Thursday, April 12, 2007

thinking blogger award

I just received a nomination from Horizon for a thinking blogger award. I am touched and honoured - she has so many blogs on her roll and so many wonderful people comment on her blog I'm quite shocked that she picked my blog!
The task is now passed to me to do the same for five blogs that make me think.

I wish I could nominate the entire New Orleans blogging community, but as it is here are a few bright sparks:

Mark at Wetbank Blog. Always hard hitting, always controversial, always makes me think. My IQ goes up after every visit.

Traveling mermaid was my first foray into the NOLA blogging circle. I love her blog - full of fun, feisty political commentary and music (really like Rotary Downs that she linked to recently!).

Adrastos is a Nola blogger with a taste for British politics. My two worlds converge somewhat, under his posts. I am also glad to hear of someone else who reads the Guardian in N'awlins.

Ashley Morris is way more intelligent than I could ever hope to be and my wee brain cells get quite the workout following all his witty comments and links.

And finally a non-N'awlins blog:
Katie at Longayelander is an American girl from Long Island who is experiencing the joys (and irn bru, pub culture, and vomit...) of living in Glasgow. Its definitely thought provoking to see my country through an other's eyes.


A Paperback Writer said...

Well, congrats on your nomination!
I'm perusing your blog because you left a comment on my Edwin Morgan post on my blog.
I am a most definite Scotophile, and it looks like you have some links on here I need to check out.
I lived in Edinburgh for 2 summers and then for a full year (autumn 2004-autumn 2005), so I can even pronounce the name "Kirsty" correctly! :)
I did my MSc at the University of Edinburgh -- on Edwin Morgan! I also spent five months doing the preliminary cataloging for the then-new Edwin Morgan Archive at the Scottish Poetry Library (in Chrichton Close).
I also love Liz Lochead's poetry. (And that of William Dunbar and Robert Burns, but they're a bit older, eh?)
I've met Morgan and Lochead, as well as other Scottish writers, like Brian McCabe, Ian Rankin, Alisdair McCall Smith, AL Kennedy, John Burnside, and Margaret Elphinstone. (and others, but I'm too sleepy to recall everyone right now).
I'll link your blog to mine and come back often.
Nice to meet you.
Oh yeah, I noticed your artwork on Moab. That's a place I know well. But it's a wee bit hotter there in the summertime than Edinburgh is.....

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Congratulations! I've been lurking around the edges of your blog for a while, but can't remember if I've commented before.

You deserve the award because of your varied and well-written posts, and your artwork is glorious.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your nomination!
I'm new to your blog, drawn here by the mention of Margaret Elphinstone by paperbackwriter, above.
I moderate an online book club in Toronto, and we're featuring "Light" by Elphinstone in May. I just finished the book, and love it.
If any Elphinstone fans from around the world would like to join us in July, that would be great.
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