Friday, September 09, 2005

An early bloggiversary present 

In about an hour this blog will be three years old. About a year and a half ago I had the first pleasure of meeting the gentlemen of Powerline, and am happy to consider them friends as well as Northern Allies. So when I look on Powerline News (which is now my homepage for Firefox; IE points to my university page) and see Ukraine and Lighter Topics in their aggregator, I think, hey, maybe John or Scott or Paul mentioned me.

I sure in heck didn't expect this!
As you probably know, shakeups are in the works in Ukraine, as the Orange Revolution recedes into the past and practical politics take over. Do I know anything about it? No. Nothing. Fortunately, however, our good friend King Baniain, chairman of the Economics Department at St. Cloud State University, was formerly an economic adviser to the Ukrainian government, knows many of the relevant players, and continues to follow the situation closely. So if you want to know a lot more about what is happening in Eastern Europe, one of the world's most pivotal areas, than we or the New York Times can tell you, check out King's site...
Thanks a million, John! And welcome. If you missed the first three years and are interested in Ukraine, just come along to the next article.

And yes, I'll be on NARN tomorrow to celebrate the bloggiversary (and, coincidentally, my parents' 55th anniversary). Tune to AM1280 the Patriot or directly to the streaming audio, 12-3pm CT.