A couple of additions to the blogroll:
Bella Mama is written by Laura's best friend from high school and chronicles, in her words, "the life of a single mother living in community." You may find it under "Heather Bella" in "People I Know, and Their Blogs," which, in a stunning technological leap, is now alphabetized.
Real Clear Politics is a clearinghouse for political commentary, including, as noted in a recent post, our own JJV. Their blogroll is slightly more eclectic than the choice of links to opinion pieces, so you can at least go somewhere else from there if you don't like what you see. RCP may be found in the lower section of the Political Blog Core Sample.