Open Mike is the eclectic mix of posts from a colleague at The Mercury who wishes to remain anonymous. I wish I had thought of that when I launched my blog in December 2005.
You'll find an interesting mix of odd stories, personal reflections and tirades about Philadelphia sports teams at the blog.
From Open Mike's initial post:
In our Web-loving world, it seems as if everyone is sharing their opinions on-line. So why not me? I love to write, but doing a regular column for The Mercury Sunday edition had become very time consuming.
Having my own blog is a great opportunity to keep writing, and to possibly write about subjects I wouldn't tackle in a column. A few paragraphs will do nicely, as opposed to writing enough to fill an 18-inch space in the Sunday Living section.
So welcome to my blog, Open Mike, as I add my name to the growing list of Mercury bloggers: Tony Phyrillas, Nancy March, Diane Hoffman, Don Seeley and Chris March.