Before I start, people of the 'Blogosphere, could we have some snappier names for your 'Blogs, please?

There is a thoughtful and thought-provoking recent post at God Save The Queen.

If you haven't already, you should enjoy this amusing and surreal Colin Powell story at What You Can Get Away With.

Meet Mia in Hong Kong, who has just started a funny and revealing ex-pat 'Blog called Discombobulated In Hong Kong [via Chase Me Ladies I'm The Cavalry].

Ponder on another good post over at Oliver Kamm's place.

Black Triangle has a slick new look, and proprietor Anthony, unlike me, shrewdly upgraded to the latest version of Movable Type when giving his site an overhaul.

In the wider 'Blogging world, according to Technorati, this Boston Globe story about John Kerry wanting to put on a Pops concert is attracting lots of commentary, while this story from the same newspaper about Kerry pumping up his support for Israel isn't even in the top 75.