Yesterday (Sunday) I noticed a comment from Jueseppi B, owner of The ObamaCrat, telling me, “Check your spam folder for an award nomination.” Hmm… an award nomination in my spam folder…okay. Digging through my startlingly full, spam comment depository, I found, to my humbling surprise, a nomination for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Thank you Jueseppi for including this blog within your list of notable choices. But as I already told him, this now commits me to maintaining that standard which prompted this nomination. No slacking off allowed now is there?
As I thank him for this, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of this blog’s subscribers, readers and commenters. In its short life online, you all have made this experience rewarding and enjoyable. I hope you continue to visit, to share your thoughts and suggestions and find the writings thought-provoking and even a little entertaining.
And now in accordance with the tradition of this award nomination here are my choices:
- Double Dip Politics: A very well-written, thought-provoking political blog covering a wide variety of political topics.
- Lack of Environment: A man on a mission to educate us all on the issue of Climate Change. He presents thorough discussions on various aspects of the topic to educate the layperson and “deals with the politically motivated denial of all environmental problems with an emphasis on climate change”.
- Reflections of a Rational Republican: Exactly what the title states. This is a well written blog tackling a broad range of political issues providing intelligent, well-researched discussion from the Republican perspective.
- EvoAnth: A science blog I recently discovered discussing a range of evolutionary anthropology topics from Neanderthals to the science of belly-button fluff.
- The Blue States: After a bit of a hiatus, she is back providing a wonderful perspective on the political world.
- Bruce the Economist: A economic and policy blog providing an honest appraisal of the current political environment.
- Class Warfare Blog: A very interesting, intelligently written blog discussing everything from social issues to taxation to political corruption.
- Punditocracy: This is a blog I am apparently involuntarily following as I frequently find myself on this site without even realizing it while exploring new political postings.
- Ajones1021: This is an economics focused blog with engaging discussions about our current economic state.
- Ron’s Coffee & Chocolates: This is another blog I find myself visiting regularly as I peruse newly minted political postings. The author tackles a range of topics from a slightly different angle that makes the site worth stopping by regularly.
- Young Lady Lib: A well-written blog on a range of topics from politics to food & nutrition.
- Smash the Stupid!: A blog by a politically Angry Viking.
Okay, I know I came up a bit shy of the 15 but in my defense a few of my choices have already been nominated before. I know there may well be others I’ve missed here and for that I do apologize but these here are those sites I visit regularly and have a good feeling for their content.
Now for the 7 random facts about myself;
- I’m finding this particular requirement more difficult to start than it should be :-)
- Despite spending way too much time each day inside, on the computer, I do thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and it’s a beautiful day today!
- Like a number of my fellow bloggers I am also an animal person. I have, at present, 3 kids (2 cats & a border collie/lab mix)
- I’m a bit of an ancient history buff.
- I’m an avid Science Fiction fan.
- My favorite city is London, England.
- I’m a book hoarder…uh…collector.