Blog! My nightly trawl through the internet for the best of blogs leads me through some strange corners. I've tried to keep this site fairly wide-ranging (and that seems to be working - my average hit number is growing weekly) -- but many sites simply offer the lives of their writers. I've tried to offer sites which are particularly unusual, or extemely well written or offer a glimpse into a life you'll never lead. Which is why I'm happy to point y'all towards Speaking in Tongues, the new jointlog of Sophie and Basil, who seem to be writing to each other or to no one in particular which makes it deeply compelling for reasons I can't quite decide. Perhaps it's the halting openness.