Nothing like leading the examined life to paraphrase the DWM (dead white male) who originally coined the phrase. But when you're a public figure who happens to have ties to homeschooling, it's other people who often do the scrutinizing.
In "Blitzing Hollywood," Sports Illustrated looks at the ups and downs of Miami Dolphin footballer Jason Taylor's personal and professional life. Here's a "Day in the Life" video. What a crib!
Belgrade News editor, Andy Malby (in the photo), devotes an entire column to Roger Koopman, the iconoclastic Montana legislator, who is pondering a run for gov. I agree with Andy that Rog should stay put, since, among other things, Governor Brian Schweitzer's approval ratings have remained consistently high and raising money won't be a hassle for him. I disagree that Roger has "accomplished precious little" because lots of his bills haven't been enacted into law(s).
Roger is being lobbied for the top job, has been re-elected to office by beating a formidable opponent, dodges endless media brickbats, doesn't pursue spend-and-tax legislation, and is the vice-chair of the powerful house education committee.
The voting Vox Pop must view that record as "effective."
Meanwhile, this angry letter-writer scrutinizes Andy (who can take it).