For the past few days, I have been trading blog posts with Steve Davidson, a.k.a. the Crotchety Old Fan. His most recent post is an essay that uses my previous post as a launch pad. It's good stuff, so take a look. In fact, you might consider adding him to your blog roll.
Davidson also browsed my "books read" list then commented that despite having read the entire "Mission Earth" series, I can still write a cogent blog. Heh, I'll leave that one alone until I'm no longer eligible to win the Writer of the Future contest.