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May 19, 2008

Maryland blogger profile: Blogger1947

[Editor's note: This is the first of what I hope will be a series of profiles of members of the Maryland Blogger Alliance. For those of you who are old enough to remember, think "Dewar's Profiles."]

Blog name: Blogger1947

Location: Gwynn Oak, Maryland

Handle: Stan M

Real Name: Stan Modjesky

Age: 60, but feeling like 18

Political Orientation: Rabidly libertarian (lowercase "L," please!)

Favorite Major Blog: Page Nine (Alan Korwin as The Uninvited Ombudsman)

Favorite Philosophers: L. Neil Smith; Jeff Cooper; Eric Hoffer

Favorite Musician: Every great trumpeter in history

My Drink: Rum, the darker the better. Beer, ditto.

Favorite Foods: Anything spicy

Automobile: 3/4 ton Chevy Suburban, unapologetically

Hobbies: Music (trumpeter for 50+ years--traditional jazz is my favorite style); RV travel; target shooting

Reason for Blogging: To retain my sanity. There is more room outside my head for this stuff than inside. Once something is in writing, I can quit obssessing about it and go on to some new obssession.

Top Three Blog Posts: "Some Chuckles from the County Courthouse," "Obama sucks-up to George Soros," "Bally Fitness Bankrupt?"

Third-Party Quote about Me: "Often irritated, never duplicated." (courtesy of Don & Meg Jernigan, Shreveport, LA)

Approach to Life: Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.