I live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and it’s not often that a conference I want to attend is hosted here, so I was excited when I heard about BlogNashville. Unfortunately, the blogging panels coincided with the anniversary of my father-in-law’s death, so I paid my respects rather than attend the conference.
I did, however, make it to Saturday night’s “Food-for-Thought” dinner, hosted by Dave Winer. I had an enjoyable evening sitting around talking with Dave, Rex Hammock and a number of area bloggers. I’ve obviously been living in a cocoon, because I hadn’t realized how many Nashville bloggers there are – I definitely need to join these folks more often.
Oh, and I was flattered to read that Dave considers me “a soft-spoken, gentle, thoughtful man.” My friends may not agree (at least, not the “soft-spoken” part), but good first impressions are always nice :) Dave also wondered about my politics, and given that I used to be an editorial cartoonist, I guess it is surprising how infrequently I blog about political topics. So, for those who are curious, my politics can be summed up by stating that I love our constitution more than I love our flag.