Thanks to all those who showed up at tonight’s HoCo Blogtail meetup at Pure Wine Café. Blogs represented included Annethologie (more active recently as @Annathema on Twitter),, Columbia Compass, Do I Amuse You, HoCo Rising, Hometown Columbia, and Patapsco Holler.

We had some fun conversations about Howard County politics and related issues, though I have to say I’m a bit leery of going down that particular rabbit hole. To be high-minded, I’d prefer to maintain a beginner’s mind as much as possible. To be low-minded, ignorance makes it easier and more fun to blog since I can put forward semi-informed opinions and don’t have to worry about the nuance inherent in the real world.

Finally, I wanted to note the hospitality shown us by PJ Strain and the staff of Pure Wine Café. PJ in particular went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. I hope we get the HoCo Blogtail meetups back on a regular schedule, and get back to Pure Wine Café sometime in the next few months.

b.santos ( - 2010-06-03 17:54

Frank, Great time last night! Thanks for hosting a blogtail hour.

JessieX - 2010-06-03 19:53

A wrap up the social capital we helped create for Pure Wine Cafe: Thanks again for being such a great co-host, Frank.

Mike Morucci - 2010-06-05 14:14

Hi Frank! Thanks so much for cohosting this great event. I’m with you - politics is interesting but I shy away. It’s not my passion. Always a wonderful group and I learn new things about different folks each time. I also love the way we try to support local businesses, just like local bloggers. Kudos! ~Mike