I was tagged by Karen, http://www.seawitch.observationdeck.org, yesterday. I am to reflect on five bloggers and write a paragraph of each.
Here are the rules:
1. Copy this post (meaning the rules).
2. Reflect on five bloggers and write at least a paragraph about each one.
3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Go leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they've been given the award.
5. Put the award icon on your site.
Well, I can do the first four anyway. The fifth one I'm not sure about.
So, I am listing five blogging friends for different reason according to individual traits yet all I enjoy reading. It was difficult to limit it to five. I know it is summer and everyone is busy and hot and tired and all that. Just do what you can.
Paul, at http://www.paulofyork.wordpress.com, has been referred to as a genius hermit. I would agree. I find my hermit friend to be a comforting presence in my little part of the blogosphere. Though quite capable of voicing strong opinions when a topic hits a nerve with him, he is a voice of reason. A calming voice for me. He makes me smile with his kind words of support and he reminds me to take a breath. I think it would be a pleasure to sit and visit in the cave with a beer or two between us, solving the problems of the world.
Roxanne, at http://www.melange1.blogspot.com, has been a steadfast friend, regularly commenting and gently nudging me when she feels I have lost my way a bit on an issue. Roxanne is a gifted photographer, a loving mom, a devoted daughter and an excellent big sis to brother, Stephen. She is a woman of great faith and a learned person. A medical degree, a go-getter of a college girl daughter, beautiful cats, a sweet dog, and her trusty camera. Talk about a blessed woman! Now she is very busy setting up a new house, a fabulous, large house for her family to live together.
AC, over at http://www.achronicleofwastedtime.blogspot.com, lives in Tennessee on a piece of land where she plants, harvests and sells glorious produce like beautiful gems of tomatoes and berries, peaches, too. She encourages my love of political commentary and we may have been separated at birth. I truly can relate to her posts about life in general, families in specific. Her knowledge of literature intimidates me, which pushes me to sharpen up my memory. I hope, hope, hope we both get our dream trip to Ireland next summer, especially meeting up in a pub for some terrific companionship.
Jennifer, at http://www.chapternext.typepad.com, is a writer. The woman can write. She inspires me to just do it. She says she enjoys arguing with me over my commentaries and I enjoy that a lot. She agrees with me part of the time so I know I'm not too far off base. She also is an avid reader and I note her recommendations. I wish I had her house cleaning gene. We both are list makers, though.
Janie, at http://soundingforth.blogspot.com, is also a resident of the state of Texas. She lives in west Texas and we share a bond of the oil field. She is an inspiration with all she does, including participating in the Big Brother/Big Sister program. The mom of two grown boys, she works more than full-time, is married to a great guy, hunts and shoots in competitions, and is proud owner of Zack, the Wonder Dog. She, too, is a woman of faith.
I've chosen these five blogging friends because all are people I think I would be completely comfortable with from the time I came into their presence. My fantasy is, after I win the lottery, to have a weekend get-together with all the folks who enrich my world through blogging. Eating and drinking, whether iced tea or adult libations, and yakking together. What would be better?
There are others, too, but these are the five I chose today.
Reflection is good.