09 December 2008

Superior scribbler? Who? Me?

Bishop Alan has kindly tagged me for the Superior Scribbler's Award, and notes that
the superior graphics, catchy red border, and unsolicited nature of the Superior Scribbler Award has subverted my anarcho-syndicalist tendencies and won my heart to this improbable enterprise. This is a free cascading tag chain of affirmation cooked up by The Scholastic Scribe. Melissa B (profile picture Left) teaches high school journalism, (Mel B? Shome mishtake?).

Melissa’s blog emanates from the legendary ghetto of Haight-Ashbury, so getting this gong feels, in itself, like a thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat at Alice’s restaurant, even without a real VW Microbus, let alone Implements of Dee-struction. The catchy logo comes complete with a quotation from Herbert Gould, elder statesman of the Beat Generation.

And, having similar anarcho-syndicalist tendencies myself, I found it equally hard to resist, even though I have to admit that the nearest I ever got to be a hippy was being a superannuated wannabe Beatnik.

Bishop Alan’s Blog:
In spite of this tagging exercise’s hippy-dippy SF roots, there are rules:
  • Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
  • Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
  • Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
  • Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

All that remains, then, is to nominate “five most deserving Bloggy Friends,” or the tag chain fails... So, I suggest, in no particular order, because that would involve envelopes, the following five off my feed list (their latest is always posted in the right hand column)...

So, I nominate, tag, and harass the following, most of whom you will find listed in the blogroll(s) in the sidebar on the right as well:

  • Jonathan Allen, whose blog Thicket and thorp has interesting posts on a variety of topics that I find interesting, such as language, culture, theology and the like.
  • And perhaps, with my anarcho-syndicalist tendencies, I will be excused for nominating a blogging syndicate that produces The land of unlikeness, a thoughtful blog that produces much interesting stuff on the boundaries of theology, philosophy and literature
  • Fr Stephen's Glory to God for all things deals with similar subject matter, but with a somewhat different emphasis and selection, and always says something worth reading
  • John's Notes from a commonplace book -- travel, literature, history, theology, a lot of it in places that my wife's British Israelite great grand uncle would have called "the prophetic earth"
  • Andii Bowsher's Nouslife -- more of the same stuff, which happens to be the stuff I like: theology, culture, society, language and all the rest

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