When I get to the section for Best Blog
in my Metroland Readers' Poll ballot
, I may cast a vote for Upstream: A Mohawk Valley Perspective
. The proprietor, Dan Weaver, maintains an interesting and eclectic site where you never know what you're going to find. For example, yesterday there was a review of the 1974 Peter Fonda classic Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
right next to Weaver's fine op-ed piece from the Sunday Gazette. Now that's unusual.
Among my favorite recent posts is one that reprints a famous passage about Charles Steinmetz
from John Dos Passos' novel The 42nd Parallel
. Another excellent piece you should read is titled Today I Spread Manure
. It'll make sense when you get there.
Speaking of manure, you may have noticed that there's no shortage of crap on the internet. Upstream is anything but.