Unfortunately we have some sad news in the blogosphere as we learn that Olive Riley passed away. Olive was 108 years old and had been blogging for quite some time (see here and here) about her life which spanned from October of 1899 to this past weekend. My sincere condolences go out to all of Olive's friends and family.
Even though Olive wasn't a political blogger, I believe this story is worth mentioning because she was a prime example of how the blogosphere can serve as a very rewarding experience for people of all ages, races, religions, etc. Plus, her loyal following also shows how a community can build in the blogosphere and therefore bring a unique quality to the discussion taking place which cannot be found in other forums.