Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I just received a “Fabulous Blog Award” for Living Above the Frost Line from North Carolina writer Kathryn Stripling Byer of Here, Where I Am. Kathryn Stripling Byer is North Carolina’s current Poet Laureate, appointed by the Governor. Vicki Lane, mystery writer and author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries, passed the “Fabulous Blog Award” to Kathryn.
I appreciate this award from Kathryn Stripling Byer. www.kathrynstriplingbyer.blogspot.com.
She said I can name five Fabulous Blog Awards. It was hard to name only five blogs. These five read my posts. I say, “Visit often and leave your calling card, a comment.” And they do that, while also making their own mark.
These five blogs are invited to pass along the “Fabulous Blog Award.” The rules aren’t mine. They came with the award. You must pass it on to five other Fabulous Bloggers in a post. You may find their email addresses on their Profile page or, if not available, post as a "Comment" to their latest post. You must include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them; www.nancysimpson.blogspot.com.
You must list five of your “Fabulous Addictions” in the post.
You must copy and paste these rules in the post.
Right click the award icon and save to your computer; then post with your own awards. This is a tribute, and it widens the reading audience.
MY FABULOUS ADDICTIONS
1. Humanity. I am addicted to humans. There is nothing on this earth more precious.
2. Planet Earth. The natural world is my treasure. I am fascinated with the smallest habitat and the largest land biomes.
3. Poetry. I’m addicted. I read poetry every day. I've been a practicing poet, publishing in literary magazines and teaching writing classes for years.
4. Reading. I’d rather read than eat. If not poetry, I have a book of historical fiction beside my bed. I confess. I love reading what is being written now by the writers of our time, even first drafts of their work, and often I get the opportunity to do it. After reading words by writers alive, I know there are intelligent people around, and I feel safer living in our world because of them.
5. My mountain. My soul found peace in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Yes, I am obsessed. Appalachia exists. I’m interested in all things Appalachian.
Posted by Nancy Simpson at 7:28 AM