Time to tidy the blog. I thought I’d go through all the linked blogs and check they still exist and are still active. Not all of them were! A reduced list appears to the right of this post. I do read quite a few of these, although more are reference sources than anything else.
I also removed one or two that seemed to have drifted off the subject for which I added them. Of course I have political views, like everyone else, but I try to keep them out of this place. I don’t link to the political blogs that I read. This is because I tend to evaluate a blog by what it links to. If I go to some blog, I try to work out whether the author is someone I want adding stuff to my mind. A glance around the posts is one clue; the blogroll is another.
Now I don’t really want people closing their eyes to what I say because I happen to link to some blog that is a banner-waver for some political position. This is not a political blog, after all, and people of every political persuasion should be able to find material to read here and without insult to their politics.