Just added a couple of blogs to the roll, and one was (thankfully) rescued from the bonfire. I try to keep up with how active the blogs on my list are, and if they don't post for over a month I consider dropping them, just because I want to keep the list to a certain size.
Just Jen is one of the new blogs, though it is not a new blog. Jennifer Pierce offers scintillating and often humorous commentary on "art, pop culture and the technorenaissance". She describes herself as "... a PhD candidate in the humanities, published author, produced playwright, yadda, yadda...". She is also a mom of two wee ones. Plate full, much? How does she find time to sound so much smarter than me? Or... smarter than I? Smarter than do I?
The other new blog is called Ὁι Λόγοι, and if someone knows what that means, please feel free to enlighten your host. It has something to do with "Reasons", but I had to Babel Fish that.
At any rate, Ὁι Λόγοι is the blog of sometime commenter Der Wolfanwalt. I had visited his blog before and lost track of it. It's been slickly redesigned and is updated often with pointed observations and critique of culture, Catholic and un-. "Reason, beer and mischief. What could possibly go wrong?" Sounds like my kind of guy... edging warily toward sanity.
And then there is Ars Catholica (Ha! I know what that means... SO THERE!). He's been running radio silence for a while, and I was about to get out the meat axe, but he happened to have posted yesterday, after an absence of over nine months (okay, I was behind in tidying up my blogroll). But, as he is back and has the excuse of having been occupied with a move to San Francisco, he is granted a temporary pardon. I eagerly await more juicy morsels of thought on the arts.