Best of 2008

 Posted by on 31 December 2008 at 12:38 pm  NoodleFood
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I recently asked my fellow NoodleFoodlers to send me a few of their best posts from 2008, as a way of highlighting the best we’ve offered this year. Here’s what they submitted. Please feel free to nominate your own favorite NoodleFood posts of 2008 in the comments!







And last but not least, me:

I want to heartily thank all of my fellow NoodleFoodlers for their excellent contributions to this blog over the past year. NoodleFood is a far better blog for those posts, and they are very, very much appreciated. I’d also like to thank the many knowledgeable, insightful, and amusing folks who post to the comments.

Three cheers for the NoodleFoodlers! Three cheers for the NoodleFoodleDoodlers!

And most of all: Happy New Year!

Blogroll Update

 Posted by on 23 November 2008 at 6:53 pm  NoodleFood
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I’ll be updating my blogroll sometime in the next few days, so if your blog is not on it but you’d like it to be, please post a comment with the URL and title below. Thanks! (Please don’t e-mail me; I’d like the list of blog to add to be gathered in one place.)

Admin Note

 Posted by on 21 November 2008 at 9:20 am  NoodleFood
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Admin Note: Due to computer failure, Diana will be without e-mail access until further notice.

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 Posted by on 22 October 2008 at 3:16 pm  NoodleFood
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Blogroll Updates

 Posted by on 29 July 2008 at 7:00 pm  NoodleFood
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I’ve made a few noteworthy additions to the blogroll lately:

  • The Little Things by Amy Mossoff, mostly on parenting. I love the fine print:
    This blog contains excessive amounts of positive parenting stories. Non-parents may experience sudden urges to procreate and should be advised that THIS IS NOT REALITY. Please read with caution. You are advised to consult with your partner before making any life-altering decisions.

  • One Reality
  • Valzhalla
  • Galileo Blogs
  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Ms. Think

    I’m surprised that I didn’t have some of those on the blogroll already! On a less philosophical note, my parents have travel blogs:

  • Travels with Daisy by Susie Brickell (featuring fabulously funny drawings!)
  • Jamie’s Travel Log by Jamie Brickell (featuring facts and figures!)

    And last but not least, the Coalition for Secular Government’s Politics without God.

  • Good Deeds

     Posted by on 20 July 2008 at 10:58 pm  Coalition for Secular Government, Health Care, NoodleFood
    Jul 202008

    Here at NoodleFood, we like to use our powers for good.

    I’m now blogging regularly at Politics without God about secular government, as is Paul. Paul also continues to blog regularly at We Stand FIRM about free market medicine. Some of the posts from those two blogs have been and will be cross-posted to NoodleFood, most posts have not been and will not be. However, many would be of interest to NoodleFood readers. So from now on, I’ll post a quick list of the week’s posts from each blog each Sunday, exactly like this:

    Politics without God:

    We Stand FIRM:


    Brandon Byrd, NoodleFoodler

     Posted by on 20 July 2008 at 6:50 pm  NoodleFood
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    I’m delighted to announce the addition of yet another NoodleFoodler, Brandon Byrd.

    Brandon Byrd is a graduate student in philosophy at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio. His research interests are primarily ethical, but include relevant aspects of economics, political science, and public policy. Aside from philosophy he is interested in art, broadly construed. In particular he enjoys virtuoso pianism, electronic music (though quite selectively), and the stage and screen.

    His first post — a stellar non-spoilerish review of the movie Wall-E — will be posted tomorrow morning.

    Welcome, Brandon!


     Posted by on 13 July 2008 at 4:31 pm  NoodleFood
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    I’m delighted to announce two changes to the illustrious roster of NoodleFoodlers.

    First, Paula Hall has moved from the tenuous position of “guest blogger” to the exalted stability of “regular blogger.” Okay, maybe that’s a bit overblown. The point is that we’ll be able to enjoy her contributions on NoodleFood for the foreseeable future.

    Second, Roderick Fitts will be joining the ranks of NoodleFoodlers as a guest blogger.

    Roderick Fitts is an undergraduate student in philosophy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is also a sophomore in the Objectivist Academic Center’s undergraduate program. His current interests in philosophy lie in epistemology and ethics. Other interests include improving his writing and editing skills, reading fiction novels (particularly the Sword of Truth series), and playing challenging video-games. Roderick can be reached at

    I’m delighted by these two changes, and particularly interested to see what Roderick writes for us. His first post will appear shortly.

    Welcome, Roderick!

    The Schedule

     Posted by on 28 June 2008 at 11:41 pm  NoodleFood
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    NoodleFood will be on a reduced schedule of just a post (and maybe two) per day over the next week.

    Yes, yes, I know, life is hard.


     Posted by on 11 June 2008 at 11:57 am  NoodleFood
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    Introducing… the NoodleCaboodle! NoodleCaboodle is a behind-the-scenes mailing list for friends of this blog. Anyone interested in and friendly to NoodleFood is welcome to subscribe, even if not always in agreement with the views of the NoodleFoodlers. The list is hosted by Google Groups, so a subscription will require the creation of an account with Google, as well as my (mostly perfunctory) approval. The list is unmoderated, but I will remove trolls and other brats from it.

    As I mentioned earlier, the list is open to discussions of almost any kind. For example, NoodleFoodlers might post links to interesting articles that may or may not be blogged on NoodleFood, alerts to thoughtful responses to NoodleFood posts around the blogosphere, and so on. We might ask for advice on changes to the form or substance of NoodleFood. In addition, any subscriber would be welcome to post links to interesting articles, ask questions, raise objections, and the like. Hopefully, some of that material will become fodder for NoodleFood posts.

    If you wish to subscribe, you can do so here.

    The NoodleCaboodle list is definitely an experimental venture for me. It may thrive, or it may flop. I’m rationally optimistic, however. I’m also willing to allow it to go where it will, based on the interests of subscribers.

    Also, thank you to everyone who suggested a name in my original post on this idea. I’ll have to use Gus’ delightfully devious suggestion of “The Illuminoodli” for some secret cabal in the future. But of course, only those in the cabal will know for certain that it exists.

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