Nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award

Much gratitude to writer Rio Liang. Thanks to him, yours truly is honored and humbled by his nomination for The Versatile Blogger Award.

The Versatile Blogger website stipulates:

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award. [Though not obligated to, if you want to respond in kind you can do the following.] Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy. Include a link to their blog. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

In the spirit of the award, I nominate the following blogs (listed in no particular order), which embody excellence in creativity; dedication to individual passions, such as writing, education, or living life with integrity; as well as demonstration of strong digital citizenship:

1. Marianne Villanueva’s Kanloan

2. Dr. Vangie Meneses

3. Barbara Jane Reyes

4. Ire’ne  Lara Silva

5. Pop Culture and the Third World

6. Oscar Bermeo

7. Lesley Carter

8. PAWA Blog

9. Jody Hedlund

10. Rhythm Planet

11. Florante Aguilar

12. Feminist Frequency

13. Chinese Pirate Productions

14. E.A.M. Harris

15. The Blog of Tieryas

Finally, as a nominee/nominator, here are seven things you can pin on me:

1. Lives for the sound of dirt crunching under my hiking boots.

2. Will be happy if I never eat another full English, Irish, or Welsh breakfast again.

3. Shamelessly practices literary promiscuity

4. My Netflix “Taste Profile”: “visually stunning, mind-bending,” “cerebral romantic,”  “dark.”

5. Named after the jazz artist Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

6. Not sure if I want to be Bill Nighy or be with Bill Nighy.

7. Has a thing for tweed.

Bill Nye
Not this Bill Nye!
This Bill Nighy:
Bill Nighy … perfectly cast as a pirate radio station manager.
My namesake:

The Wooly Mammoth of Literature

Newspapers are dying. Two weeks ago, the San Francisco Chronicles‘ break out story was its own possible demise, a week ago, the Denver newspaper, The Rocky Mountain News joined the ranks. I’ve been working on the literary blog, Ruelle Electrique, whose theme I’ve just changed to a crisp, clean, three-column design–which, ironically, follows the same longitudinal format as newspaper columns. The times are a changing–yet old habits die hard. The wooly mammoth of literature rears its head, electronically, but still can’t generate revenue from print to save itself from the sticky black tar pits of financial ruin.