
- LOLGOP of the whole internet
- Christine Barry from Blogging for Michigan
- Linda Yohn, on-air host for the Jazz with Linda Yohn on 89.1 FM WEMU
- Ben Connor Barrie from Damn Arbor
- Bruce Fealk from the Rochester Citizen
- Elizabeth Palmer from Wits and Vinegar
- Charles Gaba (aka “Brainwrap) from Daily Kos, Michigan Liberal and Blogging for Michigan
- Leslie Sobel from Painting With Fire
- Steven Krause from stevenkrause.com and EMUtalk.org
- Patti Smith from The Palate of Patti
- Whitney Rae of The Creationista
- Vinnie Massimino of T EE Vincent Massimino
- Richard Murphy of Common Monkeyflower
- Amanda Topping from The Urban Homesteader
- Edward Vielmetti from Vacuum
We hope to see you there!
Finally, in case you missed it, I was quoted in an excellent piece on Politico.com yesterday by Steve Freiss. The piece is about the anti-labor efforts that are hard a work in Michigan trying to crush our labor and public employee unions. Check it out.