It’s my Blogiversary.
I’ve been blogging for three years now. Thank you to all of those who care what I have to say. I’m not sure what’s wrong with you, but I appreciate all your support.
Thank you to My most loyal readers and commenters – mom and dad! I know you’ve read every single post that I ever put up!
To my most loyal Blur (the serialized novel- if you’re not reading it you’re missing out!) commenter. Slpmartin. So glad to be sharing this journey with you!
To my most wordy (prolific in her words) commenter that always shows that she not only read the article or poem but that she really understands what I’m trying to say. Thank you for getting it:
For being an inspiration in the blogging world, and definitely inspiring many of the features in my site, which were ideas that I directly stole without retribution or bitterness from her:
To the most prolific Dungeon Prompt Contributor MarthaOstout, who has completed almost every prompt (she’s just catching up with the last couple). Many she has done twice.
And in mass, I’d like to thank everyone who has ever done a Dungeon Prompt – you keep me blogging when I want to give it up.
Dream Cloud Diaries MarthaOstout Writing Works in Progress Human in Recovery Traces of the Soul Cher Shares Shadows of the Divine SplitSpeak Contemplating Me.in My Spirit Journey Every Day Another Story The Arkside of Thought Stardreaming with Sherry Blue Sky Follow Your Shadow Blog It or Lose It Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library Your Mind in Bloom, LLC Hell on My Heels TJ Therien Schizo Incognito Stop the Stigma Alienorajt Never a Worry It’s a Lonely Place A Thing of Grace Marsnplato Tale of Two Tomatoes Weaver Grace Finale to an Entrance DCT Designs Creative Canvas Garden2day Dave Kester Anawnimiss Kayla’s Only Heart Living, Learning and Letting Go Vanbenschoten Robin’s Real Life Boring Broad’s Adventures Rick Cagnolatti Translation Scrapbook Read me my Writes Views Splash! Be Good Love Happy Notes Blue Butterflies and Me Kajori Nintier Let There Be Peace on Earth Baldy Poems 5 Degrees of Inspiration Shainbird Emotion at Peek Howanxious Human in Recovery Creo Somnium Life as it is Melzzart Tracy’s Healing Art Vic Briggs The Pen’s Might Seasoned Sistah 2 Nik’s Place Dragons in the Night Sky Blog A Writer’s Word Girlgoyle Tea with Anne Be Good. Self Therapy Not Just Sassy on the Inside Creo Somnium Art and Life Unveiled UnseenEye Toutons Tubas and Other Tales Chyfrin JotNrot The Dirty Diaries Rarasaur Chasing Life and Finding Dreams Ardyvee White Shadows
Also, a big thanks to everyone who ever wrote a guest post for the site. I truly appreciate your presence here. Check them out:
Alfred Poole is now figuring out retirement after a lifetime in social service, including the last 10 years running the Homelessness Intervention & Block-Grant Administration for the city of Seattle.
Bonnie Olson (Jagati) works to include multi-cultural and low income folks in affairs that effect their lives. She runs a business,Emerging Design Consulting, supporting diverse nonprofits and people to build community, equity and justice.
A lover of letters, words, phrases, emotions, beauty, terror, love and hate. Faith writes stories to paint the pictures that only she is seeing.
“…When I hit the age that embodies spiritual gestation, something happened. I remembered I was more than a mother. Motherhood is no less my solemn charge today than it has been the last six years. But the woman God had created to reflect Him in her way even before she birthed her child had gone missing. I remembered that writing is how I really breathe.”
Jamie Vilasini Otelsberg lives in Amritapuri Ashram and dabbles in design work for a good cause. She is an appreciator of good stories, art and all things history.
Karuna Poole is a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle, Washington. She is author of,Getting to Joy: A western householder’s spiritual journey with Mata Amritanandamayi and Letting Go of Suffering. You can find more information on her at www.karunapoole.com or on her blog Living Learning and Letting Go
Writer, Thinker, Cook, Fixer, Traveler, Lover of life, with a stare-you-down look that is capable of making you rethink the mischief that you are about to engage in.
Once upon a time, in a kingdom fa… Oh sorry not in a kingdom, in some kind of republic, or an ex-republic, there lived a princes… Oh sorry, just a normal girl, like any one you may have ever known… She is not a writer but she likes to write sometimes.
My forthcoming memoir “Secrets In Big Country” is the story of childhood sexual abuse, betrayal and abandonment. I hope by sharing my story, I can reach adults molested as children, to let them know they are not alone. Together, we can overcome the shame that comes from secret-keeping.
Before the sunset, I was the rose that emerged from the crack in the concrete, with my parents serving as both the concrete and the crack. Hard and broken, solid and open, earth gave birth to me. Gemini – twin of the universe – living in duplicity.
I`m a mom, a nana…a youth counsellor, a family life educator, life skills facilitator, a daughter (mom is still alive) a sister, a lover sometimes, a loyal friend, compassionate volunteer and lifelong student. I am not religious but I am spiritual. I believe in the Golden Rule…you can`t go wrong there if everyone just abided by that.
I love the unexpected, I hate to be surprised. I love robots, quotes, nursery rhymes, mythology, giant things that are usually small, small things that are usually giant, web cartoons, surprisingly inspirational people, and geeky things. I live in Orange County with my husband and two cats. I am 66 inches tall, type 120 words per minute and design things from bottles to jewelry to posters. I dislike sweatpants, sweating, people who treat others badly because of mismatched beliefs, overzealous correctors, and the feel of sand between my toes.
Sanaa is a 20-something fun soul who loves all things poetry and literature. Having done her graduation in English Literature, she found solace in the world of poetry and quickly realized she has a knack for it herself.
Charles W. Martin (Reading Between the Minds) — earned his Ph.D. in Speech and Language Pathology with an emphasis in statistics. Throughout Charlie’s career, he maintained a devotion to the arts (literature/poetry, the theater, music and photography). Since his retirement in 2010, he has turned his full attention to poetry and photography.
Srividya Sheshadri is a Research Associate at Ammachi Labs, a research department out of Amrita University dedicated to developing technologies designed to improve quality of life for the most underserved sectors of society.
And lastly a big thanks to my sister who takes the abuse of dealing with the in person me so that I can present the slightly more stable version to the online world:
Where’s the chips and salsa?
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warrior image via sunwukong at http://www.devantart.com
crying baby via http://www.sillybeans.com