14 September 2006

[bloggage] The Middle Earth Journal

Today I linked to Ron Beasley's Middle Earth Journal.

I don't usually announce the 'blogs I link to: that's probably a silly attitude to have, but it always feels like this bizarre cross of bragging and begging (I would like more links, if I may crassly mention in passing, [harvey fierstiein]I just want to be popular, is that so wroooong?[/harvey fierstein]. Ahem. Anyway.)

But after stopping by MEJ, I really began to apprciate his style. Even I remember a time when the vox pop could have a contentious discussion without the powerful side turning into a bully who attacks every one who disagrees with them as unpatriotic, unAmerican, evil and very possibly going straight to hell.

That's not to say that I disagree with Ron; as it happens, I agree with him more often than not. But reading his reasoned (and rather well-written) prose I find that I've pictured him as a man whom, if I did have a substantial disagreement, we could actually come away respecting each other.

That's a rare quality these days. Some other 'bloggers share it.

So a link goes in, and if he recpirocated, I'd be quite flattered, actually.

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2 comments:

Ron said...

Thanks for the kind words. And yes I admit I can be wrong and I am convinceable.

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

You also think a bit more deeply than most people online that I've seen. That definitely adds value to the landscape.