Saturday, June 11, 2005

Welcome to Pho's Norka Pages

I am a relative newby to the blogosphere, but seeing a need, I decided to jump in.

The primary topics for this blog will be politics in Akron and NEO; Ohio politics, especially with NEO tie-ins; Ohio blogs and progressive netroots.

My professional experience has been primarily in local government law, criminal law and public school advocacy. You will no doubt see particular emphases in these areas.

I will inevitably wander off-topic, mostly into national stories. We have hundreds of blogs and, counting commenters, thousands of voices sounding off on the big issues. I will try to stay away from this as much as possible, but if I haven't seen my take anywhere, or if mine is a somewhat contrarian position among progressives, I may drop it on you.

Because my schedule is hectic and unpredictable, most of my posts will be early in the day or late at night.

Finally, understand that this is an opinion blog written from a left-of-center perspective. I will not be balanced, though I will try to be fair. Additionally, I am involved in a number of liberal/progressive causes. When the subject is a group or cause I am directly involved in, I will try to remember to drop in a disclosure. But since I make no pretense about being objective, we will have no screeching about conflicts of interest here. Hope you enjoy my blog.