Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Blogging into amazement

I've been gifted with the "You're An Amazing Blogger" award from fellow writer and poet J.D. Beaudoin who authors the wonderful Uneasy Supplicant blog, where you can also find samples of his awesome wood carvings.

I'm fond of using the word "amazement" because of its sense of ambiguity, at least in my own mind. I like to think that my phrase shaping tends to throw others into states of reverie, whether those trances be based in confusion or enlightenment. Meditating on the things we don't know as well as those we assume we do can be an equally productive experience.

Thank you J.D. for recognizing my ability to induce amazement, and as is our wont in the blogosphere, I now get to pass on this prize to a few other colleagues. For me, that's a chance to recognize some interesting and talented fellow bloggers more than the desire to propagate a meme. If you've already been awarded this, please consider yourself twice blessed:


ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp said...

Congratulations our Amazing Blogger who never ceases to amaze me! Francis Thank You for including me in this astonishing Award. BTW: I’ll forgo the coffee since you were also kind to acknowledge me by my preferred name :)

Anonymous said...

Well .. supose one is in the middle of nowhere, miles around nothing and nobody. Suddenly, out of this nowhere, a stick punch the guy in head. Definately, after first moment of slang-speaking, the one will become amased because of what`s happen.

Now, question is :
As "amazing blogger", who am I ? The one kicked with the stick ? The one who kick the guy with the stick ? .. Or .. maybe the stick .. ?

Thanks for nomination, Francis, I`ll remember you .. :-P

Francis Scudellari said...

Hi Michelle,
I'm sure your many readers will join me in toasting your amazing blog with a nice cup of java.

Francis Scudellari said...

Hi Valentin,
You always come up with the questions that get to the heart of the matter. In my opinion we bloggers are all three ... victims, attackers and weapons. The best of us handle those roles equally with aplumb, and I think you're among them.

Dave J. said...

Thanks Francis! It's good to have friends, eh? I appreciate the nod. Of course you do know that it complicates matters that you are the person to give this to me, considering that you would be on my short list of "amazing bloggers?" :)

Francis Scudellari said...

Hi Dave,
That's always the problem with these awards and memes ... as they make their way into each little circle it becomes harder for the taggees to become taggers. It's why I don't always play by the rules :). I liked your post on game playing, btw.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone here watched Enchanted yet?

Now that's one of the most amazing movies of the year, Disney's long-awaited home run!

Francis Scudellari said...

Hi Jo,
I haven't seen it yet, but I'll try to check it out.