I’m incommunicado pretty regularly these days; after traveling, unpacking, Grey Cup, commuting, I’ve barely even had time to go online. But, here I am.

Well today marks the end of my first week as an intern at the CBC. I’ve really enjoyed it – lots of interesting people, great opportunities to develop story ideas with professionals. Incidently, my new CBC column is up. It’s on CBC’s front page today, which is always exciting.

Here’s an interesting piece on Instapundit about the rise of the blogosphere. Nowadays, in light of Dan Rather’s resignation from CBS, the influence of blogging is really starting to take hold. The old media establishment seems to be taking its blows from what Star columnist Antonia Zerbisias called the pajamadeen – ergo, bloggers.

Oh, and if you get a chance, go check out Christopher Hitchens’ web site. His output is incredible, I have no idea how he does it. And Hitchens’ writing is always erudite, interesting and snappy. He’s got a new piece out in this month’s Vanity Fair about South American dictatorships and the unsettling relationships they had with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.


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