Monday, March 17, 2008

New Blogosphere Friends!

It's only been a few short weeks since I started this blog and I've already been fortunate to meet several new friends here, whose blogs are both an inspiration and a delight. I would like to say thank you to these lovely people for enriching my daily life with their dedication, beauty, humor and unflagging devotion to the causes they believe in and the interests they share.


First there is Bobbie, the author of the blog Almost There. Bobbie is one of the first people to leave a comment on this site. The sense I have of Bobbie is that she is a person of great compassion and goodwill toward others. She is honest and straightforward and writes a fine story! Thanks Bobbie, you are an inspiration!

I don't recall how I stumbled upon this blog but I'm so glad I did! Forever Under Construction is authored by Homeyra, from Iran. There I found photos of beautiful Iranian art and architecture, a global-minded, humanitarian soul and a perspective I'm rarely fortunate enough to partake of. Homeyra also turned me onto Banksy, an anonymous protest artist from England. What a find!


A Poetic Justice, poetryman's blog, I'd seen rolling by on blogs here and there. I finally stopped in and had a real read of the poems; intense, passionate poems, often on themes of war and peace. I just love how poetryman leaves a poem as a blog comment. "....he's the poetry man, he makes things all right..." remember that Phoebe Snow song? It's been playing in my head since I discovered his blog. I should say "blogs" as he keeps several. Aaaaaah, more to delved into in the future! Oh, and poetryman is in possesion of a quality I value highly: warmth. Call me touchy-feely but that characteristic just makes me melt all over. But what else can one expect from the soul of a poet?

Then there is FranIAm. I've been lurking on her site since I found it rolled on my friend cunning runt's blog, Little Bang Theory. I finally got the courage to leave a comment. This lady displays such a sharp intellect and depth and breadth of knowledge that I thought she might be just a tad intimidating. I was so wrong! She is also another one of those people whose thoughtfulness and compassion cause me to go all melty-welty. Fran lives in Albany and being a friend of CR's, it would be relatively painless for her to join us in beautiful Franklin County, Massachusetts for a day of good food, scenic beauty and stimulating conversation. I'll just sit back with a smile and let the two heavyweights go at it!

Continuing the strange and beautiful "butterfly effect", as poetryman calls it, I have to tell you about Mad Priest, who officiates over at Of Course I Could Be Wrong...I haven't had the pleasure of making a true personal connection (such as it is on the internet) but I was immediately smitten by this blog. Madpriest is hilarious! In possession of a brilliant English wit and, as is clear from reading only some of his blog entries, he is also very well informed on issues of theology and politics. I consider him the British sitcom character of the blogging world. And I love, love, love British comedy - my favorite.

So, I'll be happily wandering through the worlds of these excellent new friends. This blog stuff is just great; so stimulating and pleasurable are these net-world connections.

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21 comments:

  1. Dearest Pagan Sphynx,
    I want to thank you for your kind words. I will try my best to live up to them.

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  2. Make that Sphinx... Pagan Sphinx, you by any chance aren't Canadian and hairless are you?

    (Because that might explain why I spelled sphinx with "Y"...)

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  3. Dear Pagan Sphinx
    Thanks for you kind words. You brightened my day with your warmth and kindness. :)

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  4. I love how the blog world grows like concentric circles.

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  5. I'm just here for the bottoms, which more than live up to the Mad One's recommendation.

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  6. Wow! Thanks. Thank you for the kind words. And thank you for a few more names of people whose blogs I'm sure I will enjoy as soon as I can explore them further.

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  7. Hello!
    What a great blog.
    Wonderful art and photos
    Nice to meet you!
    Ben

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  8. WOOHOO, Gurrrl!!! High Praise from the High Priest of Madness himself!

    Congrats Kid, and he's right - this place is gorgeous, thoughtful, right-on and righteous!

    I'll certainly check out your other suggested "reads;" you've obviously got the eye for the Good Stuff. :)

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  9. Great post! Thanks. I'll just go and check out the rest of your blog...looks good.

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  10. Mr. John,
    Since you enjoy the bottoms, I will be having a new feature here on Friday evenings. Tune your channel right here and come prepared for a visual feast of healthy arse! BOYB and...urrr...bottoms up!

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  11. Hello, Mr Ben Heine,

    I'm so excited that you dropped by!When I went to your blog it was love at first sight. I cannot get enough of your images. Not just the politcal ones, but the whimsical ones as well. You are gifted and amazing.

    Your humble fan,
    the P.S.

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  12. singing bear: thanks for stopping by. I look forward to checking out your blog.

    DCup: I'm glad you stopped by. Happy to hear that you survived the twister without a bruise or a scratch.

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  13. Dear poetryman...no, I am not Canadian and certaintly not hairless...all my lovers prefer a full bush... ;-)

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  14. I'll link to you. Hopew that's OK. I really like your blog.

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  15. singbear - of course it's okay! I guess the cartoon worked, huh?
    ;-)

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  16. dear singing bear:

    I just looked at your list of music and I thumped myself on the head for forgetting to add Richard Thompson to my list, as you have.
    He's one of my favorite. Shoot Out The Lights with Linda Thompson is one of my favorite albums...how could I have forgotten Richard...I'll be adding him asap.

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  17. I gotta say, these look really interesting. I've already learned a couple of things from them (about tax season, of all things, for one) - and, consequently, from this cool site. Cheers! Keep on blogging!

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  18. Dear Randomman,
    I so enjoy your blog! I've spent a fair share of time there following your many interesting links. I'm so glad you stopped by!

    Peace,
    the P.S.

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  19. I am very late indeed to thank you not only for the link love but for the kind words! Too kind I am afraid!

    When we get a bit warmer, I see us enjoying a fine day of blogger meet up here or there or in the middle!

    Peace to you and what a great blog you have going here. The combination of words and visuals is stunning.

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  20. Hi, Fran
    :-) Link Love - that's sweet. I would love to meet you. I can't speak for CR but wouldn't it be cool for the three of us to get together? I have a feeling I would certaintly enjoy that!

    Peace and Love,
    Pagan Sphinx

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