Thursday, September 20, 2012
I've Been Nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award
Thanks so much to Angela Tjong (http://journeyofmylifendestiny.blogspot.com) for nominating my blog for a Versatile Blogger Award!
One of the requirements of accepting this award is to nominate 15 other bloggers in return - works a bit like a chain letter, I guess! Here's my list of nominees (in no particular order, and I can only come up with 14):
1. Fel Wetzig, The Peasants' Revolt: everything you ever wanted to know about paranormal fiction
2. Sandra Tyler, A Writer Weaves a Tale: Ongoing narrative of a complicated life, plus some great writing advice, plus the Post Resurrection Blog Hop
3. Kathryn Anthony: versatile author of myth retellings, dystopian fiction, and romance
4. Eve Redwater (Stacey Busuttil), Redwater Ramblings: a brilliant new voice in the world of poetry, and she's a Far Eastern Studies scholar as well, all in her early 20s.
5. Dawn Storey, Alphabet Salad: a post a day on events of daily life
6. Rossandra White: writer of memoirs, grew up in Africa
7. Tara Adams, Faith in Ambiguity: many interesting philosophical musings
8. Alison Strachan, Writing My Truth: writer and cogent (sometimes humorous) blogger from Down Under
9. Anne Godoy Organista, Writer's Space: "thoughts, insights, doodles of my mind ... "
10. E.C. Ambrose: another writer of cogent posts, working on "dark historical fiction"
11. Mary Pierce, A Wilderness of Words: a beautifully written and sometimes quirky occasional blog
12. Betty Markham, Artistic Expressions Photography: all kinds of outsanding photographs on display
13. Vanessa Chapman: freelance writer and actor; one of the Limebirds
14. 'Trick Slattery: the wonderful doodler (also writes sensible and intelligent posts)
Another requirement is that I tell seven unknown facts about myself:
1. I attended first grade in Arizona and I graduated from high school in a small town in the Arkansas Valley of Colorado, both places where my mother was teaching.
2. When I was small, we sometimes cooked the Christmas turkey overnight and then had homemade hot biscuits and turkey breast for Christmas breakfast. Anybody else ever do that?
3. I wrote my master's thesis at Cornell University on "Freedom and Authority in Paradise Lost and Prometheus Unbound." Really? Come on! What made me qualified to write on such a rarefied topic at the age of 21?
4. I worked in the awesome Miriam Lutcher Stark Rare Book Library at the University of Texas before they chopped it up into office space. What a revolting waste!
5. I arrived on the UT campus to attend grad school the day after the Charles Whitman massacre in 1966. (FYI, Whitman went up to the 28th floor observation deck of the library tower and shot randomly down into the quadrangle, killing 13 people and wounded 32 others.) We almost turned around and went back to Colorado; the Stark Library where I was going to work part-time was located at the base of that tower.
6. I believe in wearing things out before replacing them. In 1997, I was still using a black-and-white TV without a remote.
7. My tastes in TV run to the popular (except for a number of PBS programs). I've watched a lot of fantasy and SF series -- Xena, Highlander, Farscape, Babylon 5, all the Star Trek series, both StarGate series (let us not mention Stargate: Universe - terminally boring!). Right now, I'm into Warehouse 13 and Alphas, and Haven returns this Friday. Oh, yes, and I'm a fan of ice hockey! Let's get that lockout settled, y'all!