So yesterday I was surprised and honored to discover that Cory at New World Witchery has nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger award! Thank you, Cory!
Now, this award has rules:
1. You must thank the person who has given you the award. (Thanks again, Cory!)
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog (Check!)
3. Link the person who has nominated you for the award (Done.)
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate
7. Let the nominated victims bloggers know they have been tagged
So now for 7 things that people might find interesting about me. Hmm.
1. I took flying lessons before I took driving lessons. My dad was a private pilot instructor at the time, and I was crazy about planes, so when I was about 15 or so, I started lessons. And…I didn’t actually like it. (These things happen sometimes.) But I continued to love planes, and when I was in the Air Force I did get to ride in several interesting aircraft, including a B-52 Stratofortress where – because B-52′s had only just been opened up to women pilots – I was the first woman that the crew had ever flown with. I was just a cadet along for the ride, and I wasn’t going to be a pilot, but it was still an honor to be acknowledged that way.
2. I am an unrepentant musical dilettante. After being forced to take clarinet as a kid (and quitting at my first opportunity), I’ve dabbled in guitar, harp, tin whistle, flute, octave mandolin, and – most recently – fiddle. But the instrument I have maintained the most consistent relationship with has been my voice. For the most part, that just means I sing in the car.
3. My degree is in physics, but I minored in Russian, which I started learning in high school. My high school class took a trip to what was then the Soviet Union, in fact, where I was introduced to the dessert possibilities of whipped cream. Not on anything, mind you. Just whipped cream.
4. I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember, mostly fantasy and science fiction, and for the past five years or so I’ve been writing novels. There’s something addicting about feeling a story come together, especially when it takes months to write it.
5. All my life, I have had a memory of (what I believe to be) my death in a past life, in the form of a very specific physical sensation and a visceral reaction to certain imagery. Only recently have I recovered enough detail to put it in context. And I’m afraid that’s all I’m going to say about that for now.
6. I spent a lot of time in trees as a kid. There was this one sugar maple at the edge of our yard that I considered my friend, and I would sit in her branches for hours, reading a book or just hanging out. We had some woods behind our house, and when I wasn’t climbing trees I was out sitting among them. One year I trained a squirrel to eat out of my hand.
7. I am a huge Joss Whedon fan, and have watched the entire arc of Buffy the Vampire Slayer more times than I could say. My favorite show of all time, though, has to be Firefly, short-lived as it was. Is it wrong that I want to be River Tam?
And now for my 7 nominations:
1.Poetry’s Reclamation. This is a fantastic poetry blog maintained by Laura Gail Grohe, a close friend of mine whose work is often intensely mystical. Awesome stuff, and I hope she posts more.
2. New World Witchery. I hope it’s kosher to nominate the blog that nominated me, but Cory and Laine have done such an awesome job with both their blog and their podcast (both focused on American traditional witchcraft) that I couldn’t leave them off the list.
3. Earth & Magick. Meical ab Awen blends earth science and earth spirituality in his blog (and the podcast of the same name.) Plus he’s got a wickedly funny sense of humor.
4. The Abysmal Witch’s Blog. Saturn Darkhope, from the podcast Pennies in the Well, has a new blog! There aren’t many entries yet, but what’s up there so far is inspired.
5. The Pagan Podcast Index. Hedon’s Dog has done a phenomenal job in creating this resource for all of us who enjoy Pagan podcasts. There is so much to keep up with!
6. Walking the Hedge. Juniper Jeni (from the Standing Stone & Garden Gate podcast) has created a fantastic blog full of humor, insight, and forthright honesty. Definitely worth reading.
7. The Infinite and the Beyond. Mainly a support blog for Chris Orapello’s podcast of the same name (and I’ve been trying not to mix podcasts with blogs), Chris puts some great graphics and links into his posts for each episode. It’s always worth stopping by to see what’s going on with the show, which is one of my favorites.
So that’s that! This post has taken all evening to put together, but I hope you’ve enjoyed my random thoughts about what you might find interesting. Thanks again to Cory, and I’m thrilled to keep spreading the Kreativ blogger love.
Bright and Dark Blessings,