Linda Seebach joins the local blogosphere

Screenshot of Linda Seebach's blogPhoto of Linda SeebachLinda Seebach joined the Northfield blogosphere recently with her blog titled The Eclectic Linda.

Linda just moved here from Denver where she’d been an editorial writer for the Rocky Mountain News for the past ten years. Her parting column: A decade I’ve cherished.

At the bottom of that page is a short bio:

Before starting her career in journalism, Linda Seebach was a college mathematics professor, the owner of a small printing business catering to the antique-car hobby and an English teacher at a university in Shanghai. She moved into journalism by way of the Minnesota Daily, the independent student paper at the University of Minnesota, where she did graduate work in linguistics. She later was an editorial writer and columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News and editorial page editor of the Valley Times in Pleasanton, Calif.

Linda just moved into Millstream Commons. She taught math at St. Olaf many years ago and her son, Peter Seebach, is an Ole grad, currently living in St. Paul. (Full disclosure: we’re hoping Peter and his wife Jesse buy our house. I met Linda today when they visited.)

I scanned her blog posts and noticed in one titled The New Yorker calls it reporting . . ., she took the author to task for what appeared to be plagiarism. It quickly got the attention of the New Yorker’s deputy editor and an explanation from the author in the comment thread.

In another post, she takes a critical look at a recent Pioneer Press editorial on the 35w bridge collapse.

Watch out Northfield News. Watch out local civic blogosphere. (I’ve added her blog there and has added it to their blogosphere aggregator.)

Welcome back to Northfield, Linda, and welcome to the local blogosphere.

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