IRAN. AN AWARD FOR LISA ALLENDER WRITES, AND MAYBE YOUR BLOG, TOO!
I have not posted even a bit on Iran, because I wanted to do a bit of research, follow the "revolution", and then decide what I had to say that might be worth the time to write it, and your time to read it. And exactly three weeks after it began, I'm still stumped. Yes, "Twitter" helped legitimize(and publicize!) the revolution(I think the revolution helped legitimize "Twitter", too!).
But I don't have a clear idea of where, exactly, Iran is headed. And yes, I've read what President Obama said, about whether we have this leader, or that, Iran is still not warming to us(United States).
So, what about you? Please post your comments, because I need to hear from you--the people whose opinions I value!
So tell me where you believe Iran is headed, and what we should be doing about it.
I received the One Lovely Blog Award from Sarah Sofia Ganborg, who writes several blogs. Check out her Living in Scandinavia blog, as well as the link to her A Healthier Way of Living blog, at:
Thank you, Sarah Sofia Ganborg.
I'll bestow this One Lovely Blog Award to the following bloggers:
Collin Kelley for his blog Modern Confessional. This is one cool blog, with everything from politics, to pop-culture to the "po-biz"(Collin Kelley's term for the business of poetry) represented. Collin Kelley's long-awaited (and bound-to-be-controversial!) novel, "Conquering Venus" will be released this summer(August, 2009) by Vanilla Heart Press.
Go ahead, check it out, you know you want to!
Lydia, for her blog, Writerquake. Political, but lately increasingly fraught with beauty of the day, Lydia's blog will often make you smile. Her photography rocks!!
Melissa Fondakowski, for her blog, Poet With A Day Job. She covers literature, with an emphasis on poetry, and her tales of animals she loves and cares for, and the people in her "day job" will have you simultaneously laughing and crying. Also, some politics, and thoughts on staying sober....Oh, and delightful recipes and pictures of the fabulous meals she describes!Her photography is not to be missed!
Selma, for her blog, Selma in the City. In Sydney, Australia there lives a funny, upbeat woman whose use of metaphor continues to surprise me. Be sure to check out her "prompts" from various sites, as Selma delivers heartbreaking stories(both bits from her own life, and others) told in an unsentimental, and breathtakingly fresh way. I'm going to coin a phrase here when I say you'll delight in her "Selma-isms".
Jayne Harnett-Hargrove, for her blog called Harnett Hargrove. A visual artist, her signature pieces contain quotes(either from long-ago-famous folks, or from the artist herself). So, take a look at her gorgeous illustrations, and her art(which includes hand-made books, hand-loomed fabric, hand-made paper, etc.). You'll connect with her warmth, and her edg-y sense of life.
Kate Evans, for her blog, Writing and Being. I had the pleasure of meeting Kate Evans last year(October, 2008) at our Atlanta Queer Literature Fest. She is a lively soul, brimming with possibility, and promise. So is her blog. Ms. Evans' follow-up to "For The May Queen" is "Complementary Colors", which is due out this summer(August, 2009). A clue for you, for this book: "fluid sexuality." This novel is from Vanilla Heart Press.
Be sure to read the pieces Kate Evans has published at her blog, from her own mother-- a widely-published author in her own right--who is suffering from a debilitating disease. While it might appear at first mention that such "letters" from her Mom would be depressing, they are in fact a testament to her mother's spirit, which is strong and decent and kind, even when facing a despicable illness like Alzheimer's.