Thursday, April 22, 2010

The 27th Day of Community: Kathy Richards

There are at least three Kathy Richards.

First, there is the Supreme @katdish on Twitter, where she reigns in awesomeness.

She is the author of the Katdishionary, which has no equal.

She thinks of nefarious things to do (via Sky Mall) to people whose houses will soon occupy the fields behind her home. (Would you like to be confronted by a smiling Buddha or a zombie statue in your neighbor's yard?)

She is not afraid of telling anyone "you are not the boss of me" and has a comeback ready when her kids use it on her.

She wages war on clowns.

She is THE charter member of the Fellowship of Traveling Smarty-Pants.

And she keeps Buddy Love the dachshund in line.

Then there is the Kathy Richards who encourages.

She generously opens her blog every week (by invitation) to guest bloggers.

She discovered Billy Coffey's writing and played an instrumental role in stopping him from chucking it all in discouragement. (And how many people has that alone blessed!)

She leaves thoughtful, deep and profound comments on people's blog posts (in addition to the funny ones). (I'm still working on getting the beret she says I need to have.)

The third Kathy Richards is the one who loves God with all the exuberance she can muster (and she can muster a lot). She loves her family and her church. And that love and exuberance comes flowing out over all of us who read her blog posts and follow her on Twitter and marvel at her creative imagination.

And she paints, too!

How can you not read and follow a blog called Hey Look, A Chicken!

And you better follow her on Twitter on you may find a zombie statue in your yard.

(Last December, a number of us participated in the "Twelve Days of Community" - see the button near the top right - sponsored by The High Calling Blogs. The purpose was to highlight a blog or web site of someone other than ourselves during the season of Advent and Christmas. I liked the idea so much that I'm continuing to do that -- highlight a blog or web site of a person whose thoughts and writing have had an impact on me and others.)


katdish said...

Glynn -

Wow. This is so extraordinarily kind and very unexpected. I'm actually quite speechless and humbled.

And that doesn't happen much.

Thank you so much. I'm a bit verclempt...

Talk amongst yourselves.

Maureen said...

Kat's the best.

Louise Gallagher said...

Yup! ABsolutely! yeah Kat!

And Yeah! Glynn for taking the time to honour the amazing Kat!

Helen said...

I love Kathy. She is a sweet, fun, kind and giving person.

Anonymous said...

Long Reign Katdish!

Hip Hip....Ka-Rah!

Billy Coffey said...

Yay Katdish! And all her personalities, too!

Kathleen Overby said...
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Kathleen Overby said...

She's famous at our house for coining WTU? (What the UTERUS) instead of the usual WTF? (What the frenchfry) We're talkin' celebrity status.

prashant said...

Thank you so much. I'm a bit verclempt...
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