I must engage in the practice most loathed by blog critics: logrolling, in the sense of a mutual appreciation society, back to the Radio Free Mike and My.Bicycle sites.
The first has a terrific collection of excerpts of great writers on the topic of my hometowns and the setting for Radio Free Mike Moore’s novel, “Too Much of Nothing.” That’s California’s lower South Bay, meaning the beach communities (and those immediately inland) in Los Angeles County, not those in the San Francisco area. Vapid and unworthy of great literature? Judge for yourself; you may have to scroll down a bit.
Brian over at My.Bicycle is tremendously skilled at mining the Web for stories and pictures from the technology and fetish underworld, which can merge in Brian’s home, Japan, to often creepy and compelling effect. In this case, the link is to something a little more lighthearted -- a new Microsoft keyboard. Again, scroll down.