So, a big thanks to Elizabeth, whose blog I adore for its open and upfront emotion, and its unclouded view of childhood disability.
Blogs that I think are truly amazing and that I read regularly are as follows--in the spirit of this award, all are women, all of them dealing with lives, stories, and problems uniquely female:
1. Vicki Forman: speak softly . . . and carry the proverbial baton grand
Vicki also writes about childhood disability, being a writer, working in creative non-fiction. She has a memoir coming out soon, and writes with a clarity I can only try to emulate. Each post is clear, unique, self-contained, complete.
2. Kate Hopper: Mother words: mothers who write
Kate tackles difficult subjects with ease, and her writing is bright and lively and full of spirit.
3. Katie Bowler: West Egg
Katie writes about her life since leaving New Orleans a couple of years after Katrina. She's a poet, also and a fine one. Her blog is quirky, wise, and funny.
4. Leslie: Always Winter
In a perpetual dialogue with self and world, Leslie is also a poet. She leads a life I think I envy--self-reliant, free to write & think, independent.
5. Sara: Femme Fatale
Sara is making it as a single mother: by turns funny and poignant, her writing style is graceful, insightful.
6. "Macy Swain": Night Blind
Macy is a pen name for a fellow writer/friend, Jan. Jan is a professional writer with a long list of credentials, a wonderful writing style, and marvelous observations.
7. Amy Lemmon: Saint Nobody
Amy is who you wish you could visit if you went to New York--another mother of a child with disabilities, she's finding a way to anchor herself in the midst of whatever life throws at her, continuing to write and publish and all that.
So--I know there are a group of people out there who read--read these blogs as well!
A lot going on with Robert, but that's another post.