snark and local politicking that I've grown out of. That's not to say this kind of discourse isn't important or that snark is all that bad, I just don't have it in me.
Today, I suppose I'd say you're reading a slower version of Olympia Time today. I describe this transition here, but it gets a few details wrong (no zine anymore).
I've maintained a blog about Olympia since about 2001 or so. This is the latest iteration. There was an earlier one called Olympia Newsboy. You can find those archives here. I also maintained a short-lived local news site called Olympia Today in 2000.
In addition to this blog, my other local project is a podcast called The Olympia Standard. We talk about local politics in a civil manner. It's super awesome. I host it with the unmeasurably talented Dani Madrone. So, okay, the first person who tells Dani that I called her unmeasurably talented will get a free beer from me.
Edit (April 18, 2018): That beer is now claimed, by Dani Madrone! Because she googles her name! For shame blog readers! I ALREADY OWE HER A BEER FROM THIS VERY WEEK. I'm going to go ahead and be sneaky and add a new beer challenge.
Beer claimed, fall 2018. I I'll think up something new soon.
If you feel like the type of person that supports local media, you can support me here.
I've also chipped-in on a few larger blog projects. I was a founder over at Western Democrat, a front-page blogger at Washblog and a docent at Olyblog for a time.
Currently, I also contribute some history pieces from time to time at Thurston Talk.
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