Yanub, at Yet Another Never Updated Blog has honored my site with its first ever pass along blogger award. These are awards given to blogs you think do an outstanding job, who are then instructed to give the award to several other blogs.
Yanub is a member of the disability community. I am very happy to know my work on this important subject is appreciated by at least some of those who experience it directly. For anyone who hopped over here from there, I thought I might reference a selection of some of my own personal favorite posts on disability.
The award is the Premio Dardos. In the words of its originator,
the Prémio Dardos is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.
So with that in mind I now have 10 blogs to pass the award on to, which is all too few when I realize who I have to leave out. After much thought I recognize the following. Each of them represent the best I’ve found in a literary sense at one point of my own idiosyncratic focus. Each represent part of what I aspire to be in my writing.
As fine a cultural, literary, and ethical medicine blog as I have ever found.
A magnificent writer and physician who captures life in the ER and life with poignancy, faith and clarity.
Otolarngologist, Dr. Bruce Campbell writes beautifully in this blog, capturing some of the medical office and OR moments that can be life altering, with powerful compassion.
This Mormon History Blog is about people and their stories first and foremost. Ardis has a passion for the spiritual lives of those long forgotten in the annals of history and delivers beautifully.
This Mormon History Blog is a group effort, regularly putting out thoughtful and reasoned pieces dissecting Mormon culture and values in an engaging way.
This online version of the literary Mormon Women’s Journal combines the talents of some powerhouse writers with personal narrative on several subjects near to my heart, such as raising children with disability, depression, and personal tragedy, all done with much compassion, reason, and faith.
Therese Borchard writes about depression from the all to often overlooked spiritual perspective in a way that I really appreciate. Her blog is therapy, powerful and well written.
John is a magnificent writer, blessed and cursed with the same malady of the soul that I have, major depression. He writes to overcome it, and describes those brief moments of hope in vivid, exultant personal narrative. He understands the power of sharing our own stories.
This is a fresh perspective on the culture and of academia and the science world that has far too few voices. Janet Stemwedel, AKA Dr. FreeRide is almost wonderful enough to fill that vacuum by herself. To top things off, every friday she goes back to the light hearted, childlike wonder of the world, all good science starts with, as revealed through her kids, the sprogs.
This is a blog dedicated to interfaith dialogue, in a world of faiths that often see such efforts as either a threat, or a waste of time. This eloquent pseudonymous Aquinas knows the power of understanding, and sees dialogue as a way or refining and stretching the minds of both sides, thus improving both your own faith and the world at the same time.
Some of these are so big that I would be shocked if they even took notice of praise from my backwater little blog. Nevertheless, I had to include them because the are models of what this award is, as I understand it.