Friday, November 17, 2006

Some Blogging Friends

Some blogs have so many links you feel like you are navigating a labyrinth. However, I finally have gotten around to adding some of my favorites blogs. If you have a few idle moments, check them out.

Tim at A Tennessee Redneck in King Harald’s Court writes from an island in Norway. You might find him blogging about being mistaken for an NFL football player by some Norwegian teenagers on a bus or adapting as an ex-pat.

Points of Light has some of the most stunning photography you’ll find anywhere. James in northern Illinois makes the ordinary, extraordinary. The beauty of nature does not escape his eye. It’s my visual meditation.

Marion from British Columbia blogs at Herbal Connection. I read her beautiful writing when I need to calm my fears and worries and be returned to a more peaceful frame of mind.

California-based Mustang n Cowboys gives me the connection with animals that I so love. Janey writes about horses and her two sons. I imagine this is a close as I’ll ever get to having a horse. She’s currently blogging about the new litter of puppies one of the ranch dogs just had and her attempt to save the littlest one.

Rosemary, a.k.a Dirty Butter, has compiled a Blog Village of over 200 blogs she has reviewed. She lives in Alabama too and has three blogs that I know of.

Naomi posts regularly at Diary from England about pop culture, trends and news of note. I like her brief and breezy style.

Vino e Vittles is, of course, Jeff and Natalie’s blog on food and wine that is so good you feel like you just had one of their gourmet meals only without the calories. Check out the recipe for limoncello in the archives.

And finally I want to mention RidorLive although I don’t visit it everyday. Ricky D. Taylor is a celebrity in the blogging community. He’s been interviewed for NPR, written about in major newspapers and new media and is a model for the power of the blog. Last May when Gallaudet University, the preeminent liberal arts university for deaf students, set about to select a person to replace the retiring president, Ricky and fellow deaf bloggers fought the board’s choice. Their efforts fueled days of student protests culminating in last month’s board rejection of Jane K. Fernandes. RidorLive shows that passion and persistence can beat high-powered public relations consultants and Washington Post editorials. Ricky calls himself, “arguably the most controversial deaf blogger in America.” Hey Ricky, I don’t think there’s any need to argue.


Marion said...

Wow, Sheila! thank you so much!

you have inspired me to update my of those chores I can procrastinate about for a long time!

Sheila said...

It took me weeks to get around to adding some of my favorites, but some blogs have so many favorites that it's just too much.

I do so enjoy your writing and wonder if you are published? The answer is probably on your blog, but I don't always go back to archives.

Thank you for the quiet wisdom.

Anonymous said...

If Ricky Taylor represents the best of deaf bloggers, then we are in very sad shape. He spews hate towards people he doesn't like, whether it is well-founded or not. Jane Fernandes might have not been the best choice to become president of Gallaudet, but nobody deserves the character assassination that he promoted. I am a proud member of the Deaf community, and a Gallaudet graduate, but people like Ricky Taylor who think nothing of publicly humiliating people or starting rumors which turn out to be false make me cringe. If you are looking for a good deaf blog, try The writers may have critical opinions, but at least they are for the most part civil and respectful of others.
-- Ellie

Sheila said...

Thanks, Ellie, for presenting another view of the Gallaudet issue. I always say there are two sides to every issue, sometimes more.

Tim said...

Wow . . . thanks, Sheila. You're never gonna forget that one, are ya? ;)

Sheila said...

Nope. Good stories deserve to be remembered, Tim.

Naomi said...

Thanks for the mention Sheila. I'm going to check out some of the other blogs you mentioned on here too.

Sheila said...

Glad to Naomi. I see I need to place Diary from England in the sidebar. I am a bit slow.

James said...

Sheila, A belated thanks for mentioning Points of Light. I always enjoy your comments. Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.

Sheila said...

James, I love your photography. I don't mention a lot of other blogs on mine unlike some folks, but I do actually visit yours every day to see what's new. I appreciate that and your great work.

Kilroy_60 said...

Just a quick note, if you see "this" at Fear And Loathing - The Gonzo Papers please know that I planned on writing such a post when I deleted 1/3 of my links recently. Not saying I won't be stealing any of your ideas. 8-D