Well, what do you know? Someone out there thinks I kick ass! I've always secretly wanted to be thought of as kick ass. Thank you, Steve of Color Sweet Tooth, for fluffing up my ego - such as it is. ;-)
Seriously, what's most fun about this award is, firstly, that it came from Steve of Color Sweet Tooth, whom it did not take me long to begin to admire. He's a wonderful artist, writes lovingly about fatherhood and marriage and is just one of those people that I felt an instant kinship with. Please check out his beautiful and I mean beautiful blog and art gallery featuring his work for sale.
Okay. So this is how it works:
Do you know any bloggers that kick ass?
Maybe they’ve got incredible, original content. Or they’re overflowing with creativity. Is it someone that helps you become a better blogger? Or a bloggy friend you know you can count on? Or maybe it’s someone who simply inspires you to be a better person… or someone else who sends you to the floor, laughing your ass off.
Whatever the reason may be, I’m sure you know at least a couple of bloggers that kick ass. Well… why not tell ‘em so?
The rules to this are as follows:
1) Choose five other bloggers that you feel are "Kick Ass Bloggers"
2) Let them know that they have received an award.
3) Link back to both the person who awarded you and also to http://www.mammadawg.com/
4) Visit the Kick Ass Blogger Club HQ to sign Mr. Linky and leave a comment.
Bobbie of Almost There: This wonderful lady, in her 70's, is an inspiration to me. I hope that when I'm that age that I'm half as bright, spirited, open-minded and creative as she is. Bobbie's photos are a reflection of her keen eye for nature and her writing demonstrates a person who has lived, loved and learned much. I'm pleased and proud to call her my friend.
I know, I know...I'm unabashedly sappy but it brings my heart such joy, so don't make fun a' me!
Dianne of Forks Off The Moment: when I first went to her blog, it was via comments she left at Bobbie's. Her comments drew me because of how kind and warm she is. I was doubly struck by the fact that in addition to being so kind, she is also incredibly bright, articulate and living her life fully and creatively. I have benefited from Dianne's good judgment and wisdom recently when I asked for her advise on a particularly sensitive situation. Our friendship, though limited to blogging, is one I value highly and one which makes me feel especially grateful.
Betmo of Life's Journey: I "met" her through comments at A Poetic Justice and Peace Tree - the latter for which she is a contributing blogger. Betmo writes and works unflaggingly for awareness of human rights issues, peace and justice and the environment. She is one of my heroes of the blogosphere in that she is willing to tell the truth, even when it hits too hard for a lot of us to take.
Homeyra at Forever Under Construction: this blogger from Iran is a relentless advocate not only for peace in the Middle East but also for showing the rich cultural, religious and social heritage of the area via her blog. I've many times learned something new or seen profound images on her blog. Homey is also a lovely woman, which comes across in her response to comments, her writing and her email communication. I feel lucky to know Homey in many ways,not the least of which is that it puts a human "face" on an area of the world that our U.S. government has tried to make the enemy.
Kate Morningstar at The Morning Star Chronicles. This lovely, spiritual woman writes about life's transformations, her faith, her healing and her soul. What I love the most about Kate's posts is the sense I have of her emotions - tremendous joy as well as the sorrow that comes with being being a sensitive, feeling human being. Kate does a series on Canadian cultural icons that I've really enjoyed reading. I love all things Canadian and Kate is one of them!