These blog posts, however, are in no way idiotic by any stretch of the imagination.
H. It's no secret that I adore this young woman's writing. She has a way with words that enthralls me; perhaps because she writes so eloquently and so beautifully about stuff that I identify with, but don't have the ability to write about. Not the way she does, anyway. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: when I grow up, I want to be as a good a writer as she is.
Natalia. She is not only a smart cookie, but one forceful writer. Her post about what she perceives to be the American attitude when it comes to s-e-x is food for thought. It is sooo worth reading (as are her other posts).
Scott. His photos
Ian. Seeing something that was so important in one's formative years reduced to a caricature of what it once was can be a heart-wrenching experience. I could almost feel Ian's deep sadness and nostalgia in this post about his elementary school. Another ghost story, but not in a scary kind of way.
Natalie. Drawing the line between the right to privacy and culpability can be tricky indeed. Where should the line be drawn, and where should it stop?
Prometheus. He wrote just a few words beneath the picture. On one hand, I understand the thought behind the ad; on the other hand, it seems kind of an underhanded way to attract customers. Ah, well. Such is life sometimes.
The Dragon. A picture can say a multitude of things, but with the Dragon about 50-100 words can imply a lot more. It's simple: he posts a picture and writes a caption underneath it; a very, very short story if you will, about circumstances that could have led to what the picture shows -- or what could happen during or after the scene shown. Creative stuff from a creative guy. He welcomes input from all of us. (His other blog is here.)
World Blog Council. I will toot my own horn here and proclaim that I am the first recipient of anything from this recently-formed body of blog universe observers. To wit:
The Council has taken upon itself the task of perusing blogs and has reviewed several noteworthy blogs to date. However, Council members have been whining pitifully about the, erm, age bracket of the earliest writers (venerable they may be) to submit their blogs for review. So if you're the young-ish type who wouldn't mind a pithy and (gently) deprecatory evaluation of your blog by a Limey or two, leave your blog's URl here. [I give in,
Just like me. I can come across as a bitch sometimes to some people, especially when the bastards are being stubborn and hardheaded and don't stay put when they should. But that don't mean I don't care. Because I do. I'm gentle in a mean sort of way sometimes. Get used to it. So just shut up and get well.
Wishing everyone a happy weekend!