C. Dodd Harris Rejoins Blogosphere at OTB

C. Dodd Harris, Esq. I’m pleased to announce that I have lured C. Dodd Harris, Esq. out of blogging retirement and persuaded him to join the staff at OTB.

His blog, ipse dixit, was a fixture of the blogosphere when I started OTB in January 2003 and was going strong until he abruptly shut it down in the summer of 2005. Dodd is an attorney, a veteran of the United States Navy, and a fairly good poker player. Sources tell me that he can kill a mime using only his thumb, although I have not been able to corroborate those accounts.

Welcome to the fold.

James Joyner
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  1. Dodd, glad to see you again amongst the land of the blogging. Presumably you’ll be the OTB Sports resident Raider expert now. And then there’s always the caption contests…

  2. Bithead says:

    I wondered if we’d see him again.
    Good deal.

  3. Rodney Dill says:

    Sources tell me that he can kill a mime using only his thumb, although I have not been able to corroborate those accounts.

    i.e. the mimes aren’t talking.

  4. Dodd says:

    Thanks, James, for bringing me aboard and for the warm welcome. It’s a true honour to be asked to be part of this crew. I can make no promises as to what I’ll post about – right now movies, TV, and poker interest me more than politics, but I pretty much always have something to say about politics, too.

    As for Caption Contests, I’ve been very pleased that Rodney, Charles, and several other old regulars from my site have kept the torch flying over here. Rodney’s shown he can do it far better than I ever did, so I’ll not encroach on his territory.

  5. Dodd Not Dead…

    While I've been busy excavating samples of my writings from the last century, James at OTB was luring Dodd -- formerly of ipse dixit -- back to the land of the blogging. (link text shamelessly stolen from Charles Austin.)

  6. CGHill says:

    Can we start up the Dodd for President shtick?

  7. […] * Nice to see that Dodd Harris will be blogging at OTB starting today. He doesn’t know this, but…The success of his old site, Ipse Dixit, (which is still up and answering, despite having been officially down for years, now…) is one of the reasons I started BitsBlog. […]

  8. lunacy says:

    Good! I was sad to see ipse dixit disappear. It was a favorite read of mine.

  9. Way, Way outside the beltway…

    One of my favorite writers from the golden era of blogging (“golden era” being defined as pre-MySpace and/or when somebody decided we needed blogs about everything up to and including bellybutton lint) has apparently returned from a multi-year hiatus…

  10. Holy cats and jammers! Good to have you back, Dodd.

  11. Tanya says:

    Awesome. Welcome back.

  12. michele says:

    Welcome back, Dodd!!