Tag Archives: Calliope’s Pen

Gone Awry

I had some good intentions but they have gone awry… For those that don’t know, I’m working on consolidating my blog and my website. Unfortunately, this is going much slower than originally intended. I had been waiting to acknowledge some awards until my grand unveiling but given delays that will no longer do! ūüôā So, here we go….

A while back I was over at the lovely Luisa Doraz blog, Believe In Yourself , and she was having a wonderful contest about guessing what anniversary she was celebrating. Era, over at Today’s Thought, and yours truly guessed correctly that it was her silver anniversary. We were both awarded the beautiful flowers seen below. I have to admit that I feel like I cheated. I recognized her wedding dress as being very similar to my own. Congratulations again on 25 years of marriage Luisa, I know it comes from lots of love and hard work!

The next award I would like to acknowledge is the Best Blog Award. I actually have had the priviledge to be given this award by two of my wonderful blogging friends, Luisa Doraz at Believe In Yourself¬†and Tasneem¬†Rangoonwala at Laugh Hard!¬†In a time when life is a little stressful and uncertain, they both have brought the gift of laughter back into my life. I can’t thank them both enough for not only the award but the mission they are on to remind all of us to enjoy each day. What greater gift could there be? Please visit them for your own health and happiness!

As luck would have it, each of these awards allows me to pass along the honor to 15 of my other blogging friends. Of course the award immediately reflects back to the gifters but now everyone else on my blogroll can also enjoy and send the love along! This is for all of you!

Beyond My Window for heartfelt words that always ring true (be sure to check her other links)

Bliss Bait for incredible art and rainbow views on the world

Brainstew РImpressions Personafied for The Poetry Corner and connecting to others through poetry

Calliope’s Pen¬†for depth of her words and ability with an incredible variety of forms – great humor and friendship too

Courting Disaster for her own incredible poetry and the lovely finds of other poets and musicians

DarcKnyt for his wit, humor, and his ability to make us take fear head on (check his other links)

Dying Man’s Daily Journal¬†because he inspires me to live

Sheeluvlee for the raw emotion she is willing to share Рyou are a brave woman of strength

J. Ruth Kelly¬†for philosophy and insight…and feeling like home

Jamie Spencer for edgy insights and love of the open road

Jpenstroke’s Blog¬†because memoirs never felt so personal before I found you

L. K. Thayer’s Poetry Juice Bar¬†will squeeze you and then line up other tremendous wordsmiths and artists to do the same

Outlandos¬†d’Amour¬†because it will make him crazy to have to tell me he won’t post the award and his writing makes me melt

Paul Wylie’s Blog¬†for his wonderful observations shared through poetry

Poetical Ness¬†for unearthing the poet within…we are blessed

Purple’s Platitudes¬†for sharing your words, your thoughts, and your heart with us and for taking on complex forms and approaches

Randall Dean Scott for choosing poetry as your lifeline and reminding us that we can too

Sam I Am (not) for sharing her thoughts on love and relationships Рwhat an open heart

Shadowplay for holding our hand while we venture down a path of light and darkness РI love the thoughts you spark

Signposts On The Way for wonderful digital art, thoughtful reminders on how to live, and posts of his philosophies on life

Soul Dose for her strength, her honesty, and letting us join in her journey Рthe humor too

Summer Rain for her posts on love Рlove of her child, her self, and others Рheart warming

The “Ness” in Darcness ūüėȬ†first for the fun look at marriage and family life, a love of kittehs, and overall fun posts (check her other links too)

The Dark Lord’s Blog¬†has some poetry you don’t want to miss – somehow it never reminds me of the dark

The Self Love Project is always a busy place Рposts from special causes, to poetry, to personal journal, to the next great surprise

This Human’s Condition¬†is another place I visit for humor and a observations on pop culture

Today’s Thought¬†is a journal blog with observations, recommendations, insights and fun

Utopian Fragments incredible poetry to broaden my views and make me think

Whispers of Conciousness a poet, artist, and photographer giving us a glimpse

Whizbangwoman has poetry, personal journal, even book and movie recommendations for all

All of you deserve so much more than just this award. Your willingness to put yourselves out into the public arena and share of your self is a daily inspiration. Know that I am always eager to read your words and have incredible respect for each of you. Blessings to you this holiday season and always ~ Jaymie


Unexpected Gifts


A few weeks ago Danielle over at Calliope’s Pen¬†gifted me with the Kreative Blogger Award.¬†To be honest it came at a time when I was feeling really unworthy and questioning the value of my own creativity. Being surrounded by¬†the incredible bloggers you find listed to the right can be¬†fairly intimidating. Having one of the most talented in the list single me out is just, well, amazing encouragement. Danielle is not only a talented writer but she is creative in¬†a way few dare. She writes in¬†form, out of form, in a box, with a….oh wait…what I mean to say is – if you really take the time to read¬†Danielle’s work, you will be pulled back again and again. You will want to study the nuances that always exist. You will be challenged to try new angles with your craft because she is that inspiring.

So there are rules with this award and as part of my creative license, I have decided to disregard them. I cannot bring myself to narrow down my blogroll to a handful of creative recipients. Instead I have decided that once a week I will take a moment to tell you what I enjoy most about some of the incredible bloggers to the right.¬†Reader, please stay tuned…fellow bloggers, please consider yourselves equal recipients¬†of my admiration and this award. Feel free to copy the award and, if so inclined, email me for the actual specifics on this award. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

Now, is anybody hungry??


Azfree over at Beyond My Window¬†sent me this yummy today! If I read correctly, she has also deemed today as Sexy Donut Day. Be sure to check out her blog and the extra links you will find there. She is currently working as a journalist in Las Vegas although I am trying to sell her on the merits of Colorado. Her poetry will¬†resonate and stick with you long after you walk away from the screen. Learn about¬†Las Vegas, learn about yourself, just don’t let her slip past you.

Like the award above, this sexy donut is for all the SWEET bloggers out there!¬†Whether you update everyday or once a week – this is for you. I may not always comment, often because I am stunned and can’t think of adequate words, but I am stopping by with coffee¬†in hand you can be sure.