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with 7 comments was established in June 2006.

I, Larry Jones, am the founder, editor and main contributor of slothropia. I mostly blog about politics, both U.S. and Canadian, from a progressive perspective. Currently located in Central Illinois, and local issues get discussed here from time to time.

Visitors may also encounter posts about music, film, fiction and non-fiction writing and any other thing about which I am moved to express myself.

I am not above posting Youtube videos of my favorite musicians or other types of performers or whatever is so silly as to be deemed noteworthy.

The name of the blog is a reference to a character in a novel.

Welcome and come again.

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February 23rd, 2009 at 10:26 am

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  1. Hey Larry,

    Just found your blog, and knowing there is another progressive in Central Illinois is always a great thing.

    This is, after all, George W. Bush country…..Ugh!


    16 Jun 09 at 10:32 pm

  2. Thanks for the very kind words.

    There are a few other progressive blogs in CI, a couple of which are on my blogroll, Does it play near Peoria? and Emerge Peoria. I am sure there are others I don’t know about. If you find any, let me know.


    20 Jun 09 at 10:43 am

  3. Rematerialized, on that Interweb. Good writing on the Wisconsin protests! :big thumbs up:

    Mrs. Quoad

    13 Mar 11 at 7:01 pm

  4. Hi Larry,

    Great reading, and some pretty good music, too. I will listen to Stan later, I’m just not ready for a 5-hanky song this am.

    I have taken the liberty referencing your site for live-blogging of the Cdn election at my (obscure) blog (which functions mainly as a safety vent and Bookmark Toolbar) and if it’s OK with you will add you to my blogroll.

    I notice that Skippy is on yr blogroll — cool! Mine, too — that’s how old I am. He said he’d add me to his, but he never did. Sigh.


    2 May 11 at 6:22 am

  5. Thanks much, HotFlash.

    Maybe The Mary Ellen Carter would be a good listen tonight when the results are in.

    Good luck tonight, esp if you are NDP.


    2 May 11 at 7:43 am

  6. Hi Larry,

    Thanks for the ME Carter. I was happy abt my NDP candidate and Elizabeth May, the Green Leader, getting in. The Harper majority, not so much. I think I’ll listen to the 5-hankie to cheer me up.


    3 May 11 at 3:00 pm

  7. Oh snap, thank you so much for posting this! It is gonna be so helpful when I am thinking about going to Landmark Cinemas in Peoria! I am from Warrington, PA so I am not familiar with Peoria. Next time I visit my family will be so much better! Fantastic!

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