Monday, November 10, 2008

Thank you, Utah!

Utah Savage, one of the most colorful bloggers I know and my friend and sister traveler, has awarded me this gem, the Scribbler Award. It comes at a time when I've been feeling really silent again - my Aunt Joey's passing has really made me reflective and quiet - and so Utah's gesture means more than I can fully express. In the face of my family, I feel like my voice gets swallowed. But apparently, others don't think so and Utah could not have timed this better.

But there are rules. I hate rules. It's one of the things I don't do well. Rules, and singing. Nevertheless, here they are:

*Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
*Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
* Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
* Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
*Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

So, my blog roll is long. All the people on it are amazing writers, so picking five is a real challenge. However, I'm going to give it a go:

1. Border Explorer never ceases to amaze me with her unceasing dedication to human rights and justice. She's just brilliant and tireless, and I adore her. Plus she keeps me in farm animals at Facebook.

2. ThailandChani of Finding My Way Home writes about mindfulness - it is an exquisite blog. It's a peaceful blog.

3. Grandmere Mimi of Wounded Bird is someone I've just started reading. She's quite entertaining, and interesting, and covers a variety of topics. Sometimes, with irony.

4. I love Mathman, of When Will I Use This? Sorry DCup, I don't mean it as anything more than motherly love. Besides, he's a White Sox fan. I forgive him that, because he is a real educator. A real one. Not a faux educator, but someone who takes it to heart.

5. And Distributorcap New York is always thoughtful and entertaining. He covers politics, Constitutional law, and humor, and I love his blog.

I also would tag Randal and several others, but they've been gotten already. So go forth, read something. It's good.


Billie Greenwood said...

Thank you, my friend. I am humbled by this...and grateful. Utah knows good writing, and you fully deserve her recognition. Your ongoing support of my blog is a wonderful gift to me. [You can have all the farm animals you want!]

Fran said...

Hi Diva ~ Having a family member pass on takes it out of you. I hope you nurture yourself, and just take care.

You really are a great writer, with good balance of serious matters, but also being lighthearted about things.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

DivaJood said...

BE, I love the fruit trees too - easy to grow. My cows are content. My horsies are doing well too.

Fran, thanks - oh and I almost got into your blog today - then got that error message. Will try next week when I'm on my daughter's computer.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the award. This White Sox fan is greatful and will put up my version, soon.

DivaJood said...

Mathman, at least we share the Bears.

Dianne said...

a lot has been going on, business, family, the world

rest up a bit

Randal Graves said...

I can't sing either. Do you want to start a choir of people who sing terribly? In this weirdo cultural climate, I bet we could score a record deal.

thailandchani said...

Thanks so much for thinking of me. :) I like your site, too. Your writing is wonderful!


DivaJood said...

Dianne, that's true - I feel a bit overwhelmed.

Randal, that's a great idea! Let's form a group! You are brilliant, ma chere!

Thailandchani, you are a gem.

Distributorcap said...

as a fellow commie - i am humbled and accept it graciously

THANK YOU - you are so terrific

Anonymous said...

No worries, Diva! MathMan totally deserves the award.