"Ed.," the anonymous editor of Blawg Review, has posted his 2010 Blawg Review roundup, featuring each of last year's hosts of the long-running law blog carnival, as well as a recent post from each host's blawg.  He's soliciting nominations, votes, rants, diatribes and recommendations as the battle for Blawg Review of the Year 2010 begins.  I humbly submit for your consideration Blawg Review #268, the fifth edition hosted here on HealthBlawg, themed in honor of Flag Day (which just might be related to battles, in a way). 

I took the occasion of hosting the Flag Day Blawg Review to quote our predecessor at the bar, John Adams, who once said:  "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." 

Well, to be honest, Adams never actually said that; his character did in 1776, the musical. 

I've had the opportunity to meet Ed., in, well, OK, a bar, and in a bar he will be revealing the results of the Blawg Review of the Year 2010 showdown.  Quoth he:

We're gonna need your help to choose which of those presentations will be named Blawg Review of the Year 2010. All this week, we'll be looking for feedback. By all means, blog about it, tweet about it [be sure to cc @blawgreview], or send private emails to ed @ blawgreview.com telling the editor who you think is most deserving of this honor. All such emails will be held in strictest confidence, if you like.

Blawg Review of the Year 2010 will be announced next Saturday, March 5th, at 7:00 pm Pacific time, live from Harry's Bar in San Francisco, where the Editor of Blawg Review and everyone who wants to attend can join us for a law blogger meetup. We will live-tweet the event, of course, and post the name of the Blawg Review of the Year 2010 as a final update to this post, as soon as it's announced.

Past winners have included Colin Samuels, Colin Samuels, Colin Samuels, Colin Samuels (OK, so he's obsessed with Dante; I get it; he eventually moved on to Coleridge, whose Rime of the Ancient Mariner was the subject of a footnote in the chapter of Moby-Dick I read last night — really can't escape him) and Kevin Thompson.  (Kevin moved from the classics to a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy themed "Towel Day" Blawg Review; my towel's in there, somewhere.  "So long, and thanks for all the fish!"  Reminds me of the albatross, Coleridge's Rime, and Colin Samuels again.  Hmph.)

So check out the nominees, and let Ed. know what you really think of HealthBlawg, despite its recent dearth of allusions to the epic poem and humor/science fiction genres of literature.  The HealthBlawger has other qualities, no?

David Harlow
The Harlow Group LLC
Health Care Law and Consulting