These I stumbled on more-or-less randomly. They fit under Link Criterion #2: interesting enough so that I’m now making it a point to visit their site at least once a week. (Link Criterion #1 is that the author’s a family member or friend. This explains why ROTK is still linked, even though it hasn’t been updated since May.)
These first two guys come from different sides of the fence.
BlackSun is a staunch atheist (despite the name, the author is white) with an eye-catching website. It’s a rather different animal from the other links, being quite heavy and serious. In fact, I have no hard evidence that the guy even has a sense of humor. If you need a break from my silliness, it works.
Batman…er, I mean, l3ruce Wayne (sorry to blow your cover, buddy!) is a strong advocate of ID (intelligent design). He just started blogging last month, and is putting some gusto into it. He plays chess, and I need to test his skill on FICS sometime.
The third guy, Shazgood, is Irish, which means he drinks and says “begorrah” a lot. He started his WordPress blog 3 days after I did (we’re brothers, man!). The page is rather attractive, and was also found via chess tag channels. But there’s other stuff, too.