Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Awards Sunday

I got this award from Will Burke and I thought today was a good time to link to his blog, Fatherhood and Other Common Terrors.  I haven't been following him for too long, but yes, he is a versatile blogger! You're never quite sure what you might get when you go there but it's always good!

I award it to another versatile blogger, Pat Tillett.  From artistic photography to poetry to personal essays to random whatever, you will never be disappointed by Pat's blog.

I wish Will Burke and Pat Tillett a very Happy Father's Day! I hope you both have been supremely spoiled today.


I received this cute puppy award from Watery Tart. She's pretty awesome herself, just having bagged a 3-book cozy mystery deal!! Congratulations to Hart!

Wow is it ever hard to decide who to pass this to because you're all as awesome and cute as this adorable winking puppy. I'll try to pick some blogs that are fairly new to me. So here we go:

Ella's Edge who already has a sidebar full of well-deserved awards because her posts are incredible! She can write about anything and make it interesting!

Empty Refrigerator had a rant the other day that was hilarious. She's also quite new to me but I'll for sure be visiting her blog often!

Neurotic Workaholic is one of those whose posts always give me a chuckle, or a new insight, or just make me glad I'm not her lol. Follow her, you won't regret it!

Julie Musil is a mom who writes and does it all incredibly well. Her posts are helpful, informative and sometimes really funny!

And you moms out there must go to Kierah Jane Reilly's blog to get her summer schedule! Who says you can't be a mom and write too? Even with school out!

And I wish I could link to the brilliant Jane Austen, because I'd give her the cute winking puppy award for being SO DANG AWESOME! I leave you with a quote from Mansfield Park:

"Certainly, my home at my uncle's brought me acquainted with a circle of admirals. Of Rears and Vices I saw quite enough. Now do not be suspecting me of a pun, I entreat."

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations with you fab awards!!!!! And I love the Jane Austen quote - she rocks! LOL!

    Thanks for the links too - will check them out.

    And bye bye Xena!!!! Hello beautiful Farm Girl!

    Happy Father's Day to you too!

    Take care
    x

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  2. love the Jane Austen quote...I've never heard a bad one!

    Congrats on the award!

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  3. Congratulations on the awards and thanks for some new links to check out.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  4. Thanks Karen! That made my day! You mean the puppy award right? I couldn't tell for sure, but then again that might be because this morning I just had espresso for the first time in years and everything's moving a little fast right now...must get more caffeine must get more caffeine must get more caffeine.

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  5. Congrats on your awards. Very cool and well deserved. :)

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  6. Thanks for the kind words, Karen, and Great choices!

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  7. Karen, thanks for that adorable award. I've never seen that one, and I love it. You're pretty darn awesome.

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  8. Karen, congratulations on you awards. Your certainly deserved any recognition you get.
    Also, thanks so much for passing one my way. It is especially nice coming from you.

    I was spoiled yesterday!
    thanks again!

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  9. Congrats on the awards, Karen! And congrats to those you've passed them on to. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  10. Congrats and can I just say, love the background color.

    CD

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  11. Congratulations on the awards, Karen! :)

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  12. Congratulations Karen! These are certainly well deserved awards!

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  13. Congrats! And thanks for the award! So cool :)

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  14. Congrats on the awards, Karen. They are (as always) well deserved!

    And thanks for the links. I'm excited to have new blogs to stalk. :o)

    Have a lovely week!

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