A lot of good teaching goes on at dailyKos. But a lot of it doesn't get read by everyone who wants to read it, because diaries scroll by so fast.
This series is about diaries that teach and about things you want to learn. Could be any subject - an academic subject, a skill, a hobby, almost anything - but not diaries that simply inform, or it would include all of daily kos.
What I do is, each week, search for the tags 'teaching' and 'learning' and for diarists whom I know write diaries that teach. Then I'll post the list, with perhaps some brief comment, and open the floor to people who want to learn something specific.
You can help me by tagging diaries with 'teaching' or 'learning' when you see diaries that merit those tags, by reminding me of what I've missed, by recommending this diary, and by commenting.
For a list of some series and diarists that might appeal, see my diary What are you teaching/learning? and the comments to it
Here we go (in alphabetical order, by diarist
A Siegel discusses a proposal to ban incandescent lightbulbs, which waste a huge amount of energy
bonddads diaries are always educational, I'm never sure whether to link them here. This one, on income inequality seems to belong.
boran2 has volume 78 of Saturday painting palooza; if you like to paint, this is for you!
claude has another in the home repair series; this one appears to be open for questions.
Frankenoid has another in her gardening series.
Global warming was a hot topic this week, and hekebolos talked about how we can turn their own theories against them
Jerome a Paris talks about the causes of our addiction to oil
Mark H talks about the short big-eye in his Marine Life series
Miss Laura starts a new series on class and labor issues
mkfox has found another founding father I've forgotten: Benjamin Lincoln (and rserven found the diary which I somehow missed)
OrangeClouds115 has some travel tips in the Kossacks under 35 series (but we old folks need help, too!)
She also wrote another in the vegetables of mass destruction series; this one on organic standards.
Your very own plf515 had another stunningly brilliant Statistics diary, this one on the nondurable goods index and time series.
I also wrote about geothermal energy - A more substantive diary on the same topic will follow next week. But some people at MIT are VERY excited about deep drilling geothermal energy.
Another diary about global warming was posted by rktect. This one concentrates on sea level changes.
shirah discussed whether squirrels are intelligent life. Yup.....squirrels.
The inimitable Unitary Moonbat talks about cynical philanthropy, when people who make money in unsavory ways do good things with it. Very interesting!
Winter Rabbit discusses the Washita flood of 1934; with global warming, I am sure floods will be a hot topic
But that's just the first part!
In the comments, please tell us what you want to learn. Likely someone here is an expert!