(bits) by bill keaggy

Every week I used to find a cool weblog (sometimes a local St. Louis blog) or some useful, interesting web site from here or there and write up a brief on it for the Sunday Everyday section Tuesday Here and Now section in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (I used to work there as Features Photo Editor). That's about it. Not much action here anymore. More of my stuff can be seen here: keaggy.com.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

I'm Not A Slacker

Let's peek in on Kevin, a full-time stay-at-home dad (and part-time geek) who chronicles his adventures with son Gavin, now two. His weblog is called "I'm Not A Slacker" and his first post, from June 2004, was: "Well today is the first day of my new job. So you may ask, “What am I doing sitting at home?.” My new job is caring for my wonderful new son Gavin. My wife makes the money and we couldn’t justify outsourcing parenting so we could have a few hundred extra dollars at the end of the month." In addition to having fun in the sun with his son, Kevin also links up news stories of bad parents in a disturbing occasional feature called Dumb*** Parent of the Day. Click kev.homelinux.net.

No new sites this week

Most of the standing features in Everyday section were given over to a User's Guide to Forest Park, celebrating the park's 130th anniversary. No local blog this week.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

One Thousand Paintings

Not quite paint by numbers, One Thousand Paintings is a project by Sala, a young artist living in Zurich, Switzerland, featuring paintings of numbers. Each of the 1,000 paintings is unique, showing a number between 1 and 1,000. Sala has set up an interesting pricing scheme too, banefiting those who buy early. Punch in www.onethousandpaintings.com and buy your favorite number for your home.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Waveflux is where St. Louis transplant (and Bettie Page fan) Philip Barron weighs in on local news, politics, entertainment and whatnot. He's also a writer of fiction, and notes that he has "had three short stories published, all of them in magazines that ceased publication afterwards." Get your fill at www.waveflux.net.