Before I get to my special award I want to post the link to the op-ed piece in this morning's NYT. It's by Paul Krugman, the award winning economist. I think it is frightening in it's implications and every American should pay attention. If you haven't read it yet, here is the link.
You never know what surprising things lurk in your in-box. This award was in my E-mail today and it was a complete shock. It came from a blogger who was new to me and that doubled the surprise.
I have since looked at his blog and I think you will find it worth checking out. Barry of the blog Frost Bottom Farm (aka: Frost Bottom Days) writes from Cape Cod, Masachusetts and his profile shows that he is interested in animals, farming and the great outdoors. Check out the link to his blog.
I have copied and pasted the rules from Barry's blog.
1. I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it
2. I must list 10 honest things about myself
3. I must put a copy of Honest Scrap logo on my blog
4. I must select at least 7 or 8 other worthy blogers and list their links
5. I must notify the blogers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.
So here goes:
Thank you, Barry for the Honest Scrap Award.
10 Honest Things about me.
10 Honest Things about me.
1. I am ancient. But then, you already knew that.
2. I love the music from my youth. The Big Band Era provided my age group with some incredible renditions not possible today.
3. I loathe hypocrisy.
4. I wanted to be a dress designer when I was young.
5. I was a spoiled only child until my Mom remarried.
6. My short term memory is deteriorating.
7. I just spent too much money on an Apple laptop.
8. My only fear is one of becoming dependent on others.
9. I don't fear death.
10. I am rarely lonely.
And now for the hard part. There are so many worthy blogs that I will be unable to name them all. Here are my nominations for the Honest Scrap award.
1. Rain of Rainy Day Thoughts. Rain writes great essays on politics, interesting stories about the Oregon farm that she and her husband own where they raise sheep and cattle accompanied by beautiful photographs that she takes
2. Ugich Konitari of Gappa . Her blog is from India and her long posts on the culture and life in that country are fascinating. Her mastery of the English language is much better than mine.
3. Anne of 20th Century Woman writes from Puget Sound where she lives on an Island. She and her husband also have a home in Alaska and you can learn much about her life there by reading her well written posts.
4. Paula of Bird's On a Wire has just celebrated her first Blogiversary. Her writing is excellent and her subject matter is eclectic. She is very interested in politics.
5. Hattie of Hattie's Web has the intriguing sub-title on her web of "I've forgotten more than you'll ever know." After reading her web, you will probably agree with her.
6. Mary Ellen of Xtreme English is well read and feisty. She calls it like it is. We share the fact that we both have cochlear implants.
I do hope that when you read this you will not omit the letter S from the last word in this award. In my case it would probably be more accurate, but I will leave it as