Mike’s Prattle


Archive for May, 2008

Mike’s Prattle and the Olfactory Rescue Service

Posted by Mike on May 31, 2008

When I started Mike’s Prattle in 2006, I had no idea it would turn into an incense resource, and over time the original, casually named blog name seemed less and less appropriate to the new direction. So I’ve exported (almost) all of the blog content from MP to the new blog:


The credit for this name goes to Ross Urrere, who graciously let me borrow it. Thanks Ross! Apparently my links column did not make the transition but I hope to add them all back in the next few days if not sooner.

I’ve decided it’s pretty practical to actually split the two blogs up. From here on out what you’ll find here is random chatter not associated with music (Outer Music Diary) or incense (Olfactory Rescue Service). For the time being I’ve disabled comments here to encourage redirection of the conversations to ORS. If you’ve written a comment that did not go through, please contact me through the About page.

[Incense categories, links and articles are now removed from this site 6/4]


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Fareed Zakarria: GPS

Posted by Mike on May 30, 2008

This dovetails fairly well out of the recent discussion in the latest Best Incense thread, a new international news show headed by Newsweek International editor Fareed Zakarria. Zakarria is one of the most informed, intelligent and non-partisan journalists out there and readers of his articles in various magazines will already be introduced to the way he brings the rest of the world to the US. I know his work has had an expansive effect on my understanding of the rest of the world and a sort of counter to how myopic the American media is outside of its borders. An interview about the show is here. I only hope I can remember to watch this at 10 AM (1 PM EST) on a Sunday!

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