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Blogging is still new enough that this kind of thing…

Posted: February 3, 2011 by datechguy in blogs, oddities, personal

is pretty rare:

It is with heavy heart tonight that I post the sad passing of one of our fellow conservative bloggers, the infamous Snaggletoothie.

I received an email from Chris’s father this evening telling me of his son’s death. Chris suffered a seizure Monday, fell and hit his head, and by the end of the week he was in a coma. He died Friday afternoon.

My condolences to his father, his family and friends.

I’m old enough to note the oddity of mourning people you’ve never actually met, but as the decades progress this will become more and more the norm and we will be reading regular blogger obits as one does in any community.

It’s not a pleasant thought but perhaps It is time to say this aloud now while I am able.

All of you out there, from Adrienne’s Corner, to Robert Stacy McCain, from Haemet to Hotair, from Glenn Reynolds to Val Prieto, Barbara Espinosa, Aliester, Bill Jacobson, The Lonely Conservative, Sissy Willis and the Anchoress, and No one of any import Smitty, Peg and everyone else I’ve left out (and I’ve left out many). My fellow bloggers, those I have met and those I have not. You have all made my life richer and happier and I thank each and every one of you for it.


I don’t know how the prez is doing…

Posted: January 26, 2011 by datechguy in DaTechGuy on DaRadio, personal

…but there are good signs here at the blog..

At WCRN Chris our the station manager suggested that the best way to judge how the show is doing is to see if there is an increase in blog traffic since it has started.

The show started Nov 20th so we can judge by Dec and January Traffic.

Dec, a traditionally a slow month for blogs, was my 3rd biggest month of the year behind Oct (pre-election road trip) and Jan (Scott Brown) and was only behind the Brown month by 35 hits.

To this point this January is not only my biggest month ever, bigger than November and December combined but as of today I have more hits this month than I did during all of 2009.

All of that isn’t possible without all of you, guests, readers, listeners and advertisers. As we get closer to the premiere of our 2nd hour let me thank each and every one of you.

If good works are fruits of the Holy Spirit…

Posted: January 22, 2011 by datechguy in personal

…then my neighbor from across the street is an Orchard.

I spent yesterday morning making a list of things I have to do today concerning the show and the business it is. In addition to that base list I knew I had to shovel so as soon as I had a series of posts scheduled I grabbed a shovel and started working on the back when I noticed a cascade of snow heading across my front lawn.

I figured it was falling off a neighbor’s roof but nope it was the man from across the street, snowblowing my front.

He knows my snowblower is busted and I can’t afford a new one these days so without even asking he started clearing out my area, and a bunch of other neighbors as well.

He is a Jehovah’s Witness. Aside from basic Christianity in theological terms we are very far apart but let me tell you something, if Christianity is boiled down to Love of God and Love of neighbor he has it down pat.

I know I wrote about them last year but they are certainly living my friend James Marley’s words “The only Bible some people will ever see is ourselves, so act accordingly”.

Update: Lisa Graas comments, I would stress that this post isn’t about if the doctrinal beliefs Jehovah’s Witnesses is sound (it isn’t) but it is about a good neighbor acting like one. I will have a longer post on the subject tomorrow.

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