This is what Kevin wrote about my blog:
Sage's Musings - I first started reading Sage because of our mutual interest in mining history. Over the last year I have come to appreciate his blog for a plethora of reasons. His reflections upon books, church, politics, family, God, the outdoors, movies, etc. are full of insight and always stretch me in new directions.
Thanks Kevin. Of course, receiving this award requires a response. Kevin, thanks also for increasing my workload at a very busy time of the year. In addition to the rules below, I decided to honor blogs that do not appear in the list of blogs in my sidebar. It takes me forever to get around to updating that sidebar, so I’ll honor some of the blogs I’ve been reading lately here. Oh yeah, there are some other rules for participating (not all of which I’ll obey):
Rules for participation:
1. Copy the rules for participation.
2. Replace my bloggers with your five bloggers, then reflect and write at least a paragraph about each one. (Don’t worry, you want get your wrist slapped with a ruler if you fail to complete this).
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. (I’m too humble and computer inept to do this)
My nominees in no particular order:
Diesel at the Mattress Police Anti-Social Commentary: This guy is funny. I don’t know how to put him all together. Diesel is a left-handed church treasurer who writes wonderful satire about life and politics and other nonsense. He’s running for President, but don’t get too excited. We don’t get to vote for him for another 13 years. Instead, he’s offering advice to the 2008 candidates as to who’d make an ideal running mate. You’ll have to look up his pairing of Ms. Clinton with Monica (the girl with the stained dress). I should also say that Diesel has gone into the publishing business. He has written a book (I need to get my order in) and is under investigation for using child labor in his distribution system.
Scarlett at “Another Day in Paradise:” If you want to know why Castro rules with such an iron fist and tries to keep people from leaving Cuba for the beaches of Miami, take a look at Scarlett. The old dictator is afraid he’ll lose another jewel like her, the red-headed Cuban who writes with humor and would have been a tourist attraction herself if she’d stayed on the island. Castro’s lost is our gain. Scarlett is embarking on a new paralegal career. She writes about her work, her travels, Miami’s nightlife, her church, and her family.
Herb Urban This guy is even funnier than his picture, a little crude sometimes, but you'll get a laugh! ‘nuff said, check out his bio.
Maggie at Maggie Reads: If you’ve read this blog for anytime, you’ll know Maggie. Why she isn’t in the list of blog friends is an example of my ineptitude. As a librarian in Mississippi, she sponsored the summer’s “Southern Reading Challenge.” She writes wonderful book reviews as well as making wonderful observations on life and pecans. She even gives away pecans so yes, this is an effort to kiss up in the hopes of getting a bag of the South's finest pecans (or is it pekans in Mississippi, I forget).
D.O. M. Dan… Dan is a family guy with a motorcycle, but DOM doesn’t stand for Dan on Motorcycles. It's an acronym for Dirty Old Man (I see little evidence of in his posts, if that’s what you’re looking for, go read Herb's blog). Dan's posts are thoughtful, often reflecting on what he and his family are doing. He loves his wife. His recent memory of his father’s death was most touching. He’s emotional; he makes the rest of us men look bad by expressing his feelings in such warm and tender ways--kind of like Barry Manilow. Thanks Dan, may we learn something from you.
I agree with Kevin in that I could list many more of you who deserving of the Reflective Blogger Award. Murf should have received it for the reflection off the top of Big A’s (her husband) head. Ed should have received one for the reflection off his polished stainless steel slide rule. Diane should have received one for the reflectors on her new bike. Jaded (Angie SC) should have received one for the glow she’s had since successfully completing her comps. And the Ms. Night Music is currently reflecting a warm glow from all the attention she received Saturday-from a fish. And finally, all of you reading this should receive the award for reflecting on why it is that you keep coming back here to read this nonsense.