Ramble: Four Years Later

Happy Birthday to my Blog
Four years old – and only feels like yesterday!

Sorrow on Fire: The Clown is Gone

The world is complicated and cruel. I made this post after finding ClownonFire.com had vanished. This is my opinion of that blog and the blog posts. Since then I have learned there is a back story of tremendous hurt. I stand by what I have written in the context I wrote it – a lament for creative talent shredded. At the end I have added links to sites that contain some of the tragic back story that consumed the blog and the blogger.”

Today I discovered ClownonFire.com is now a blank screen. An Internet Dead-end. The place that proudly proclaimed “BECAUSE EVERY DAY IS FUCKING MAGICAL™” had ended the magic. And I am brokenhearted.

This is what I retrieved from the Google Cache for his Final Post:

LeClownEnd

Nothing is forever, and we are driven by our own demons, and ghost, and memories, and sorrowful clowns. Those inner memories and personas make us who we are, make us do wonderful and wise things. And make use suddenly veer of the path into uncharted waters. Continue reading

A Blogger Award!

Well didn’t that just make my day! I had seen other sites with an award – and yeah I know these awards are more like blogger chain-letters. But ya know it still feel nice! Means someone has been reading and enjoying. So thank you!

I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award, by  Santu’s Blog (http://santuonline.wordpress.com/). And awesome is all I can say!

Now, there are some rules that are to be followed when one gets nominated for this award. Here they are

* Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post
* Share 7 things about yourself
* Nominate 10 or so bloggers you admire
* Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know
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7 things about me

1. I like to eat peanut butter and smoked oysters. I am sure it is really bad for you so it is a special treat.
2. I am a trivia vacuum. I know more useless facts than a random Google search page.
3. I am addicted to anime.
4. I scored in the 98th percentile in the Visual-Spatial portion of the Stanford–Binet IQ test. Not sure that really means anything but it sure made the tester really excited.
5. I love to cook and bake. I have made pies for weddings, donuts for art shows, and cakes for sharing!
6. I learned to play the accordion, and actually even took part in competitive music festivals.
7. I used to brew my own beer. The trouble was it was actually pretty good and I enjoyed drinking it!

Here are my nominees for the One Lovely Blog Award:

  1. heavenhappens
  2. unfetteredbs
  3. naznia
  4. cricketmuse
  5. Moths to a Flame
  6. Mullings of a Mind Tramp
  7. Great Splendor
  8. The Writing Aficionado
  9. reverend hellfire’s sunday sermon
  10. lifeintheblueridges
  11. Fiercely Yours

Oh and there are so many more…all filled with good writing and great reading!

Thank you Santu! I really appreciate the recognition:D