Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Versatile Blogger

I got caught in a pincers movement. And it's actually kind of nice.

Twice on Sunday, I got listed for a "Versatile Blogger" Award, once by Diane Bainbridge at Contemporary Photography and once by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy. The award is actually for whatever reason the giver designates -- and both Diane and Louise were more than generous in designating me. So, in turn, I am designating others (up to 15 at a time is allowed) and also doing the optional "seven things you may not know about me."

Thank you, Louise and Diane. You have been more than kind.

Here are my designees (and I've omitted some because Louise, Diane and Maureen Doallas have designated a number of bloggers I would have):

Duane Scott at Scribing the Journey. Duane is a young man wiser than his years and a heart for God.

Michael Perkins at Untitled. I read Michael's posts each day, and I come away encouraged. What a great heart he has.

Scott Couchenour at Serving Strong. Scott has a calling -- to serve ministry leaders.

David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers. David is one of my favorite bloggers on work.

Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience. One of the best bloggers online.

Marcus Goodyear at Good Word Editing. He writes poetry, he's a great writer, he's a great editor, and he battles zombies. What else can be said?

Justinian at Delight and Glory and Oddity and Light. I love the poetry this man writes.

Pete Marshall at, well, Pete Marshall. A poet with a truly human heart and a vulnerable soul. I was introduced to Pete's poetry by Lesley Moon at Moondustwriter. Lesley is a poet with one of the most generous hearts you can find.

Karen Eck at Karenee Art. A poet, an artist and a thinker.

L.L. Barkat at Seedlings in Stone. A poet, a writer and a friend. She's currently very busy not writing a book.

Kathy Richards, the incomparable Katdish.She writes unbelievably funny, unbelievably irreverent posts. And yet my favorites tend to be her serious ones -- this is a woman with a serious heart for God, and she knows how to laugh..

Kelly Sauer. Her writing and photography define the words "transparent" and "vulnerable."

Susan Etole at Just...a Moment. Susan combines beautiful photos with a few words that are absolute perfection every time.

Jay Cookingham at Soulfari. Jay has a heart for dads. And kids. And wives and moms. I love his blog.

That's 15. I have 15 more. Since I got this twice, I think I should get 30. I'll assemble the other 15 and post it soon.

And now the optional part of the Versatile Blogger Award.

Seven things you might not know about me.

(1) The summer between high graduation and the start of college, three friends and I drove to Cape Kennedy (or Cape Canaveral or whatever it's called these days) for the launch of Apollo 11 to the moon. We joined one million other people from all over the world.

(2) I collect stamps -- U.S. and Canada.

(3) I started biking some three weeks before I turned 53. My first ride was three blocks, and I collapsed. My longest ride in one day (August 2009) is 93 miles. And I didn't collapse.

(4) My heritage is English, Irish, French and German. Or one half Redneck and one half Coonass.

(5) My youngest son (22) and I saw all three of the Lord of the Rings movies together three times each -- at the movie theater. We also bought the DVDs as soon as they were released, and the extended edition DVD set. Yes, I'm a Ringhead.

(6) For six years, I wrote speeches for a CEO named by Fortune Magazine as one of America's seven toughest bosses. Fortune did not lie.

(7) I was president of my fraternity in college.


katdish said...

Aw, thanks Glynn! I'm among some pretty esteemed company here. I'm kinda embarrassed that I'm sitting here in my pjs reading this.

And you're a big LOTR fan? As if I needed another reason to like you!

Red Letter Believers said...

I too like Duane Scott's stuff. very intersting. The "untitled" blog was different -- and Good! And I agree about Ann. The best. every post just is stunning. You introduced me to Scott Couchenour and Jay Cookingham.

Honored to be on this list and to be your friend


Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

A great list, indeed. I enjoy the range here -- from Katdish crazy to soulful Susan.

Many of these are among my favorites as well, though I see some unfamiliar ones here, too. I'll check them out.

Shameless plug coming here: But I have to say that I do notice that many of these bloggers are part of the High Calling Blogs network. That's one of the things I enjoy about the network, too -- it has room for a variety of voices and styles.

Duane Scott said...

Thanks Glynn. :) I can't believe you chose me. I am sitting with some really great people up there.

Just so you know, I don't participate in awards, but if I were to give it out, you'd be on the top of my list.

Have a good day!

Michael said...

Thank you Glynn...Humbled to even be included...

And I'm with Kathy...the fact that you like LOTR makes you that much cooler...

Scott Couchenour said...

Glynn - As always, you are so giving. Thank you for including Serving Strong in this list. I'm honored.

Deidra said...

Great list!

The redneck coonass ringhead has me a bit nervous, though. ;)

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Thanks, Glynn, for including me in your list! I am extremely honored that you praise my little word-twiddles so much. And it's always nice to find someone who really is an obsessive LotR fan; that says something great about a person.

jasons said...

That is certainly a great list and you deserve the double honor.

As for the 'things about you' section, I find it hard to picture you in a fraternity, but then again, I've never seen a real one, only ones in the movies and TV. :)

n. davis rosback said...

i really like the "seven things about" list!

Graceful said...

93 miles without collapsing?! You are the man!

Cool list...I'm going to check out several new names to go blog explorin...

JC Dude said...

Thanks Glynn...You da best! I appreciate the mention among all those other great blogs!

Bless ya!