cleanOkay, so maybe not, but I realized it had been ages upon ages since I’d updated my sidebar. There are blogs that no longer publish, blogs I no longer read, and oodles and oodles of new ones that you might be interested in. So in no particular order as I do this housekeeping, I’ll direct you to some of the new ones I’m paying attention to.

Since I’m eclectic as all get out, there are lots that make no sense given what I talk about here most days, but bear with me!

First, if you’re a foodie, I recommend you sign up to receive Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide. I’ve made a number of their recipes, and they have all been superb. They publish nearly every day.

Want the left without the nicety? Or in other words, black folks who don’t always see eye-to-eye with the President? Well check out Black Agenda Report. Good writing, no punches pulled.

Nate Silver is still working even if the election is over. So if you want to know what polling is going on on a myriad of subjects then hook up with FiveThirtyEight.

Mediaite is I would say conservative in general, but they bend over backwards in my opinion to state the truth as fairly as can be done given human proclivities. I get a lot of the “stupid” stuff from them.

Go to News Corpse if you want way left and sassy. It’s usually right on.

Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire is a must if you want to keep up with the latest political news. Short snippets, usually quotes, but through it you can get to the original writings. A must for the political junkie.

Don in Massachusetts does little shorts, nice pictures, nice sayings. A bit of everything, takes but a second to take a look. A gem often to be found.

Matt Taibbi is one of the best investigative reporters around. His stuff is simply great.

Republican Dirty Tricks is humorous. Doesn’t publish that often, but always enjoyable. Not so much if you are a Republican. But then you aren’t here then are you?

Ta-Nehisi Coates writes for the Atlantic and writes very well. His work is reasoned, seasoned, and ready for serious thought. A big plus in this haphazard Internet world.

If you want to keep up with science, well, there are several that I’ve been following, The Edge. Lots of in-depth reporting on a myriad of issues. The last was a report on the Prospect’s World Thinkers for 2013. Dawkins topped out but Paul Krugman was 5th. Always interesting.

A new entry for me is this great newΒ  blog called Climate Consensus. It comes from the Guardian in the UK and has a couple of really bright guys writing it. Both are experts in the field.

The NCSE (National Center for Science Education specializes in climate change and evolution. They keep up on what’s happening in the states as well as what’s being published. A great site.

Panda’s Thumb is just one of the best going when it comes to evolution. They don’t publish as often as they used to, but it still keeps you up on the latest research.

If you are religiously inclined, two others that are terrific when it comes to helping to work out the kinks in religion and science. One is Science and the Sacred, which comes from Biologos. The articles are so good here. The other is a new find called God of Evolution and so far has had terrific posts.

On the good new friends list, we have Joeyfullystated, which is a lady with some really good writing and some great funny stuff to write about. You will enjoy her. Go take a look.

Finally, The World’s Top 10 of Anything and Everything, is just a fun place to stop. It will always bring a smile to your face. I promise.

You should note that I’ve added a few of our friends who have been hanging around for a while. You don’t need me to praise them, you already visit them I’m sure. But finally, I have added them to the blogroll for newcomers who are so in love with me, that they figure anybody I read must be gold too. Or something to that effect.

Happy Sunday.