There’s always something to howl about

And now we are nine . . .

Most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. Their every truth is not quite true. Their two is not the real two, their four not the real four; so that every word they say chagrins us, and we know not where to begin to set them right. Meantime nature is not slow to equip us in the prison-uniform of the party to which we adhere. We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire by degrees the gentlest asinine expression. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance

We’re adding another contributor this morning, Doug Quance of Broker’s First Realty in Atlanta:

Doug Quance is an Atlanta-based Realtor and Associate Broker. Backed by his team, Doug is in the vanguard of the Realtor 2.0 movement toward hi-tech, full-service real estate.

Doug managed to get good and sick over Thanksgiving, so it’s a particularly cruel injustice to do this to him today, but he insisted we proceed as planned.

Athol Kay at The Real Estate Guide calls us The Borghound Blog, which was a lot of fun. This much is true: We’re doing our best to recruit the very best real estate webloggers. But the last thing we want is that “one cut of face and figure,” “the prison-uniform” of some uniform school of thought. To the contrary. Our diversity is our strength. (Didn’t I get a badge from the NAR that says that?)

In any case, while we are not The Borg, today we are a nonet to be contended with…

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    4 Comments so far

    1. Kris Berg November 30th, 2006 7:59 am

      Welcome, Doug, and thank goodness your are a “Q”. My top spot in the sidebar is secure!

    2. Richard Riccelli November 30th, 2006 9:42 am

      Greg, “The Birth of Cool?” Or does it play more like No-No-Nonet? Nice to meet you, Doug.

    3. Doug Quance November 30th, 2006 12:28 pm

      LOL @ Kris

      You are very secure, Ms Berg!

      Nice to meet you, too, Richard!

      You only got a hiccup for a contribution out of me today, Greg… but I am looking forward to a more “meaty” post in the near future.

    4. Greg Swann November 30th, 2006 1:54 pm

      > You only got a hiccup for a contribution out of me today, Greg… but I am looking forward to a more “meaty” post in the near future.

      We’ll keep. Get yourself well. Guaifenesin is your friend.