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Blogs I like

Not philosophy blogs, but what I read when (believe it or not) I’d rather read something else.
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    Hôtel de la plage: Well-written, nice design. One entry per page. Infra, “Ce que la chouette me dit”. See the screenshot on the right.
    —In French. Roughly once a week, with gaps. Addendum 8 Apr 2005: Now very infrequent.
  • Language Hat and Language Log: Two blogs on language. Language fascinates me in all sorts of ways—formal languages, natural languages, poetics, rhetoric. My BA is in linguistics; within linguistics, I favored phonology. But by the time I finished I realized that what I liked most were the swampy contentious regions bordering on Philosophy. I think a little bird told me, too, that I was utterly unfitted for fieldwork. Except on dead languages. So now I can read these weblogs for fun, unlike philosophy blogs, the reading of which bears always the faint odor of Duty.
    —Mostly in English. Daily.
  • Parisian Smile: une femme de presque trente à Paris. Des photos aussi: cuisine, Moyen-Orient, musique. Une échantillon:
    Les fêtes de fin d’années approchent à grand pas, les boulevards s’illuminent des milles et un feux, les magasins parisiens se parent de leur plus beaux atours pour attirer à eux carte bleue et gros billet, and last but not least les familles commencent à élaborer les plans de tables pour leurs diners de réveillons. Cette époque, bénie pour le commun des mortels, est une épreuve pour la SFF (Sans Famille Fixe) que je suis. Des années durant nous allions naturellement passer les congés de Noël chez nos tantes mais ces habitudes là deviennent de plus en plus obsolètes.
    —In French. Daily, with gaps.
  • Les pensées de Zénon: Literature and art, mostly. Amply illustrated.
    —In French. Almost daily.
  • Plep: commented links, mostly to sites on literature, art, and history. Well worth checking every few days.
    —In English. Daily.
  • Ramage: commented links again, this time mostly to sites containing pictures, typically of things past. Also well worth checking.
    —In English. Almost daily.

LinkNovember 5, 2004 in Reading Notes